LONDON WRITERS’ WEEK ANNOUNCES IN BATTALIONS, OLD VIC NEW VOICES AND UNIVERSITY WOMEN IN THE ARTS WILL BE PART OF THIS YEAR’S LONDON WRITERS’ WEEK

London Writers’ Week has announced that the third installment of Fin Kennedy’s influential In Battalions Festival will be part of this year’s London Writers’ Week.

 

In 2013, Tamasha’s Artistic Director, Fin Kennedy wrote In Battalions, a report into the effect of the Arts Council’s cuts on theatres capacity to develop new plays and playwrights.

 

The first festival took place at Central Saint Martins as part of The Year of Experimentation festival and featured Neil Darlison, Director of Theatre at the Arts Council, amongst other speakers.

 

The second festival was run in partnership with Devoted and Disgruntled and the MA Dramatic Writing at Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins.

 

As part of London Writers’ Week, this year Fin Kennedy will host an In Battalions: State of the Industry round table to discuss the Government’s current funding plans and the effects the cuts have had to date.

 

A truly open discussion, all attendees will be afforded the opportunity to take part and air their thoughts, observations and analysis. Speakers will include theatre professionals as well as representatives from Arts Council England and it is hoped this could be the catalyst for a second In Battalions report.

 

In addition two other new events for London Writers’ Week have been announced.

 

The first event is with Alexander Ferris, Director of Old Vic New Voices, and will be on the Old Vic New Voices three year community company project which is coming to an end this year.

 

The first University Women in the Arts event, with mentor Kate Rowland, founder of BBC Writersroom and the former Creative Director of New Writing at the BBC, has also been announced as part of the week.

 

Jennifer Tuckett, Director of London Writers’ Week said: “This year’s aim for London Writers’ Week is to provide access to and showcase the best new ideas going on in terms of theatre writing in the UK. We are delighted to be including In Battalions as part of the week – Fin Kennedy’s campaign has kept the need to protect new writing in theatre on the agenda each year for the last three years.

 

The Old Vic New Voices community company are also coming to an end of their three year project this year, and we are looking forward to talking with Alexander Ferris, Director of Old Vic New Voices, about the project and how it has led the way in terms of community work and this session should offer important advice on working with the community.

 

We are also very proud to be hosting the first University Women in the Arts event as part of London Writers’ Week – this new project aims to provide advice from 15 of the women leading the way in the arts in the UK and we are delighted to have the first session, which is free and open to all, as part of the week.”

 

For more information on these and other events, please go to: www.londonwritersweek.com

 

 

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London Writers’ Week:

 

London Writers’ Week was created in 2015 with the aim to provide access to and showcase the best new ideas going on in terms of new writing in the UK.

 

The week’s partners are the MA Dramatic Writing at Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins, The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain, Writers at Work Productions, NAWE, BBC Writersroom, Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland, The London Playwrights Blog and Tamasha Theatre Company.

 

Each week has a different theme and this year’s theme is to provide access to and showcase the best new ideas going on in terms of theatre writing in the UK.

 

Contributors to this year’s London Writers’ Week include the Bush Theatre, Oberon Books, Central Saint Martins, Tim Crouch, The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain, Tamasha, The Dark Horse Festival, the Arts Council, Old Vic New Voices, University Women in the Arts, and In Battalions.

 

For more information please go to www.londonwritersweek.com

 

Central Saint Martins:

 

Central Saint Martins is internationally renowned for the creative energy of its students, staff and graduates with an exceptional reputation for educating foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate and research students in arts, design and performance. CSM’s award-winning campus at Kings Cross opens opportunities for creative collaboration and has provided an outstanding social scene for students.

 

Drama Centre London is one of the UK’s leading drama schools and is part of Central Saint Martins.
Alumni from Central Saint Martins and Drama Centre London include Sarah Burton, Hussein Chalayan, Jarvis Cocker, Matthew Collings, Terence Conran, James Dyson, Michael Fassbender, Colin Firth, Gilbert and George, Antony Gormley, Tom Hardy, Christopher Kane, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Sandy Powell, Raqib Shaw, Yinka Shonibare, Joe Wright.

 

CSM is part of University of the Arts London, an international centre for innovative teaching and research in arts, design, fashion, communication and the performing arts. The University is made up of six Colleges: Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Art.

 

The MA Dramatic Writing is run by Course Leader Jennifer Tuckett alongside Masters Ola Animashawun, David Edgar, Stephen Jeffreys, Caroline Jester, Fin Kennedy, Lucy Kerbel, Kate Rowland, Philip Shelley, Nina Steiger, Steve Winter and John Yorke.

 

For more information, please see: http://www.arts.ac.uk/csm/courses/postgraduate/ma-dramatic-writing-drama-centre-london/

 

The Writers Guild of Great Britain:

 

The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain (WGGB) is a trade union representing writers for TV, film, theatre, radio, books, poetry, animation and videogames. It negotiates national agreements on pay and conditions with key industry bodies, including BBC, ITV and Pact; the Royal Court, National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company. It campaigns and lobbies on behalf of writers and offers a range of benefits to its members, including free contract vetting, support and advice; events and discounts; free training; a weekly ebulletin; a pension scheme and welfare fund. Members include professional and emerging writers and membership starts at £9 per month.

 

Website (including online joining): www.writersguild.org.uk

Twitter: @TheWritersGuild

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewritersguild

 

Writers at Work Productions:

 

Writers at Work Productions is a writers development organisation which aims to explore new ways of working with and training writers and to work with the industry to increase access and diversity in the writing industry. The company is run by Jennifer Tuckett, who is also the Course Leader for the MA Dramatic Writing at Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins. Past projects include London Writers’ Week, The Student Guide to Writing: Playwriting run in partnership with the Bush Theatre, Central Saint Martins and Oberon Books and University Women in the Arts run in partnership with The Women of the Future Programme, Central Saint Martins and in association with Tonic Theatre.

 

For more information please see: www.writersatworkproductions.com

 

NAWE:

 

NAWE’s mission is to further knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of Creative Writing and to support good practice in its teaching and learning at all levels.
As Subject Association, NAWE promotes Creative Writing as both a distinct discipline and an essential element in education generally. Our membership includes those working in Higher Education, the many freelance writers working in schools and community contexts, and the teachers and other professionals who work with them.

 

For more information, please see: www.nawe.co.uk

 

The London Playwrights Blog:

 

London Playwrights Blog was started in 2013 as a resource for emerging playwrights.  We aim to bring together the latest opportunities, best resources, and good advice in one place.

 

The London Playwrights Blog advises London Writers Week particularly on events targeted at emerging writers.

 

For more information, please see www.londonplaywrightsblog.com

 

BBC Writersroom:

 

BBC Writersroom is a cross-genre department.  We work with Drama, Comedy, CBBC, CBeebies, Radio, Online – and others.  We work with both new and experienced writers.

 

Our website has a wealth of online resources in our Writers’ Lab, a Script Library, Industry Opportunities and our Blog with news and features on the latest BBC programmes, help and advice.

 

From our bases in London and Salford we run public events (for example Writing for Medical Drama and our TV Drama Writers’ Festival) and workshops, Q&As and masterclasses at festivals, theatres, writers’ groups and courses.

 

Our twice-yearly Script Room (Comedy and Drama) offers an open door for all writers across the UK, both new and experienced, to submit scripts with the promise that at least the first ten pages will be read.

 

We run targeted talent searches, for example the Trans-Comedy Award, which led to Boy Meets Girl on BBC Two, Future Talent for a pilot web-series based in the West Midlands, the Class-Dismissed sketch-writing initiative with CBBC and Craic Off with BBC Northern Ireland Comedy. We target under-represented voices through schemes focusing on minority communities or specific parts of the UK (for example the Wales Drama Award and the Tony Doyle Award).

 

For more information please see: www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom

 

Tamasha Theatre Company:

 

Tamasha is Britain’s foremost touring theatre company producing new plays inspired by the diversity of a globalised world. Tamasha’s work places the voices of emerging and established artists from culturally diverse backgrounds centre stage. Tamasha present vital high quality plays from seldom-heard voices, facilitate theatre makers to engage creatively with communities and audiences, and train theatre artists and young people through Tamasha Developing Artists; a national artist development programme with a track record of providing high-quality professional training and tangible professional opportunities for emerging and established theatre artists throughout their careers.

 

www.tamasha.org.uk

Twitter: @TamashaTheatre

Facebook: Tamasha Theatre

 

Playwrights’ Studio Scotland:

 

Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland is the nation’s only arts organisation exclusively dedicated to the long-term support, development and promotion of Scotland’s playwrights.  We work actively and creatively with playwrights, connecting them with audiences and organisations, for the ultimate enrichment and enjoyment of the people of Scotland and beyond.

 

For more information please go to: http://www.playwrightsstudio.co.uk/

 

For further information, photos or to arrange interviews please contact Jennifer Tuckett at j.tuckett@csm.arts.ac.uk

 

 

LONDON WRITERS’ WEEK ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIPS WITH BBC WRITERSROOM, TAMASHA AND PLAYWRIGHTS’ STUDIO, SCOTLAND

London Writers’ Week has announced new partnerships with BBC Writersroom, Tamasha Theatre Company and Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland.

 

The three new partners join The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain, the MA Dramatic Writing at Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins, Writers at Work Productions, NAWE, and the London Playwrights Blog as partners on the week.

 

The partners will advise on and continue to develop London Writers’ Week as a leading annual week offering access to and showcasing the best new writing ideas going on the UK each year.

 

In addition London Writers’ Week has announced it will be supporting Tamasha Theatre Company’s and Paines Plough’s production Come to Where I’m From: London, the first time Come to Where I’m From has taken place in London.


Jennifer Tuckett, Director of London Writers’ Week, said: “We are delighted to have BBC Writersroom, Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland and Tamasha Theatre Company joining the new series of partnerships with the leading writing organisations that we are putting together. We hope this series of partnerships will allow us to continue to develop London Writers’ Week into the writing version of London Fashion Week, providing access to and showcasing the best new ideas going on in new writing in the UK. We are also delighted to be supporting Paines Plough’s and Tamasha Theatre Company’s Come to Where I’m From: London alongside their other supporters – this is a truly innovative project and the first time Come To Where I’m From has taken place in London. With the last two Come to Where I’m From: London shows taking place during London Writers’ Week, this is a perfect partnership and just the kind of work we are keen to support and help provide access to and showcase.”

 

Anne Edyvean Head of BBC Writersroom said: ‘BBC Writersroom is delighted to be supporting London Writers’ Week in celebrating new writing talent in the UK.’

 

Fiona Sturgeon Shea, Creative Director Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland said: “It is really encouraging that London Writers’ Week is expanding its reach across the UK. As the only dedicated development organisation for playwrights in Scotland, we are thrilled to be part of it. We hope that we can contribute to the planning of the event in future, and bring an awareness of Scotland’s playwrights and their work to this important initiative. I look forward to working with such a great group of partners.”

 

Fin Kennedy Artistic Director of Tamasha Theatre Company said: “Tamasha is delighted to be a part of London Writers’ Week. The week’s aim to provide access to and showcase the best new ideas going on in writing in the UK is an important one and one which we at Tamasha support. London Writers’ Week is fast becoming a leading industry showcase.”

 

This year’s London Writers’ Week is on the theme of providing access to and showcasing the best new ideas going on in theatre writing in the UK and contributors include Tamasha Theatre Company, the Bush Theatre, Oberon Books, Tim Crouch, BBC Writersroom, the Arts Council of England, The Writers Guild of Great Britain with two panels of Fact Based Theatre (chaired by leading playwright David Edgar with panelists including Alecky Blythe (National Theatre)) and book writing for musical theatre (with panelists including Gurinder Chadha (Bend it like Beckham) and Catherine Johnson (Mamma Mia)).

 

More information and booking information can be found at www.londonwritersweek.com

 

 

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Central Saint Martins:

 

Central Saint Martins is internationally renowned for the creative energy of its students, staff and graduates with an exceptional reputation for educating foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate and research students in arts, design and performance. CSM’s award-winning campus at Kings Cross opens opportunities for creative collaboration and has provided an outstanding social scene for students.

 

Drama Centre London is one of the UK’s leading drama schools and is part of Central Saint Martins.
Alumni from Central Saint Martins and Drama Centre London include Sarah Burton, Hussein Chalayan, Jarvis Cocker, Matthew Collings, Terence Conran, James Dyson, Michael Fassbender, Colin Firth, Gilbert and George, Antony Gormley, Tom Hardy, Christopher Kane, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Sandy Powell, Raqib Shaw, Yinka Shonibare, Joe Wright.

 

CSM is part of University of the Arts London, an international centre for innovative teaching and research in arts, design, fashion, communication and the performing arts. The University is made up of six Colleges: Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Art.

 

The MA Dramatic Writing is run by Course Leader Jennifer Tuckett alongside Masters Ola Animashawun, David Edgar, Stephen Jeffreys, Caroline Jester, Fin Kennedy, Lucy Kerbel, Kate Rowland, Philip Shelley, Nina Steiger, Steve Winter and John Yorke.

 

For more information, please see: http://www.arts.ac.uk/csm/courses/postgraduate/ma-dramatic-writing-drama-centre-london/

 

The Writers Guild of Great Britain:

 

The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain (WGGB) is a trade union representing writers for TV, film, theatre, radio, books, poetry, animation and videogames. It negotiates national agreements on pay and conditions with key industry bodies, including BBC, ITV and Pact; the Royal Court, National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company. It campaigns and lobbies on behalf of writers and offers a range of benefits to its members, including free contract vetting, support and advice; events and discounts; free training; a weekly ebulletin; a pension scheme and welfare fund. Members include professional and emerging writers and membership starts at £9 per month.

 

Website (including online joining): www.writersguild.org.uk

Twitter: @TheWritersGuild

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewritersguild

 

Writers at Work Productions:

 

Writers at Work Productions is a writers development organisation which aims to explore new ways of working with and training writers and to work with the industry to increase access and diversity in the writing industry. The company is run by Jennifer Tuckett, who is also the Course Leader for the MA Dramatic Writing at Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins. Past projects include London Writers’ Week, The Student Guide to Writing: Playwriting run in partnership with the Bush Theatre, Central Saint Martins and Oberon Books and University Women in the Arts run in partnership with The Women of the Future Programme, Central Saint Martins and in association with Tonic Theatre.

 

For more information please see: www.writersatworkproductions.com

 

NAWE:

 

NAWE’s mission is to further knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of Creative Writing and to support good practice in its teaching and learning at all levels.
As Subject Association, NAWE promotes Creative Writing as both a distinct discipline and an essential element in education generally. Our membership includes those working in Higher Education, the many freelance writers working in schools and community contexts, and the teachers and other professionals who work with them.

 

For more information, please see: www.nawe.co.uk

 

The London Playwrights Blog:

 

London Playwrights Blog was started in 2013 as a resource for emerging playwrights.  We aim to bring together the latest opportunities, best resources, and good advice in one place.

 

The London Playwrights Blog advises London Writers Week particularly on events targeted at emerging writers.

 

For more information, please see www.londonplaywrightsblog.com

 

BBC Writersroom:

 

BBC Writersroom is a cross-genre department.  We work with Drama, Comedy, CBBC, CBeebies, Radio, Online – and others.  We work with both new and experienced writers.

 

Our website has a wealth of online resources in our Writers’ Lab, a Script Library, Industry Opportunities and our Blog with news and features on the latest BBC programmes, help and advice.

 

From our bases in London and Salford we run public events (for example Writing for Medical Drama and our TV Drama Writers’ Festival) and workshops, Q&As and masterclasses at festivals, theatres, writers’ groups and courses.

 

Our twice-yearly Script Room (Comedy and Drama) offers an open door for all writers across the UK, both new and experienced, to submit scripts with the promise that at least the first ten pages will be read.

 

We run targeted talent searches, for example the Trans-Comedy Award, which led to Boy Meets Girl on BBC Two, Future Talent for a pilot web-series based in the West Midlands, the Class-Dismissed sketch-writing initiative with CBBC and Craic Off with BBC Northern Ireland Comedy. We target under-represented voices through schemes focusing on minority communities or specific parts of the UK (for example the Wales Drama Award and the Tony Doyle Award).

 

For more information please see: www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom

 

Tamasha Theatre Company:

 

Tamasha is Britain’s foremost touring theatre company producing new plays inspired by the diversity of a globalised world. Tamasha’s work places the voices of emerging and established artists from culturally diverse backgrounds centre stage. Tamasha present vital high quality plays from seldom-heard voices, facilitate theatre makers to engage creatively with communities and audiences, and train theatre artists and young people through Tamasha Developing Artists; a national artist development programme with a track record of providing high-quality professional training and tangible professional opportunities for emerging and established theatre artists throughout their careers.

 

www.tamasha.org.uk

Twitter: @TamashaTheatre

Facebook: Tamasha Theatre

 

Playwrights’ Studio Scotland:

 

Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland is the nation’s only arts organisation exclusively dedicated to the long-term support, development and promotion of Scotland’s playwrights.  We work actively and creatively with playwrights, connecting them with audiences and organisations, for the ultimate enrichment and enjoyment of the people of Scotland and beyond.

 

For more information please go to: http://www.playwrightsstudio.co.uk/

 

For further information, photos or to arrange interviews please contact Jennifer Tuckett at j.tuckett@csm.arts.ac.uk

 

 

London Writers’ Week 2016 Launches

 

LONDON WRITERS’ WEEK ANNOUNCES PROGRAMME FOR 2016

 

London Writers’ Week has announced its 2016 programme.

 

This year London Writers’ Week will take place during the week of July 4th 2016.

 

In addition to the programme, the week has announced a series of new partnerships to advise on and help develop the week, including a continuing partnership with Central Saint Martins, The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain and Writers at Work Productions, three of the original founding partners of the week, plus new partnerships with BBC Writersroom, NAWE (the National Association of Writers in Education) and the London Playwrights Blog in terms of emerging writers.

 

The partners will work with the British Writers Council to advise on and develop the week. The British Writers Council is an advisory board made up of those who have led the way in writing training in the industry including John Yorke, founder of the BBC Writers Academy, Kate Rowland, founder of BBC Writersroom, Ola Animashawun, founder of the Royal Court Theatre’s young writers programme, Fin Kennedy, Artistic Director of Tamasha, Caroline Jester, former Dramaturg at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Philip Shelley, instigator of the Channel Four screenwriting course, Lucy Kerbel, founder of Tonic Theatre and Jennifer Tuckett, Course Leader of the new MA Dramatic Writing at Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins and Director of Writers at Work Productions.

 

London Writers’ Week’s theme for 2016 will be to provide access to and showcase the best new ideas going on particularly in terms of theatre writing in the UK.

 

The 2016 programme will include:

 

  • A Central Saint Martins day on the future of dramatic writing training, the Central Saint Martins MA Dramatic Writing showcase and an exclusive event with Oscar winner and Theatre Design Central Saint Martins’ graduate Jenny Beavan

 

  • A Writers’ Guild of Great Britain day with panel discussions on Fact Based Theatre chaired by David Edgar and including panelists Alecky Blythe, Gilliam Slovo and Richard Norton Taylor and Book Writing for Musical Theatre chaired by Jenifer Toksvig and including panelists Gurinder Chadha and Catherine Johnson

 

  • A showcase of Tamasha theatre company’s new project “New Families” to accompany their forthcoming tour of Mother India

 

  • A showcase of the Dark Horse Festival, a new festival for unproduced plays being developed by the London Playwrights Blog and targeted at emerging writers

 

  • A day with the Bush Theatre and Oberon Books on The Student Guide to Writing: Playwriting and providing access to and increasing diversity in the theatre

 

  • A workshop for young writers run by NAWE, the National Association of Writers in Education

 

 

  • A workshop with Tim Crouch on his recent residency at Central Saint Martins, The Complete Deaths and his work with students at Central Saint Martins and his methods to develop new work

 

  • An In Conversation event with the Arts Council on Grants for the Arts and the Arts Council’s priorities in terms of theatre funding

 

  • A Masterclass with BBC Writersroom Head Anne Edyvean on how theatre writers can make the transition to other forms of dramatic writing

 

Jennifer Tuckett, Director of London Writers’ Week and the Course Leader for MA Dramatic Writing at Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins said: “London Writers’ Week was founded last year with the aim of providing access to and showcasing the best new ideas going on in terms of writing in the UK. We’re delighted that this year’s focus is theatre writing and we hope the week provides access, in one week, to some of the most interesting theatre writing and theatre writing ideas going on in the UK. There should be something for everyone – from students to the public to writers and the industry.”

 

Ellie Peers, WGGB Acting General Secretary said: “WGGB is proud to support London Writers’ Week once again, with its focus this year on theatre writing, and we are delighted that our Theatre Committee will be hosting a full day and two panel events.”

 

Anne Edyvean, Head of BBC Writersroom said: “BBC Writersroom is delighted to be supporting London Writers Week in celebrating new writing talent in the UK.”

 

For more information and to book tickets please go to: www.londonwritersweek.com

 

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Notes to editors

 

 

Central Saint Martins:

 

Central Saint Martins is internationally renowned for the creative energy of its students, staff and graduates with an exceptional reputation for educating foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate and research students in arts, design and performance. CSM’s award-winning campus at Kings Cross opens opportunities for creative collaboration and has provided an outstanding social scene for students.

 

Drama Centre London is one of the UK’s leading drama schools and is part of Central Saint Martins.
Alumni from Central Saint Martins and Drama Centre London include Sarah Burton, Hussein Chalayan, Jarvis Cocker, Matthew Collings, Terence Conran, James Dyson, Michael Fassbender, Colin Firth, Gilbert and George, Antony Gormley, Tom Hardy, Christopher Kane, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Sandy Powell, Raqib Shaw, Yinka Shonibare, Joe Wright.

 

CSM is part of University of the Arts London, an international centre for innovative teaching and research in arts, design, fashion, communication and the performing arts. The University is made up of six Colleges: Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Art.

 

The MA Dramatic Writing is run by Course Leader Jennifer Tuckett alongside Masters Ola Animashawun, David Edgar, Stephen Jeffreys, Caroline Jester, Fin Kennedy, Lucy Kerbel, Kate Rowland, Philip Shelley, Nina Steiger, Steve Winter and John Yorke.

 

For more information, please see: http://www.arts.ac.uk/csm/courses/postgraduate/ma-dramatic-writing-drama-centre-london/

 

The Writers Guild of Great Britain:

 

The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain (WGGB) is a trade union representing writers for TV, film, theatre, radio, books, poetry, animation and videogames. It negotiates national agreements on pay and conditions with key industry bodies, including BBC, ITV and Pact; the Royal Court, National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company. It campaigns and lobbies on behalf of writers and offers a range of benefits to its members, including free contract vetting, support and advice; events and discounts; free training; a weekly ebulletin; a pension scheme and welfare fund. Members include professional and emerging writers and membership starts at £9 per month.

 

Website (including online joining): www.writersguild.org.uk

Twitter: @TheWritersGuild

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewritersguild

 

Writers at Work Productions:

 

Writers at Work Productions is a writers development organisation which aims to explore new ways of working with and training writers and to work with the industry to increase access and diversity in the writing industry. The company is run by Jennifer Tuckett, who is also the Course Leader for the MA Dramatic Writing at Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins. Past projects include London Writers’ Week, The Student Guide to Writing: Playwriting run in partnership with the Bush Theatre, Central Saint Martins and Oberon Books and University Women in the Arts run in partnership with The Women of the Future Programme, Central Saint Martins and in association with Tonic Theatre.

 

For more information please see: www.writersatworkproductions.com

 

BBC Writersroom:

BBC Writersroom is a cross-genre department.  We work with Drama, Comedy, CBBC, CBeebies, Radio, Online – and others.  We work with both new and experienced writers.

For more information please see: www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom

 

NAWE:

 

NAWE’s mission is to further knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of Creative Writing and to support good practice in its teaching and learning at all levels.
As Subject Association, NAWE promotes Creative Writing as both a distinct discipline and an essential element in education generally. Our membership includes those working in Higher Education, the many freelance writers working in schools and community contexts, and the teachers and other professionals who work with them.

 

For more information, please see: www.nawe.co.uk

 

The London Playwrights Blog:

 

London Playwrights Blog was started in 2013 as a resource for emerging playwrights.  We aim to bring together the latest opportunities, best resources, and good advice in one place.

 

The London Playwrights Blog advises London Writers Week particularly on events targeted at emerging writers.

 

For more information, please see www.londonplaywrightsblog.com

 

 

For further information, photos or to arrange interviews please contact Jennifer Tuckett at j.tuckett@csm.arts.ac.uk