Brighton Brighton


Theatre Royal Young Writers Project


Are you 16 – 25 years old and passionate about writing?

This course of 13 workshops will give you the time and space to reflect on why you write, what you want to say, who you want to say it to, how you’re going to say it… and get on and do it.

Writers participating in Year 1 of the project said:

‘An incredibly valuable and worthwhile experience – I have thoroughly enjoyed every session’

‘These workshops have given me opportunities to learn about theatre which I would not have been able to do on my own’

‘It has given me the opportunity to write in the most beautiful of locations which has been an inspiration’

‘A safe space to simply be a writer, and just write’

The course, led by professional writer Dinos Aristidou, will give 20 young writers the opportunity to develop their writing and experience what it is to write for, in and about theatre. Sessions are 10am – 12.30pm on alternate Saturdays between September 2014 – May 2015 and will finish with a ‘showing’ of work during Brighton Fringe Festival.

To apply submit a maximum of two A4 sides of creative writing on a subject of your choice. This can be in script format, or could be a short story or poem. What we want to see is creative flair – no prior experience of writing is needed.

This is a subsidised programme and the fee is £80 for successful applicants.  A limited number of bursaries may be available. The closing date for submissions is 25 June 2014; there will be a selection workshop on 5 July. Email your work to or New Writing South, 9 Jew Street, Brighton BN1 1UT

If you are selected for this exciting project we ask from you: o Commitment to the project – being able to attend at least 75% of the workshops o A desire to further your writing o Creative flair; no prior experience of writing is needed o Full participation in the group including engaging in constructive feedback

In return you will get: o A chance to further your writing experience o A deeper understanding of writing for, in and about theatre o Opportunities to see TRB shows at a discounted rate o A years free membership of New Writing South o The chance to meet industry professionals and get industry news and information about writing opportunities and funding o Mentoring opportunities with Dinos Aristidou o To call yourself a Theatre Royal Brighton Young Writer on publicity for your own work, independent of the project

For more info contact:  Jackie Alexander, Theatre Royal Brighton tel: 01273 764415 or Clare Thurman, New Writing South  tel: 01273 735353