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We’ve played a vital role in the development of new writing in the north west for the past 3 years in association with Commonword.

Our Writers’ Lab programme is designed to help participants create a monologue or piece of theatre, over 3 months. We meet participants once a week from September through to November, on Tuesday evenings or Saturdays. Workshops cover a wide range of topics and are led by Cheryl Martin with a number of guest artists involved over the programme. We take writers through a three draft process with one-to-one dramaturgy support and at the end of the process writers take part in the Black Gold Arts Festival

Writers who have completed the programme include: Claire Hynes, Ruby Ann Patterson, Jamie Lee, Nasima Begum, Fereshte Mozaffari, Christina Fonthes, Seni Seneviratne, Lucy Sheen, Mez Ndukwe and many more.

See our Poetry of Adoption / Adoption of Poetry 2016 programme

Course structure Sept – Nov 2019:
Applicants must be available for the full programme,

Commonword 21-31 Oldham Street, Manchester M1 1JG · 0161 832 3777


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