Commonword’s Women in the Spotlight are delighted to announce a partnership with Arvon. In March 2016 we will be holding a week long residential, performance poetry and script-writing course at the Hurst in Shropshire (http://www.arvon.org/centres/the-hurst/). The course is for writers who self-identify as a woman and as either BAME and/or LGBT+.
Arvon’s five-day residential creative writing courses offer a powerful mix of workshops, individual tutorials and time and space to write, led by leading writers. Tutors and a mid-week guest to be confirmed but will be experienced and established within the industry. There are 5 places left on the course.
About Women in the Spotlight:
Women in the Spotlight (WITS) is a theatre development programme for women who want to write for and/or perform on the stage. This project will culminate in a group of queer women and BAME women having their short plays staged at a Manchester theatre and also them having the opportunity to confidently perform their own work within an established arts venue.
Fee: The course is subsidized however there will be £100 fee. Please note you will need to be available 14th – 19th March 2016.
What to submit/How to apply: If you are interested in attending please send in the following to firstname.lastname@example.org :
- A completed draft of a 15 minute script + 3 performance poems OR 10 performance poems + completed draft of a 5 minute script
- A brief bio
- A covering letter as to why they wish to attend the course and how it would benefit them
Deadline: 23 November 2015