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Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Unique opportunity for writers wanting to write for children

New Writing South -- the literary development agency - and Theatre Centre - an organisation that commissions and tours new writing in schools - are looking for 5-10 writers in the south east to be a part of the national Skylines Project. 
is an innovative programme for playwrights to develop skills for Young People’s Theatre designed to develop a writer’s ability and interest in creating work for young audiences.
The project will involve five groups of writers from across the UK, one of which will be at The Writers' Place in Brighton.  There will be an initial gathering for all writers involved, which will take place in London.  There will then be three sessions in Brighton, led by professional writers that specialise in writing for young audiences to include exercises and tasks, with some self-guided study and an online learning/interaction element. This will culminate in a sharing event, led and directed by Theatre Centre actors and directors to showcase ideas at the end of the process with a young audience.
The introductory event will be taking place in London, ideally towards the end of March/beginning of April. Sharing will ideally take place by Autumn 2012.  The timing of sessions will be negotiated with our venue partners based on individual needs and other programming.
This is a fantastic, unique and free opportunity for writers wanting to write for children and young people. If you are interested in being a part of Skylines please contact Chris Taylor by email only chris@newwritingsouth.com saying why this project would work for you.

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