Blood Beats: LGBTQ+ Writers Group

Thu, 27 Jul 2023 19:00 – 21:30 BST

The Yard Manchester 11 Bent Street Cheetham Hill M8 8NF

Blood Beats is a cross disciplinary LGBTQ+ writing group, aimed at creating a supportive community space for writers to come together, develop your craft through activities and workshops, as well as sharing the highs and lows of our creative journey with our peers.

Whether you’re an aspiring poet, playwright, screenwriter, or just someone who’s finding your literary language and hoping to grow as a writer – all are welcome.

For July’s session, you’re going to be flexing your writing muscles, focusing on character voice, rhythms of speech, and how to use dialogue effectively in storytelling!


Blood Beats is led by Box of Tricks’s Playwright-at-Large Conway McDermott & Literary Associate Billie Collins

Conway is a trans non-binary writer from Liverpool. The winner of the Box of Tricks Screen/Play award, they’re currently writing for BBC’s EastEnders, and have previously written for Screen Yorkshire, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse, as well as working as an artist and performer with FACT, the Liverpool Biennale, and many more organisations across the UK and Europe.

Billie Collins is a writer for stage, screen and audio whose debut play TOO MUCH WORLD AT ONCE toured nationally in Spring 2023. As a writer, Billie has previously worked with ThickSkin Theatre, Film Hub North, the BBC, and Toastie Animation. Billie has also been a script reader for organisations including the BFI, Film 4 and the Liverpool Everyman Theatre, and is a Literary Associate with Box of Tricks.

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18 Jul 2023


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