Blood Beats: LGBTQ+ Writers Group A brand new LGBTQ+ writing group from Box of Tricks

Thu, 23 February 2023, 19:00 – 21:00 GMT

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 our 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 the second meeting of the midnight society (aka: Blood Beats!) you are joined by Brendan Curtis of the Queer Bodies Poetry Collective and editor of Queer Icons: A Queer Bodies Anthology. Brendan is a writer, drag queen and artist, and has been an organiser on Liverpool’s Queer Art scene for years. They have buckets of first hand experience of trying to navigate performing, publishing, and self producing queer poetry and performance!

Blood Beats is led by Playwright-in-Residence Conway McDermott

Conway is a trans non-binary writer from Liverpool, with a passion for juicy, accessible stories which ask big questions. They first started working with Box of Tricks after winning the Screen/Play Award in 2021 and are buzzing to be continuing that relationship as Playwright-in-Residence. They’re currently writing for BBC’s EastEnders, and as part of Screen Yorkshire’s FLEX 2022 Programme, and have had work commissioned by The Theatre Royal Stratford East, The Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse, Popelei Theatre Company, and the Liverpool Light Night Festival, as well as working as an artist and performer with FACT, the Liverpool Biennale, Creative Europe, and a handful of other organizations across the UK and Europe.

Published on:
15 Feb 2023


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