A new initiative open to anyone living in Scotland aged 18 or over, Breakthrough Writers: Launchpad is an online writers’ group, led by award-winning playwright Stef Smith, which will offer a completely free 10-week course of mentoring to 10 individuals from across the country. This opportunity is for writers with loads of enthusiasm, talent and big ideas, and requires no previous experience. Writers will be taken from idea generation right through to the first draft of a script, which they will receive detailed feedback on from members of the Traverse Team.


  • This is a group for people at the outset of their writing journey, people who adore telling stories but might not think of themselves as ‘writers’ yet, people with lots of enthusiasm and a story to tell.
  • Anyone aged 18+ based in Scotland with a passion for writing.
  • They actively encourage applicants who write in Gàidhlig/Gaelic or Scots,and applicants who identify as LGBTQI+, disabled, and people of the Global Majority.

There will be no cost to participate.

Published on:
11 Jan 2022


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