Traverse 3 – online venue

£90 (bursaries available)



Traverse Young Writers is aimed at 18-25 year olds who are looking to develop their writing skills in a fun, supportive group setting. The course offers the opportunity to be part of a creative network, where aspiring playwrights can discuss, debate and create great new work.

Maybe you’ve never considered writing for theatre before. Maybe you’re sitting on a story that’s about to burst out of you but you don’t know how to make it come alive on paper. Maybe you aren’t seeing yourself represented in Scottish theatre. Traverse Young Writers is for you.

This season of Traverse Young Writers will be lead by professional playwright May Sumbwanyambe. The ten-week course will examine and explore playwriting techniques and structures, culminating in a one-to-one feedback session with the Traverse Literary team.

They are able to offer a limited number of bursaries for those requiring financial support to access this course.  Please return completed bursary forms to by Tuesday 14 September.


  • Anyone aged 18-25 based in Scotland with a passion for writing.
  • There are 14 spaces available in this season of Traverse Young Writers.
  • The fee for the course is £90, which covers roughly 25-30 hours of workshops and feedback on drafts. They have a limited number of bursaries available, covering the full cost of the course. Bursaries are available to anyone for whom the cost of the course is a barrier to entry.

Published on:
6 Sep 2021


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