Traverse Young Writers- for anyone aged 18-25 based in Scotland

Traverse Young Writers is a 10-week entry-level programme, designed for young people aged 18-25 who want support to find their own voice, experiment with new writing styles and try new things in a dynamic group setting. With sessions held online, the course is open to writers living anywhere in Scotland.

Our Spring course, beginning in late March and now open for applications, consists of guest workshops hosted by leading playwrights and culminates in a scratch sharing of the participants’ work, created in collaboration with professional actors and directors.

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.

The fee for the course is £90, which covers roughly 25-30 hours of workshops and feedback on drafts and preparing for the scratch performances. They also have a 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.

There are 28 spaces available in this session of Traverse Young Writers.

Writers will be split into two groups, one beginning on Mon 22 March and the next the week after on Mon 29 March. The course will last 10 weeks.



Tue 9 March, 11.59pm.

Contact Details

Eleanor White, Literary Associate, at

Published on:
24 Feb 2021


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