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We will use this page to share provocations, tips, tutorials and advice all with the aim of helping you shape and develop your writing practice. Each resource approaches things from their writers own perspective – so take from each one what you like!

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Lyndsey Turner- What if…

In the fouth writing provocation director and 2017 jury member Lyndsey Turner thinks about possibilities. More than film or television, theatre is uniquely placed as…


Roy Williams- Reflections on ‘Days of Significance’ and rewrites

The conclusion of my play DAYS OF SIGNIFICANCE, which was on at the RSC in 2007, hinged on a major revelation, the love Lenny has…


Charlene James- on process

Write what you’re passionate about. I don’t necessarily believe that you have to write what you know. Of course, it’s a great way to get…


Abhishek Majumdar -Writing the Personal, Political and Philosophical

Live from India- Jawaharla Nehru in Delhi  8 April, 1.30-3.30pm BST ABHISHEK MAJUMDAR on Writing the Personal, Political and Philosophical The workshop will give an overview of…


Mel Kenyon – Redrafting & Taking Notes

24 May, 6pm-8pm An agent and dramaturg, Mel develops and works collaboratively with some of the world’s most respected playwrights. In her workshop she will…


Joanna Murray-Smith – Life Experience and the Dramatic Journey

Live from Australia with Playwriting Australia 4 May, 9am,-11am BST Joanna’s plays have been produced all over the world. In this international live-streamed workshop Joanna…


Online Workshop with Simon Stephens

On Tuesday 17 March 2015: 6.00pm – 8.00pm, the Bruntwood Prize hosted a live online workshop with award-winning playwright Simon Stephens on the subject ‘Dramatic…


Live Online Workshop with Phil Porter

On Tuesday 17 February, 6.00pm – 8.00pm, the Bruntwood Prize hosted a live online worked with award-winning playwright and 2015 Bruntwood Prize winner Phil Porter…