Race Today

Race Today: Writer Short Course

23 February-17 April

For emerging PoC/BAME writers that are looking to take their current writing in new directions and would like to utilise the opportunity to discuss or collaborate with other writers of colour, investigate into PoC archive and consider the paths to talk about race in their work.

Across 5 sessions the writers will explore the uses and pitfalls of using archive, the responsibility of telling other people’s stories, investigate into the necessity for factual rigour versus dramaturgy. Regular writing exercises, discussion and shadowing of the main Race Today process will culminate in a short piece created by each writer. This will be shared in a reading by professional actors to an invited audience.

Writers must be able to commit to the following dates and times:

23rd February – 12pm – 3pm
2nd March – 12pm – 3pm
23th March – 12pm – 3pm
15th April – 7pm – 9pm
17th April – 7pm – 9pm

To apply please fill out this form here (you will be redirected to the New Slang Productions website)

Key Dates:
The deadline for applications is Monday 18 February at 6pm.
All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by Wednesday 20th February.
The course is FREE. Although successful writers must pay a single upfront fee of £20 to confirm their place on the first day of the course.