Getting an Agent
Fresh Ink: Hull Playwriting Festival 2024

Talk: Getting Writers an Agent

With Giles Smart, United Agents

How do I find the right agent for me, as a writer? 

In this talk, we’ll be joined over Zoom by Giles Smart from United Agents who represents playwrights such as Tallulah Brown, Jude Christian, Afsaneh Gray, Deborah McAndrew, Ben Weatherill and Hull’s very own Maureen Lennon, among others. 

In this informal conversation, we’ll explore what agents look for in writing clients, how to approach an agency and how to get the most out of your search.  

This talk will be followed by a Q&A and will conclude in time for participants to make it to Stage@TheDock for the keynote speech with David Byrne. 

Sat 20 July

Pier Street

Free, ticketed




You will be taken to the website of Hull Truck Theatre, who are managing sales, to book your tickets.

Saturday 20 July


For help booking tickets, please contact Hull Truck Theatre box office on 01482 323638 or

Seating and Access

Unreserved Seating

Seating at Pier Street is unreserved, arranged in a relaxed layout with tables and chairs. If you need to sit in a particular place, such as close to the facilitator for lip-reading, please add a note to the access requirements box when prompted at checkout.

Access Requirements

To reserve a wheelchair space, please book a standard ticket and add a note to the access requirements box at checkout.

For any other access requirements, please add a note to the access requirements box at checkout.

Fresh Ink Co-Founder and Producer: Middle Child. Fresh Ink Co-Founder and Sponsor: Wykeland Group. Fresh Ink Supporters: J F Brignall Charitable Trust. Hull and East Riding Charitable Trust. I Am Fund. Two Ridings Community Foundation. The Warren Youth Project. Hull Truck Theatre. Garrick Charitable Trust.