Demystifying Writers' Contracts
Fresh Ink: Hull Playwriting Festival 2024

Workshop: Demystifying Writers’ Contracts

With the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain

Join us in the pop-up space on Pier Street for a workshop with Writers’ Guild of Great Britain (WGGB).

Understanding what you’ve been asked to agree to in a contract is a vital aspect of any writer’s career. But how do you know what makes a good contract – or a bad one? And how can you be sure you are protecting yourself, your work and your rights? 

WGGB assistant organisers and caseworkers, Joe Abel and Eleanor Dawson, will deliver a 90-minute interactive workshop to demystify the contractual process in theatre, TV and film writing, covering: 

  • What types of contract you are likely to be offered 
  • Legal terminology and how to cut through the jargon 
  • How to avoid common mistakes 
  • What makes an industry-standard agreement 
  • WGGB collective agreements and how they work 

Joe Abel and Eleanor Dawson work to support the national, regional and craft committees on industrial issues affecting writers in the UK. 

Sat 20 July

Pier Street





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.

Essential Companions

A free, no-questions-asked additional ticket is available for any disabled audience member who requires an essential companion. To book, please order 2x standard tickets, then apply the essential companion discount code on the Event Summary ‘Basket’ page. This will then convert 1x standard ticket to a free one.

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.