Developing new writers in Hull

The Middle Child Writers’ Group offers a free introduction to playwriting, led by our associate artist and Hull-based writer, Tom Wells. You don’t need to have written anything before, you just need to have a few good stories to tell – funny stories, sad stories, tough stories, tender stories – stories we’re eager to see on Hull stages.

You’ll take part in a series of five weekly workshops focused around finding your voice as a playwright and begin working on a new play, which will receive feedback from Tom and Middle Child artistic director, Paul Smith. There will also be a sixth workshop, working with actors to bring your early texts to life.

    • Monday 13th May, 6-8pm

    • Monday 20th May, 6-8pm

    • Monday 27th May, 6-8pm

    • Monday 3rd June, 6-8pm

    • Monday 10th June, 6-8pm

    • Monday 22nd July, full day

Who can apply

The group is open to any individual who is:

      • A current resident local to Hull with a HU postcode;

      • Over the age of 18;

      • Yet to have had a play performed of more than 60 minutes in length.

How to apply

Applications are now closed for 2019. The Writers’ Group will return in 2020.

We are also exploring the idea of an ‘intermediate’, peer support group for writers in Hull with more experience. If this would interest you please do get in touch: reverb@middlechildtheatre.co.uk.

See also

Middle Child Library ​