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.


The 2020 Writers’ Group was due to take place throughout May and June, however due to the coronavirus pandemic we have sadly had to postpone the workshops. We will re-arrange once life has returned to normal.

In the meantime, you can follow Tom’s weekly online workshops, on our blog:

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

The Writers’ Group will return in 2021.

See also

Middle Child Library ​