Invitation to Young Writers

Rob Drummond - Mr Write (photo by Alan McAteer)

Rob Drummond – Mr Write (photo by Alan McAteer)

Are you between 16 and 25 years old and interested in being a writer?

It doesn’t matter whether you have written a play before or not. If you’re full of ideas and have always dreamed of bringing them to life we would love to work with you.

The National Theatre of Scotland has worked with hundreds of young theatre makers through its Exchange programme. We’re looking to build on the success of this by opening up our doors to aspiring young writers as well.

The Young Writers’ Day will involve a whole day working on your writing skills with full-time writer Rob Drummond (Mr Write, Bullet Catch) and George Aza-Selinger, the National Theatre of Scotland’s Literary Manager. We will talk about writing techniques, find ways to unlock the ideas you’ve always wanted to put down on paper, and give everyone a chance to see some of their work brought to life.

We will also be on hand for career advice and any other questions. The National Theatre of Scotland’s Learning and Outreach Manager Gillian Gourlay will be there on the day to listen to your views on how we’re doing and you can have your say about how we could possibly make the Young Writer’s Day a regular event in the future.

When: Saturday 15th December 2012

Where: National Theatre of Scotland Glue Factory
15 Burn Street
Glasgow
G4 9SA

Time: 10am – 4pm

Cost: Free

Open to 16-25 year olds

Places are limited and will be offered on a first to book basic, so to secure your place or for more information, please contact Gillian Gourlay by Monday 10th December 2012

Email: gillian.gourlay@nationaltheatrescotland.com

Tel: 0141 227 9011

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About National Theatre of Scotland

All of Scotland is our stage. In our heart is an ambition to transform the world in dreams and drama, to make incredible things happen in unbelievable places. We’re where Scotland comes to play. We’re an ever-evolving family of play makers, theatre originals, maverick thinkers. We’re technically adventurous, fearlessly collaborative. We’re what our artists, performers and participants make us. And with no building of our own, we have the freedom to go where our audiences take us. There is no limit to what we believe theatre can be, no limit to the stories we are able to tell. All of Scotland is our stage, and on that stage we perform to the world. We are a theatre of the imagine: a Theatre Without Walls.

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