Amazing creative opportunities for young people aged between 13-17
Work with professional writers | Get involved in exciting projects | Build confidence | Develop your skills | Learn new techniques | No writing experience necessary
Our Young Writers are a group of people like you - they write stuff in a session where it is safe and supportive to have ideas and to share them... You don’t have to have written anything before, but you just need to want to write!
The programmes are designed to nurture and encourage new writing talent. Throughout the year there are loads of opportunities to get involved.
You'll get to work with Action Transport Theatre’s award-winning Associate Writer, Kevin Dyer, to write in ways that you don’t get the chance to at school. Kevin is supported by Ginni Manning and Laura Duncalf - who are both fantastic creative writers.
Young Writers Projects
Whilst we can't meet face to face, we are offering weekly online writing sessions, every Monday between 11.30am-1.30pm on Zoom.
We meet every week and have three more 'open sessions' on May 11th, 18th and 25th which are open to all our existing Young Writers - plus anyone else who wants to join us!
How do I get involved?
Our next writing project 'Love Letters to the Town' runs throughout June & July 2020. If you are interested in becoming a young writer (it's totally free!) - you'll need to get signed-up through our consent form (an adult must fill this out with you), or, for further informaton and how to get involved please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Love Letters to the Town
We'll start working on Love Letters to the Town as part of our weekly writers sessions from 1st June - 27th July 2020. Through this project we aim to explore creative ideas to around love and care, and how we express and communicate during this unprecedented time of social isolation.
Through the sessions you'll have the chance to work with a prize-winning writer and one of the UK’s top young people’s theatre companies.
You’ll get to write stuff (stories, scenes from plays, monologues poems, whatever floats your boat) – even if you’ve never written before but would like to give it a go - in a fun, supportive atmosphere.
There will be writing, chatting, creative ideas, the chance to meet new people and make new friends too.
- You can find out more about 'Love Letters to the Town' here
- To get involved please complete our online form here
Three Up is an unique opportunity for four ATT Young Writers to collaborate with other young writers based in Australia and Canada.
Learn writing skills from professional writers, complete mini projects and challenges with other writers from the three countries, and share your work digitally across the globe.
The project culminates in a fantastic sharing event where you can see your very own writing performed live across three continents.
Action Transport Theatre in Ellesmere Port is the only UK theatre involved in the project, working together with Ryde Theatre in Australia and the Theatre for Young Audiences in Toronto, Canada.
- You can find out more about 'Three Up' here
Write a Play Together - 'One Girl Has A Monkey'
Our Write a Play Together project for 2019 / 2020 is now complete and our group of writers have met regularly online to collectively write a play. This play would normally be performed by students from Cheshire College South and West, and toured to local primary schools in the summer term.
The play created during this project in 2016-17 was called Scooter Race. It was highly commended at the 2017 Cheshire West Voluntary and Community Arts Awards. Read about the award here and the project here. Last year's play How To Survive The Day brought together a range of stories and experiences of school and received great feedback at all the school venues.
- The 2019 / 2020 play is call 'One Girl Has A Monkey' and you can find out more about this exciting project here
Posted: 6 May 2020