UPDATE 19th May 2021
- Some of our Young Writers sessions are running again in-person!
- These would normally take place in Action Transport Theatre's home, Whitby Hall - but this is currently closed for redevelopment
- On 22nd May, 10th July and 17th July we will meet online, via Zoom
- On 29th May, 5th June, 19th June and 3rd July we will meet at St Thomas and All Saints Church, Whitby Road, Ellesmere Port CH65 6UW
- On 13th & 26th June we will meet at Trinity Methodist Church, Whitby Rd, Ellesmere Port CH65 0AT
How do I get involved?
If you are interested in becoming an Action Transport Theatre young writer (it's totally free!) - you'll need to get signed-up through our consent form (a parent/ carer/ guardian must fill this out with you if you are under 16), or, for further information and how to get involved please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
We meet every week and sessions are open to all our existing Young Writers - plus anyone else who wants to join us!
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.
Love Letters to the Town
This was the last project we worked on and are very proud of! Through this project we aimed to explore creative ideas around love and care, and how we express and communicate during this unprecedented time of social isolation.
You can take a look at the film that was made 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
Our Write a Play Together project for 2020 / 2021 started in January 2021 and our group of writers meet regularly online to collectively write a play. This play goes on to 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 was called 'One Girl Has A Monkey' and you can find out more about this exciting project here
Posted: 6 May 2020