Talawa accepting scripts from Black British Writers

Talawa specialises in developing Black British writers, and their scriptreading service is open through November 2017.

Talawa‘s history of nurturing and collaborating with outstanding writers like Roy Williams, Derek Walcott, Jackie Kay and Malorie Blackman is well known.

Talawa is now developing the next generation of Black British writers such as Arinze Kene, SomaliaSeaton, Theresa Ikoko and Inua Ellams among others.

What to submit / How to apply: 

Please submit one electronic copy of your play either in Word or pdf format with a covering letter to scripts@talawa.com

  • We can only accept one script per person, per window
  • This opportunity is open to Black British writers

(See their website for inspirational quotes and advice on your script.)

How the process works:

  • Talawa will confirm that we have received your script
  • Your script will be read by one of their team of script readers, who will report back to our Literary Associate in our Readers’ Meeting

You will either receive a detailed script report or, if your script is selected for further development, you will be invited to come in and meet with them.

Please note – this process takes three months.   It may take slightly longer if your script has been shortlisted and recommended for a full read by our Literary Associate.

Deadline: 30 November 2017

Source: Talawa Newsletter

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