Doorstep Arts

Doorstep Arts / Events / Mon 12 to Wed 14 Aug 2019 (3 days)

Young Writers Project

Young Writers Project

Calling young writers and songwriters! Are you up for a grand challenge? This summer, two special groups of young people aged 8 to 13 and 14 to 20 will take part in summer writing intensives, developing their own original stories, songs, poems and scripts for a shared performance alongside Plymouth-based youth company Beyond Face.

The written work & music will be inspired by the theme ‘What Are You Fighting For?’ and the work of young adult writer Muhammed Khan. This writing project is the first stage of a year-long devising process which will culminate with a large-scale theatre production.

The Young Writers project will run on August 12, 13 and 14 for a three day summer writing intensive at Torre Abbey, and then be followed up with a Sunday rehearsal on 8th September. The final pieces will be shared in a staged reading as part of the International Agatha Christie Festival on Saturday 14 September.

Young Writers aged 8-13: this project will be led by Sam Parker (National Youth Theatre, Downstage Write, Theatre Royal Plymouth) and Becky Dobson (Little Theatre Youth).

Young Writers aged 14-20: this project for will be led by Doorstep Arts Co-Directors Jade Campbell and Erin Walcon, and supported by musician Tarrin Vane.

If you know of a young writer or songwriter aged 8-20 who would be keen to take part, ring 01803 558811 or email Erin Walcon ( to ask questions or book on.

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Event Location

Torre Abbey

The Kings Drive

Telephone: 01803 558 811