Paines Plough Open Writer’s Lab!


We are partnering with Bradford 2025 and Paines Plough for the Bradford leg of a new nationwide writer development scheme, Tour the Writer. We want to connect with storytellers and creatives with an interest in writing for stage and performance.

The Open Writer’s Lab on Saturday 12th August in Bradford will be your first in-person opportunity within the programme, giving you the chance to meet the Bradford and Paines Plough teams, connect with each other, and begin your development journey.

This will be the first in a series of offers with Paines Plough so do not worry if you can’t attend, there will be more to come!

About You

We want to connect with anyone that writes, wants to write, or has never considered writing before. We’re looking for poets, authors, musicians, and storytellers in all their forms. If you’ve got an interest in writing for stage and performance, then we want to meet you.

We particularly want to hear from under-represented voices within the industry. We want to keep creating brave and bold spaces for voices we don’t often hear from to tell stories that aren’t often heard.

If you think that’s you, then get in touch. You don’t need to have written before or have any prior stage experience. You just need a desire to tell a story.

The Session

The session will run for a full day (approx. 6 hours). We will have guest facilitators running creative writing workshops. But we’d also love to hear from you about what you’d like to see from a new development programme.

If you have any access requests to help you better participate in sessions, you’ll be able to let us know on the Eventbrite sign up page. Please note, we close sign ups one week before the event to ensure that we can meet any requests.

Join the conversation about Paines Plough Open Writer’s Lab!