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Join playwright, BBC New Talent Hot List 2017 member and editor of Foreign Goods (Oberon Books) Jingan Young, Learning and Participation Manager at the Ovalhouse Theatre Titilola Dawudu, and Director of London Writers’ Week Jennifer Tuckett for this writing workshop for female arts student and recent graduates.


The writing workshop is part of University Women in the Art’s new project to provide a platform for female arts students' and recent graduates' voices in the current discussions around abuse, bullying and harassment in the arts.


In this workshop, you will learn writing tools, such as ideas and structure, to help you write a piece inspired by your views and experiences of this issue and to contribute to this important current discussion.


For more information on the project please go to the University Women in the Arts website.


This discussion is for you if…


  • You’re a female arts student who would like to contribute to University Women in the Arts' major new project


  • You're a female recent arts graduate who would like to contribute to University Women in the Arts' major new project


  • You're a female arts student or recent graduate who would like to learn writing techniques from three of the top female dramaturgs in the UK


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Jingan Young - Jingan Young is an award-winning playwright. She holds a BA (Hons) in English with Film Studies from King’s College London and a Master of Studies in Creative Writing from the University of Oxford. She is currently reading for a PhD in Film Studies at King’s College London She was the first playwright commissioned and produced in the English language by the Hong Kong Arts Festival for FILTH (Failed in London, Try Hong Kong). In 2016, she was a member of the BBC Writersroom invitation only group London Voices. She was acknowledged for her screenwriting by the BBC and Idris Elba on the New Talent Hotlist 2017. She is founder and artistic director of POKFULAM RD PRODUCTIONS 薄扶林道© and regularly commissions new writing from East Asian writers in the UK and China. She is editor of "Foreign Goods", a book of work by British East Asian playwrights, published by Oberon Books.


Titilola Dawudu – Titilola Dawudu is a Nigerian-born, British writer-producer and mentor and the Learning and Participation Manager at the Ovalhouse Theatre. She started working for GMTV before moving onto youth organisation Headliners where she was an outreach journalist. She was then Head of Operations and Development for Reaching Higher, a youth charity in Croydon. Within the charity, she started an all-girls theatre project called Stages which tells the stories of girls who suffer from mental health issues. Alongside this, she provides mentorship and support for young girls who want to become theatre-makers. After completing an MA in Dramatic Writing at Central Saint Martins, she became an associate with Tamasha Theatre and worked as an assistant producer with Soho Theatre and nitroBEAT. Titi is currently collaborating with Tamasha and 25 writers, producing a collection of audition monologues specifically aimed at actors of colour, to be published in 2018.


Jennifer Tuckett - Jennifer Tuckett is the Director of London Writers Week and has led the way in writing training in the UK, trained at Yale School of Drama on their MFA in Playwriting where Oscar winner Tarell McCraney was a contemporary, has been a finalist for the Women of the Future Arts and Culture Award for her work, and is Director of University Women in the Arts as part of her role at the new company Art School. Jennifer’s previous writing students have gone on to have their work produced at Theatre 503, Edinburgh,the Kings Theatre, Rich Mix, the Soho Theatre, the Barbican Theatre, the Abbey Theatre and by the BBC, amongst other places, via work she has tutored them on.


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Date: Friday 20th July

Times: 4pm –5pm
Location: Diorama Arts Centre, Regent's Place, 201 Drummond St, Kings Cross, London NW1 3FE, UK

Price: £5 (or included in the Festival Pass or Day Pass)

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