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New Welsh Writing Gets a Boost     

Following the success of the 2004 grassroots Welsh Gold residency at the WMC, Sgript Cymru are set to work with another group of writers in order to encourage and develop new writing in Wales.

Sgript Cymru will host a residency at The Hurst, John Arvon Centre in Shropshire where ten writers have been invited to hone their skills and develop their craft.
Sgript Cymru will continue its distinctive approach to writer development, by inviting writers whom they have formed relationships with in order to help them make the transition from grassroots level to experienced writer. Many of the writers already show extreme promise, having received bursaries from Sgript Cymru to develop their work.

The residency is invaluable to new writers as it offers them a chance to work with experienced actors, writers and directors in order to critique their writing through a series of workshops. Tutors include, Sgript Cymru’s Artistic Director Simon Harris, Associate Director Elen Bowman, Literary Manager Angharad Elen and director Adele Thomas. Previous residencies have resulted in two full scale Welsh language touring productions ‘Diwrnod Dwywen’ in 2003 and ‘Drws Arall i’r Coed’ in 2005. Writers who attended have also gone on to be commissioned, write full length plays and establish their own theatre companies.

At a time when the future of new writing is being widely debated in Wales, this residency aims to strengthen and encourage links between writers and producing companies.
Sgript Cymru  
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Carys Shannon, Marketing Manager
Wednesday, December 07, 2005back

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