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Do you like writing? Would you like to work with a professional writer and find out more about selected Mayflower Theatre shows? Are you at secondary school or college? Would you like to see your work performed and published online and in print?

As part of the SO:Write literature development initiative, ArtfulScribe and Mayflower Theatre are inviting young people to get involved with a free exciting creative project that will help develop skills, confidence, and experience of a writer’s life.


SO:Write is a 2 year literature development project that aims to elevate the profile of writers and writing in Southampton.
It is supported by Arts Council England and led by ArtfulScribe in partnership with Mayflower Theatre, Apples and Snakes,
John Hansard Gallery, Nuffield, Southampton Festivals, and Southampton Libraries. 

Participants will explore creative writing through workshops on topics like characterisation, dialogue, setting and plot. Writers will work across genres including non-fiction, fiction, poetry and script-writing.

Sessions will take place on a weekly basis, on Saturday mornings during term-times. These sessions are free but we are looking for commitment. Places are limited, please register your interest by calling Mayflower Box Office. All workshops are suitable for beginners and advanced writers.

Group 1: Ages 11 to 14 Time: 9am - 10.45am
Group 2: Ages 15 to 18 Time: 11am - 1pm

Location: Empire Suite, Mayflower Theatre

We look forward to hearing from you and hope to see you at Mayflower Theatre!

Running Time

Approx. 2 hours

Age Advice:

For ages 11 - 18

Standard Pricing

Free. Register your interest by calling Box Office on 02380 711811


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Group 1: Ages 11 to 14 Time: 9am - 10.45am
Group 2: Ages 15 to 18 Time: 11am - 1pm