Wordsmithery Writing Workshop at Mind the Gap

‘Braving the Page, Taking the Space’ with Mary Cooper and Daniel Foulds on Tuesday 25 July 6.00 – 8.00pm

On the left a photo of Daniel Foulds. A white man with black hair, wearing a blue and white checkered shirt. On the right a photo of Mary Cooper in black and white. A white woman with black hair wearing dangly earrings.

Writers Mary Cooper and Daniel Foulds will work through fun practical writing exercises to build your confidence and develop your writing skills. Revisiting some of the fundamentals of dramatic writing, Mary and Daniel will tackle character development, plotting skills and how to keep your audience wanting more.

The workshop is free and open to all, and will take place at Mind the Gap studios on Tuesday 25 July 6pm – 8pm. Register here.

Award-winning playwright, Mary Cooper, has written extensively for stage, screen and radio, including working with Mind the Gap on their recent Daughters of Fortune project. She is currently writing two radio drama series for BBC Radio 4 and a large-scale community play for Space 2, Leeds, as well as mentoring and supporting several new writers in the region.

Bradford-based Daniel Foulds is a writer with a Learning Disability who has been working with Mind the Gap for almost ten years as an actor, devisor, writer, and Associate Artist. He has been funded by Arts Council England to write Hidden Histories, site-specific performances based on forgotten stories from Yorkshire’s past. He is now working on In Neither Camp, a play drawing on his personal experiences and those of the local Learning Disabled community. Mary and Daniel have been on several different writing adventures together including Daughters of Fortune and Hidden Histories. Mary is currently the dramaturg for Daniel’s new show, In Neither Camp.

Wordsmithery is an exciting new writing competition developed by 509 Arts with Kala SangamBradford Producing Hub and Mind the Gap. All kinds of writing for performance can be submitted and although the competition is for Bradford writers, the free Wordsmithery workshop programme is open to all.

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