Women in the Spotlight will be showcasing their work in March 2016 in celebration of International Women’s Day. Click here for further details.


Update: The Women in the Spotlight 2016 are:

Sui Anukka

Col Bashir

Hafsah Bashir

Jane Bradley

Maeve Clark

Dipali Das

Christina Fonthes

Bethany Hermitt

Charlotte Maxwell

Yolanda Mercy

Heena Patel

Deborah Sabina

Shahireh Sharif

Naomi Sumner



Commonword’s Women in the Spotlight announces partnership with Arvon

Commonword’s Women in the Spotlight are delighted to announce a partnership with Arvon. In March 2016 we will be holding a week long residential, performance poetry and script-writing course at the Hurst in Shropshire (http://www.arvon.org/centres/the-hurst/). The course is for writers who self-identify as a woman and as either BAME and/or LGBT+.

Arvon’s five-day residential creative writing courses offer a powerful mix of workshops, individual tutorials and time and space to write, led by leading writers. Tutors and a mid-week guest to be confirmed but will be experienced and established within the industry.

About Women in the Spotlight:
Women in the Spotlight (WITS) is a theatre development programme for women who want to write for and/or perform on the stage. This project will culminate in a group of queer women and BAME women having their short plays staged at a Manchester theatre and also them having the opportunity to confidently perform their own work within an established arts venue.

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