The exciting news is that we are going to relaunch She Writes in Chatham, Kent, and really focus on using it to help writers develop their writing.
The idea will be that writers will come along in the afternoon before their plays are due to be performed (or a day or two before depending on your availability,) to watch the plays being rehearsed, talk to the actors and director, and then receive feedback from the audience after the event (if you would like to, in the form of collated feedback forms).
Because we want to support writers’ development, we are currently only selecting plays from Kent-based writers, or those who can attend the performances, to get the most out of the reading of their play.
You can be kept up to date with when the next She Writes submission period is at our new monthly writing newsletter for Kent: http://eepurl.com/XGFrn
Please email 17Percent if you would like to be considered for our first showcase on 4 August for which we will be accepting 10-minute plays and 10-minute extracts from plays in progress, on the theme of Roundabouts or Traffic (as loosely inspired as you like). Deadline 25 July.
Please see our guidelines on what to submit, and how.
After that the next dates will be:
1 September – The theme is holidays / vacations. Deadline 18 August.
29 September – To coincide with the Rochester LitFest, the theme is Byron. Deadline 15 Sept.
If you would like to come along and get a feel for the venue we will be using, then please do come along to the launch of our new Monday writing slot on 28 July, 7-10pm, Upstairs at The Alexandra Hotel, 43 Railway St, Chatham, Kent ME4 6RJ.
She Writes is a non-profit, unfunded initiative and so unfortunately there is no payment or reimbursement of expenses to writers, directors, performers or anyone else involved in the production of each piece.