Writer Squads

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Writer Squads are New Writing South’s flagship project to support the development of young writers across the south-east.

We have five in the region- and they take place at partnership venues: New Theatre Royal Portsmouth; The Berry Theatre, Hedge End; Turner Contemporary, Margate; The School Creative Centre, Rye, and The Writers’ Place, Brighton.

“A place where anybody can be anybody and we care about what other people think”
    Squad Member, Rye

Squads are open to enthusiastic young writers aged 13- 17, and are a brilliant opportunity to develop new skills and meet other young writers.  By exploring a range of creative writing, from poetry to playwriting and lyrics to flash fiction, the Squads introduce young writers to a wide variety of writing styles whilst supporting the development of young writers in the region.

If you are interested in establishing a Writer Squad, email us.



The 2011/12 Writer Squads pilot scheme has been supported by Arts Council England and Hastings Voluntary Action - Seedcorn Fund.

The consolidation and expansion of the scheme over the next three years is supported by The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.