Wordsmithery writing workshops



Wordsmithery writing workshops are free and open to all. Three will be online and the fourth is at Mind the Gap in Bradford.

The workshops are for anyone interested in developing their practice and are designed to ensure all can benefit, whatever their level of experience.


Tuesday 20th June 6.00 – 8.00pm (online)

Autobiographical Performance – Jamal Gerald

Details and registration here


Tuesday 27th June 6.00 – 8.00pm (online)

Structure. What is it? – Frazer Flintham
Details and Registration here


Tuesday 18th July 6.00 – 8.00pm (online)

Playing Out – Emma Adams

Details and registration here


Tuesday 25th July 6.00 – 8.00pm at Mind the Gap

Braving the Page – Taking the Space (Mary Cooper and Daniel Foulds)

Details and registration here

Terms & Conditions


Competition opens: April 2023.

Four online workshops: Between May and July 2023 Deadline for submissions: 31st August 2023.

Shortlisting of scripts: September 2023.

Announcement of 4 winning scripts: October 2023 Rehearsed readings of the winning scripts: October 2023 Mentoring for winners (4 sessions): October 2023 onwards.


Terms & Conditions

Wordsmithery is open to writers living in the Metropolitan Borough of Bradford aged 16 years and over at the time of submission.

No previous experience is necessary to enter the competition.
Submitted scripts should have a length of approximately 20 minutes when read aloud.

Submitted scripts can be part of a larger text, but should be coherent and work as a 20 minute piece.

Scripts must be new, unpublished and must not have been presented to an audience previously, except in a tryout environment. They must be original and not derived, copied or plagiarised from any secondary source.

Scripts must be submitted as an attachment to an email to info@509arts.co.uk in pdf or word format. Please provide your contact details in the body of the email.

The submitted script must be anonymous. It must not contain personal information, such as name, address, email, pseudonyms or agents’ details.
Scripts can be co-authored by more than one person, but only one script per entrant(s) will be accepted. Please ensure that the entry is submitted with one set of contact details.

The entrant(s) must exclusively own and control copyright and all other related rights to the submitted script.

Click for a pdf of these terms and conditions 

Wordsmithery is a new writing competition developed by 509 Arts with Kala Sangam, Bradford Producing Hub and Mind the Gap