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  • Top tips from our script readers:

  • "Don't try to conform to standards already set by others, set your own"

  • "Avoid stereotypes. Research the social / cultural context of your characters"

  • "Don't second guess what they want you to write. Write what you want to write"

  • Somalia Seaton, Talawa Writers' Programme Writer

    "Talawa has been an integral part of my growth as an artist and writer, gaining confidence in both my voice and place at the table … the springboard … a safe haven for me, full of encouragement and belief."

  • Theresa Ikoko

    " ... there aren’t very many routes into this out of reach world ... Talawa look for us, they seek us out and take the time and care needed to build us up in all the ways that truly matter."

  • Talawa's history of nurturing and collaborating with outstanding writers like Roy Williams, Derek Walcott, Jackie Kay and Malorie Blackman is well known.

    Talawa is now developing the next generation of Black British writers such as Arinze Kene, Somalia Seaton, Theresa Ikoko and Inua Ellams.

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