Writers Academy – Birmingham

Writers Academy – Birmingham

Writers Academy – Birmingham

Writers Academy Birmingham students meeting on a Zoom call.
First Zoom meeting with the writers.

After two years of offering an acting course in Birmingham, YELLOW EARTH ACADEMY returned in 2020 with a brand new FREE introductory course in writing for live performance.

With all the dramatic changes to our day-to-day lives due to the COVID 19 situation, we brought the start date forward to enable people to creatively connect during this period of social distancing. The Writers Academy was held on Wednesday 6 May – 3 June with weekly online sessions.

Meet the Tutor: Sayan Kent

Sayan’s plays have been performed around the country. She has been nominated for The John Whiting Award, shortlisted for the Terrence Rattigan Award and the BBC Script Room, longlisted for The Bruntwood and The Papatango Prize and she was joint winner of the Capital New Writing Festival. She has written many short plays which have been performed at The Rep, Birmingham, Arcola, Park Theatre. Sayan has taught writing at Kali Theatre, the Belgrade Theatre, Staffordshire University, and acting at the Dolphin Dance Academy. She is also a director and dramaturg.

Writers Course is funded by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

*British East/Southeast Asian: anyone of East or Southeast Asian descent living and working in the UK.