Traverse Young Writers is aimed at 18-25 year-olds who wish to develop their playwriting skills. It offers the opportunity to be part of a creative network, where aspiring playwrights can discuss, debate and create great new work.

The course runs in two bookable seasons:

  • Spring (March-May)
  • Autumn (September-December)

This season, Traverse Young Writers will participate in a series of intensive playwriting workshops with professional playwright Clare Duffy (Arctic Oil). Clare is a writer for stage, radio and television, and is increasingly working with new storytelling platforms such as digital games, 360 degree films and virtual reality.

Booking for Traverse Young Writers Autumn 2019 is now open! The season will begin on Monday 23rd of September, and workshops run from 7-9pm.

Fees The cost of a 10-week course of Traverse Young Writers is £90.

The Traverse is able to offer a limited number of bursaries covering the majority of the course fees for those unable to pay.

We would like to thank The Nimar Charitable Trust, The Russell Trust, The Steel Charitable Trust, The Teale Charitable Trust and The William Syson Charitable Foundation for their generous support of Traverse Young Writers.


Creative Producer, Sunniva Ramsay. She has shoulder-length brown hair and a full fringe.

For more details about Traverse Young Writers, and to book, get in touch with Creative Producer, Sunniva Ramsay – sunniva.ramsay@traverse.co.uk