Tamasha and Hachette Creative Writing Programme

Tamasha are proud to partner Hachette UK on a new creative writing course, aimed at culturally diverse theatre writers interested in writing prose fiction and non fiction. Run weekly for two-hour sessions over the course of three months, the programme will encompass an overview of the publishing process, writing workshops and one-to-one sessions with mentors from across Little, Brown and Orion. An inclusive panel, comprising published writers, literary agents and publishers from Hachette, will lead a separate unit each week. Writers leading units include Courttia Newland, Julie Cohen and Alex Wheatle. The whole course is free of charge to the participating writers, and a travel subsidy is also being offered to writers from outside London.

A call-out to Tamasha’s artists for applications led to an extremely high standard of submissions. A panel comprising Fin Kennedy and Debo Adebayo from Tamasha, and Sharmaine Lovegrove and Katie Espiner from Hachette, selected nine writers for the first cohort. The writers participating in the inaugural course are Iman Qureshi, Mel Pennant, Mahad Ali, Ayesha Manazir Siddiqi, Satinder Chohan, Titi Dawudu, Amman Brar, Rabiah Hussain and Phoebe McIntosh