Interested in writing but don't know where to start? Join award-winning playwright Alison Carr for this one-off workshop where you'll take part in creative exercises to spark new ideas and explore your voice as a writer. This session is perfect if you are looking for some new year inspiration. 

After the session, all writers attending this workshop are invited to submit a short piece of work to the Octagon to receive written feedback from the Literary team. 

Alison Carr

Alison Carr is an award-winning writer whose work has been performed on stages and in non-traditional theatre spaces throughout the UK. Alison’s immersive audio drama We step outside and start to dance is currently available for free at

Credits include: LAST QUIZMAS (Box of Tricks Theatre Company); STUFF performed by Olivier Award winner Sophie Thompson (Painkiller Podcast); TUESDAY (National Theatre Connections Festival); THE LAST QUIZ NIGHT ON EARTH (BOTTC); CATERPILLAR (Theatre503/Stephen Joseph Theatre, Nominee – Theatre503 Playwriting Award); HUSH (Paines Plough/RWCMD/Gate Theatre); REMAINS (troublehouse theatre, Octagon Theatre); IRIS (Live Theatre, Winner – Writer of the Year, Journal Culture Awards); FAT ALICE (Traverse Theatre/Oran Mor/Aberdeen Performing Arts); THE SOAKING OF VERA SHRIMP (Winner, Live Theatre/The Empty Space Bursary Award); A WONDROUS PLACE (Northern Spirit, Nominee - Best Studio Production, Manchester Theatre Awards); DOLLY WOULD (BBC Radio 4). 

Image by Merlin Mee

Additional information


Online Zoom Workshop


Thursday 28 January, 7-8.30pm