Do you find yourself daydreaming about the future? Do you imagine how the world might change for the better? 

Join writer and performer Emma Dennis-Edwards to write about your hopes and vision for the future. You'll have chance to explore your thoughts and feelings about the world, take part in writing exercises and work towards creating a short monologue inspired by this. 

After the session, all writers attending this workshop are invited to submit their writing to the Octagon to receive feedback from the Literary team. 

This session will take place on Zoom. Please click here for more information.

Part of our Get Creative Summer - find out more here


Emma Dennis-Edwards

Emma Dennis-Edwards is a Writer/Performer of Jamaican and Trinidadian heritage. Emma has been a participant at the Royal Court, Soho Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith and Oval House writers programmes. Emma was also recently on attachment with the Old Vic as one of the playwrights selected for the Old Vic 12 talent programme. 

In 2018 Emma’s play Funeral Flowers (which Emma wrote and stars in) was performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018 and won the Scotsman’s Fringe First Award and the Filipa Bragança award for best female solo performance. It has since enjoyed sold-out London transfers to The Bunker, Free Word Centre, Bernie Grant Arts Centre, The Roundhouse and Hackney Empire. 

Emma’s play American Dream 2.0 was recently performed at the Young Vic as part of their Neighbourhood Theatre project. 

In addition to her writing for theatre, Emma also writes for television; she was selected for the BBC Studios Writers Academy and is under commission by EastEnders, River City, Casualty and Holby City. She is also working on original television ideas for independent production companies Balloon, The Forge and Moonage. 


Additional information


Online Zoom Session


Friday 31 July, 2-3.30pm