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SWF Competition Time Again!

I'm delighted to announce that the Stories of SW1 Writing Competition is running again! We have an all start judging panel and are accepting scripts this year. It's a big year for SouthWestFest!

Writers from around the world are invited to submit their representations of South Westminster. Think past, present, future and alternate. What is the South Westminster you know or can envision? We're looking forward to seeing your creative interpretations of the theme!

There are also some amazing workshops running including script writing with the Royal Court and creative writing with yours truly. Other partners include the National Portrait Gallery and their a pop-up portrait stall if you want to learn how to take amazing photos of your friends and families.

Visit the SouthWestFest website to enter the writing competition!

Our judges are:

 Hannah Vincent began her writing life as a playwright after studying drama at the University of East Anglia. Her plays include The Burrow, Throwing Stones (Royal Court Theatre) and Hang (National) working on classic adaptations as well as original drama serials from 1996 – 2001.
She now teaches Creative Writing for the Open University. Her debut novel, Alarm Girl, was published by Myriad Editions in 2014 and was shortlisted for the 2013 Hookline Novel Competition. Her first radio play, Come to Grief, won the Best Drama (Adaptation) category at the 2015 BBC Audio Drama Awards.

Martin Daws is a performance poet and spoken word artist. He is the Young People’s Laureate for Wales. He was declared Farrago Slam Champ twice, was runner-up for both theJohn Tripp Award for Spoken Poetry in 2007 and the Glastonbury Festival Slam in 2008. His 2008 debut at the Edinburgh Festical earned a five star review. He has been published in numerous international journals and is the author of Skin Tight the Sidewalk, a book/CD. 
He regularly performs around the UK and Ireland and has worked with organizations including Literature Wales, National Opera Wales, The British Council, Apples and Snakes and Urban word NYC.

The Royal Court Theatre in Sloane Square is the writers’ theatre. It is the leading force in world theatre for energetically cultivating writers – undiscovered, new and established. Over 120,000 people visit the Royal Court in Sloane Square, London, each year and many thousands more see its work elsewhere through transfers to the West End and New York, national and international tours, residencies across London and site-specific work.