Curve Young Writers  – Leicester

Curve Young Writers meets fortnightly on a Tuesday evening, 6pm – 8pm, for writers aged 14-17. The group is led by poet/ playwright Jess Green.

Cost: £45 for ten sessions in advance, or £5 per session.

Dates for 2018 are:

  • September 11th and 25th
  • October 23rd and 30th
  • November 13th and 20th
  • December 4th, 11th and 18th

£5 per session (payable online or at The Box Office), or if you book for all ten sessions this term £45 (payable only at The Curve Box Office in person)

Pay for your session by clicking here:

You also need to register with us before your first visit so the lead writer has your information in case of an emergency. Everyone needs to fill out a registration form even if you have filled one out previously.

Fill out the registration form here.

I can’t afford the session price but I’d really like my child to attend; can you help?

If you feel you can’t afford the £45 10 x session fee, please get in touch by emailing education@writingeastmidlands.co.uk to discuss our bursary scheme. Bursaries are limited as we don’t receive any profit from Young Writers’ Groups; any money taken goes towards the fee for the professional writer leading the group.

About the Lead Writer

JESS GREEN

BBC Slam Champion, Jess Green is performance poet and playwright who has performed at Glastonbury, Latitude, Bestival and the Edinburgh Fringe. Her first collection, Burning Books was shortlisted for the East Midlands Book Award 2015 and as a poetry and music show received 5* reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe and on its national tour. The theatre adaptation of Burning Books was longlisted for the Bread & Roses Theatre Award 2016 and performed to sell-out audiences at Curve Theatre, Leicester. Burning Books tours nationally in Autumn 2018.

Her second poetry and music show, A Self Help Guide To Being In Love With Jeremy Corbyn based around her second collection of the same name went to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2018 and received 4* reviews as well as receiving an endorsement from Corbyn himself who described it as ‘fantastic’. Jess also runs Leicester poetry night, Find The Right Words which was shortlisted for Best Regular UK Poetry Event in the Saboteur Awards 2018.

Visit Jess’s website, here.

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