So:Write

SOUTHAMPTON WRITING NETWORK

SO:Write is a two-year, multi-strand literature development strategy and delivery programme based in Southampton that aims to develop the profile of writers and writing in the area.

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Do:Write

DORSET WRITING NETWORK

DO:Write is a 2-year multi-strand pan-Dorset literature development project.

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What's on

Join us for inspiration, motivation, or simply a good night out.

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What we do


ArtfulScribe is a literature development agency based in Southampton. Our core focus is to promote writers and writing and to create progressive pathways from grassroots production through to professional performance and publication on stage and in print. We aim to encourage sustainable growth in the Creative Writing and Live Literature sectors by empowering individuals and communities through project-focussed delivery in Hampshire, Dorset, and neighbouring areas. We also broker relationships between organisations and writers, managing Writer in Residence placements and laureateships for clients including Mayflower Theatre, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton City Libraries, Bournemouth Borough Council, Lighthouse Poole and The National Trust.

INCLUSIVE AND DIVERSE CULTURE


If you're a beginner, an improver, or looking to enhance your professional career, we'll do what we can to support you. We work with writers from diverse communities and backgrounds, empowering marginalised voices and celebrating everyday stories. We welcome fiction and non-fiction writers of all genres, including diarists, poets, bloggers, playwrights, dramatists, journalists, and novelists. Whatever your form, speciality or ability level, we're here to help you grow.


Workshops, Showcases, CPD


ArtfulScribe offers a wide range of services aimed at schools, community groups, and writers throughout the south. We design and deliver vibrant and engaging workshop sessions that inspire, motivate and develop writers, encouraging the creation of new work and the refinement of existing practice. Our showcases give local writers a platform to share their work in front of a live audience as well as offering touring opportunities for visiting artists and shows. We also provide career and professional development opportunities, festival curation, and host literature-related events.

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Paid Artist Days

Writes In Residence, Showcase Guests and Workshop Facilitators

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People Directly Engaged through Workshops

Including Schools, Young Writers, Libraries and Creative Writing Groups

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Broadcast Reach

Media Coverage Including Print, Internet, Television and Radio

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Latest news

05 November 2018

SO To Speak 2018 Was A Huge Success!

This year's SO:To Speak activities took place from 2-4 November at Southampton's new cultural quarter at NST City and John Hansard Gallery. We were delighted to be working...

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Writers directory

Representing writers throughout the South

A community space for writers to connect with others who share a passion for writing.

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Our blogs

Regular news and insight from our many poets, writers, educators and facilitators

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Resources


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