Writers’ Week

Join us across an exciting week for different events, shows, rehearsed readings and more as we highlight and showcase some of the best local and original writing that Suffolk has to offer!

Kabul Goes Pop - Mon 20 Jun

The world premiere production of the debut play by East of England playwright Waleed Akhtar, Kabul Goes Pop: Music Television Afghanistan explores the devastating effects when two young friends take on the political landscape while trying to build a new Afghanistan. Inspired by the true story of the hosts of Afghanistan’s first pop music station, this bold new play combines a hard-hitting examination of the complex, contradictory political events of the early 2000’s with an irreverent, playful love of the pop bangers of the period – expect Britney, Christina and more!

Wolsey Writers Late Night Cafe

Fri 24 June

An after-dark version of the popular Wolsey Writers Café with all the usual networking opportunities, peer support and insider tips from industry professionals, but with added wine and snacks. The Wolsey Writers will be sharing their flash fiction, spoken word and short stories on the theme of ‘Ephemeral’, in the salubrious surroundings of the New Wolsey Lounge.

Saturday 25 June

Concluding Writers’ Week is a Saturday packed full of short performances and rehearsed readings. Kicking things off is ‘Ephemeral’, where you are invited to join us for four short pieces of unique work that celebrate local talent and the power of things that don’t last forever. Next up is HighTide Firstlight Readings, a presentation of works-in-progress by writers from the East of England. Join us for a sneak peek at some of the new work that HighTide is developing, including pieces focused on Queer identity and current world political affairs.

‘Sea Changes’ by Marina Jankyns sees us meet Sharon, Maeve and Mair, who offer the opportunity through interwoven monologues to identify with women’s experience of loss. Rounding the day off is ‘Tough Love’ by Danusia Iwaszko, which brings to life stories of resilience, and the dreams and hope-filled ambitions of women living in refuge.

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