What We Do

Words of Colour Productions is a social enterprise that creates programmes for budding and established writers of all genres. We also work with creative practitioners, SMEs and voluntary and community organisations to get their ideas, work and writing seen, heard and archived.

Our tailored programmes, products and solutions are inclusive and draw on an experienced team as well as delivery partners and contacts from the media and creative industries. We deliver through training, consultancy, events, e-learning and contract publishing. Read our objectives

Featured Highlight

See the photographs from our time at the WOW Festival 2015 with guests, including writing coach Jackee Holder (pictured with author Alex Wheatle) and South African poet Toni Stuart.

Videos and Podcasts

    Videos and Podcasts

    Watch Joy Francis interview the eloquent artistic director of Bush Theatre Madani Younis on being a creative of colour, championing diverse writing and his love of spoken word..

What’s Going On

BBC Journalism Training Scheme
8 February 2016

Audra McDonald makes West End debut as Lady Day
Emerson Bar & Grill
25 June-3 September 2016

Uzo Aduba and Zawe Ashton star in The Maids
Trafalgar Studios
20 February-21 May 2016


  • Testimonials

    "To find a network for writers that inspires creativity without compromise is rare, but also admirable, which is why Words of Colour is so important."

  • Testimonials

    "Theatre Royal Stratford East programmes a range of productions that appeal to a wide demographic. Words of Colour has been instrumental in helping us reach this diverse community."

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