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

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    Videos and Podcasts

    Watch our interview with award-winning crime writer Dreda Say Mitchell and her writing partner Tony Mason.

What’s Going On

Talawa Firsts
Talawa Theatre Company
5 July 2015

Africa Writes
The Royal African Society
5 July 2015

Staying Power: Black Britain on Screen
BCA 25 July 2015

Vault Festival call for submissions
Vault Festival 2016
17 August 2015

Hugh Quarshie plays Othello at the RSC
RSC
28 August 2015

National Theatre’s On Demand in Schools initiative
National Theatre
From September 2015

Bush Theatre looking for bold scripts
Bush Theatre
11 September 2015

Testimonials

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    "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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