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 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
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

    "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."

Latest Tweets

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  • .@JacarandaBooks showcasing talented & award-winning black writers at @pagesofhackney on 6 July http://t.co/3ovASFdSnJ #Hackney - posted on 02/07/2015

  • .@menelikshabazz's new doc #LookingforLove opens the #BFMIFF2015 tonight. Read our double-handed review http://t.co/8zUqw9kV8I - posted on 02/07/2015

  • @KitCaless Hi Kit. Know about it via @IrenosenOkojie. Have circulated. Personally can't make it - gutted. Too much on. Good luck! - posted on 02/07/2015

  • @WordsofColour If you can’t make it, can you share? Just a local thing, but trying to get word out. Thank you! - posted on 02/07/2015

  • Great news. @mistyonpointe is @ABTBallet's 1st African-American female principal dancer. Congratulations Misty! #ballet #history - posted on 01/07/2015

  • Welcome to Twitter @MarianneJeanUK. It's great having your wonderful talented self back in the UK (& on the British stage). #hang - posted on 01/07/2015