All Party Writers Group hosts ‘From the margins to the mainstream: Michael Sheen introduces new writing from the Writing Chance project’

This event hosted by the All Party Writers Group on 30th March 2022 presents a showcase of work from the 11 featured writers curated by New Writing North, introduced by Michael Sheen and hosted by leading poet and broadcaster Andrew McMillan.

A Writing Chance was launched in June 2021 as a fresh talent development programme open to aspiring writers from working class and wider under-represented backgrounds. The programme aims to offer a positive intervention and to enable new writers to break into the creative industries.

The programme is the product of an ambitious new cross-sector collaboration lead by New Writing North with partners Michael Sheen, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Daily Mirror, the New Statesman and Northumbria University coming together to combine experience and resources to create a new model of partnership working to tackle the pervasive challenge of access and opportunity to the creative industries.