Meet the Agents

WGGB held a special event on the evening of Monday 1 June 2015 to help writers find out about the role of agents in their career. A panel of agents from different agencies spoke about: • The role of an agent • Whether an agent is essential for your career as a writer • When you should start looking … Continued

Write On – free online events for writers

WGGB launched its free series of online events for writers during the Covid-19 lockdown and it has gone from strength to strength since then. You can find details of upcoming and previous sessions below, including videos (where we recorded sessions). Closed captions are available for all our Zoom events. Twenty years of the Tinniswood Award … Continued

My book has been used to ‘train’ AI – what can I do?

Thousands of books have been used without permission to develop AI systems. We’ve put together some joint guidance with the Society of Authors (SoA) so you know what to do if your works are among them, and what action you can take. In September, The Atlantic published a series of articles about Books3 – a … Continued

NPCS recipients announced

Proposals for 18 new plays for the inaugural New Play Commission Scheme (NPCS) have been announced today by the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain in partnership with HighTide theatre company, UK Theatre and the Independent Theatre Council. Designed in response to the decline in new theatre commissions resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, the NPCS ensures … Continued

HeartUnions Week 2022

Organised by the TUC, it is a campaigning week of activity where the trade union movement celebrates unions and the good that we do. Over the past two years unions have demonstrated their relevance and effectiveness in helping working people like never before. How to get involved Your stories are powerful and the TUC wants … Continued

Sarah Fretwell-Jex

“An important reason for my becoming a member was to get support and guidance on areas such as contracts and finding an agent. It’s tough negotiating for yourself, when you know it’s not your super-power. It also takes you away from what gives you satisfaction, which for me is getting on with the business of … Continued

Olwen Wymark Award winners pay testimony to theatre’s spirit in lockdown

WGGB is delighted to present its annual awards for the encouragement of new writing at a special online event on Thursday 8 April 2021. This year, which marks the 16th annual Olwen Wymark Awards, has seen an unprecedented number of nominations and a record number of recipients (see the full list of winners). Award winners … Continued

#Heartunions Week 2021

This week is #Heartunions Week (8-14 February 2021) – a time to celebrate trade unions and the important work that they do. Unions help workers get together, stop people being treated unfairly and get a better deal from their employers. Run by Trades Union Congress (TUC), the week sees a range of activities (find out more … Continued