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

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

What does it take for black writers to get a break in TV?

That was the topic of conversation in the latest of our free online series of events for writers, which took place on Wednesday 7 October 2020 to mark Black History Month. Speakers Nadine-Marsh Edwards, Anna Ssemuyaba, Avril E. Russell and Carol Russell spoke candidly about their own experiences, and shared insights on overcoming barriers and making it as a screenwriter. … Continued

Write On – a series of free online events for writers

The next in our free series of online events is in partnership with Creative Essentials and sees screenwriter and bestselling novelist Deborah Moggach talking to The Art of Screen Adaptation author Alistair Owen (Wednesday 20 October 2021 at 5pm). Register here. WGGB launched its free series of online events for writers during the Covid-19 lockdown. … Continued

Olwen Wymark Awards 2020

The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain presented its annual awards for the encouragement of new writing at the Almeida Theatre, London, on Friday 14 February 2020.    The Olwen Wymark Awards, the brainchild of playwrights Mark Ravenhill and David James (former Chair of the WGGB Theatre Committee), were set up to give WGGB members the opportunity to publicly thank those who had given them a positive experience in new writing over … Continued

Join us at Edinburgh Festival Fringe Fair

If you are attending the Edinburgh Fringe this year, come along to the Fringe Fair on Monday 19 August 2019 to find out more about the work of WGGB and join up if you are not already a member. WGGB is sharing a stand with the Dramatists Guild at the event, which runs from 1-6pm … Continued