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Getting Started as a Writer Q&A

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28 April at 12:00 pm 1:30 pm

£3.00 | 16+

What do working class stories look like? Blackpool born and bred writer and actress Lauren Nicole Mayes discusses her journey as an artist, perceived barriers to writing and how being part of a working class community has informed her writing.

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About Lauren Nicole Mayes

Blackpool born and bred, Lauren is a working-class writer and actress and one of the five selected writers for the inaugural Sky Studios & Box Of Tricks ScreenPlay Award. In 2022 her one woman play Dear Little Loz was developed and commissioned by Izzy Parriss Productions which was selected to perform a full run at Surgeons Hall – Edinburgh Fringe receiving rave reviews. In 2023 she was selected for BBC Writers room: Northern Voices.

For screen, her TV Drama BABYNUN XO is now in development with It’s All Made Up Productions ( Philip Barantini) with a broadcaster attached.

Lauren’s short film LADS,LADS,LADS was picked up by La De La Studios & Hotel Football UK in partnership with men’s mental health. The short film went viral and charities involved received an outcry of support.

For Theatre, Lauren’s play Shit.God.Shit was shortlisted via The Royal Exchange for The English Touring Theatres Nationwide Voices Scheme. She was also the recipient and
winner of The Arvon Poetry Scholarship and an Associate Artist for Oldham Coliseum 2022/23.