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Out of Joint offers free space to writers

Out of Joint artistic director Kate Wasserberg. Photo: Catherine Ashmore Out of Joint artistic director Kate Wasserberg. Photo: Catherine Ashmore
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Theatre company Out of Joint is offering playwrights free space at its north London base.

Called the Writers Room, the space has been launched to provide writers a cheaper option to working in cafes, which the company described as an “expensive option”.

Artistic director Kate Wasserberg said: “Writing is tough. It can be difficult to find a quiet space, it can be lonely and it can also be hard to prioritise. Furthermore, having to buy a coffee every hour to work in a café can make it an expensive option.”

She added: “We love writers. We’ve cleared our corner office and made it into a Writers Room. We’re inviting writers who are looking for a quiet but friendly space in which to focus to come and work here.”

Out of Joint is based near Finsbury Park in north London. The Writers Room is equipped with a desk and chair, a rug and Wi-Fi, and has natural light. Tea and coffee is also offered for free. Writers are able to discuss their work with the Out of Joint team.

The Writers Room is available to one writer at a time, with slots available from February 5, 2018. Each writer can book up to three weeks of use, but these do not need to be continuous.

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