A showcase platform for under-represented writers has been established in London, and will launch with a series of live readings next month.
Writers wishing to read their work in front of a live audience can take part in the free events hosted as part of the initiative, Untitled, which begins on April 25.
Organisers say the readings will provide a “safe and intimate space” for writers to showcase their work, and will be the starting point for a series of workshops and other events intended to nurture new talent.
Untitled said it wants to support writers from a range of backgrounds, but specifically socio-economically marginalised writers, those from LGBT+ and black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, and writers with a disability.
It has been founded by writer Ollie Charles and events producer Nicola Lampard.
Lampard said: “Some of the best writing I’ve encountered in the last few years has been from those who have had to get their work out to the public via less traditional avenues. Work is being done to create more opportunities and we hope that Untitled will become another approach to create a space for these writers.”
The first event will take place at the Curtain Hotel in Shoreditch and will feature work by 10 writers. Tickets are free.
Charles added he hoped Untitled would be a “step in the right direction” to help support creative talent which has “traditionally found getting into the industry more difficult”.