Theatre, Film, Talk/Workshop

Workshop: Writing Queer Joy

Organised by: Centre 42
  • Date:
    27 Jan 2024
  • Time:
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Duration:
  • Venue:
    Centre 42 Office, 42 Waterloo Street
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With a focus on queer characters and queer stories, this workshop is an introduction to developing character-driven queer drama for stage and screen. Join award-winning Scottish playwright and screenwriter James Ley, as he facilitates his favourite creative-thinking and playwriting exercises to help you harness queer joy in your writing.

This workshop will accept participants who fulfil the following pre-requisites:

Emerging writers who have written at least one full-length play
- Writers interested in telling queer stories
- Workshop fees will be on a sliding scale from $30 - $50.

The workshop will accept a maximum of 12 participants.


James Ley is a playwright and screenwriter living in Glasgow. His recent plays include WILF (Traverse Theatre), ODE TO JOY (Stories Untold, Summerhall) and LOVE SONG TO LAVENDER MENACE (Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, Summerhall, SoHo Playhouse, New York). James' play ODE TO JOY which he wrote and directed won a Fringe First at the Edinburgh Festival 2022. His feature adaptation of Love Song to Lavender Menace is currently in development, produced by John McKay/Compact Pictures, funded by the Scottish Film Talent Network.

Workshop: Writing Queer Joy