Top TV writers and actors Rose Ayling-Ellis, Ruth Madeley and Jack Thorne have thrown their support behind a new BBC Writers’ Access Group training programme that has put an open call out for deaf, disabled and neurodivergent writers.
The Writers’ Access Group was first established in 2018 and to date has supported the professional development of 23 emerging writers. However, this is the first year that the BBC Writersroom – which aims to discover, develop and champion new and experienced writing talent – will be seeking writers for the group via an open call-out.
BBC Writersroom has been working closely with TripleC throughout the planning stages of the Writers’ Access Group. They will continue to be consultants throughout the process offering expert advice and guidance, to ensure the programme is as accessible as possible.
Disability Horizons, the online magazine, has an excellent article on the search for writers, including details of how to get involved – Read Article