Lauren is a northern writer from and based in Newcastle upon Tyne. She writes poetry, creative non-fiction and is in the process of developing a script with Film Hub North and BFI through their Script Lab.
In 2014, she was awarded the ‘Best Young Writer’ Award and nominated in the ‘Best Writer’ category at the Blog North Awards. Since then she was selected for the Channel 4 Random Acts Development programme and the Latimer x BBC Three Talent Scheme. In 2016, she was the recipient of the New Writing North Young Writers’ Talent Fund. Her play, Trashed, was recently included on the Pint-Sized Playwriting Longlist for 2018.
She runs creative writing workshops for young people and community groups.
Lauren is also a producer at Papaya Press, an award-winning project which brings together northern artists and writers to explore the space between art and literature. In the past Papaya have worked with The Laing, The Late Shows, New Writing North and Durham Book Festival. Thier last event was co-hosted with The Grapevine Zine in London at the Peckham Pelican.
You can contact Lauren via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.