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Write Now meets every Wednesday from 3:30pm-5:30pm. This creative writing workshop is for people at all stages of recovery who have been affected by addiction, including their family, carers and champions, or people who are returning to recovery after relapse and want regular writing opportunities as part of their recovery maintenance.

Drop-in exercises are tailored to the needs of participants who learn to tell stories, write dramatic dialogue and structure theatre scripts, which are then performed by professional actors in rehearsed readings or semi-staged productions.

Recent pieces shared by Write Now include:

Totally Addicted to You

The Crack’s In The Castle

Stockwell Rising

This workshop is a safe space to share stories and build confidence, to support each other and to challenge the social stigma that people in recovery often feel.

Write Now is led by Sonya Hale, award-winning playwright. Read Sonya’s interview with The Evening Standard here.

Write Now will help you to:

1. Develop a personal voice through the written word

2. Create a safe peer-support network

3. Foster personal confidence

You can just drop-in as part of your recovery process, but we do request that you have abstained that day to take part.

Write Now participants are encouraged to attend OETC’s Social Activities, such as free Theatre Trips and Service User Social Events. Opportunities are advertised to current participants via email and text message.

Covid-19 Update (October 2020)

From 15th October you will be able to join Write Now online or in-person. The choice is yours!

To keep you as safe as possible our workshops will look and feel a little bit different, find out what to expect here!

If you have not been to an OETC workshop before please register your interest here.

If you are an existing OETC participant and have not received information about how to access these activities, please get in touch at or call 0207 371 8020 for more information.

Every Wednesday

3:00pm – Video/Audio Chat Room Opens

3:30pm – 5:30pm – Write Now (Sonya & Gemma)

5:30pm- 6:30pm – Video/Audio Chat Room Remains Open 

6:30pm-8:30pm – Drop-In Drama (Tunde & Julia)

Write Now is supported by The Mount Trust.

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