Three Verb New Voices
Three writers, Laura Potts, Sarah Sayeed and Kirsty Taylor, have been selected to take part in Verb New Voices. Now in its fourth year and a joint initiative between BBC Radio 3, New Writing North, The Writing Squad and Arvon, to create an innovative new piece of work for broadcast on the Radio 3 show The Verb, as well as for live performance.
Each of the participants will develop their ideas through a tailor-made package of expert mentoring and development support at BBC MediaCity in Salford. They will also have the opportunity to take a fully-funded residential writing course with Arvon. The writers will perform appear at Contains Strong Language, the BBC’s poetry festival in Hull, and record their work for The Verb at BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival 2018 at Sage Gateshead. They each receive a £2,000 bursary each to support their participation.