Writing For Your Own Voice


with Zia Ahmed & Sean Mahoney

4 week course

11th April – 2nd May 2021

Sundays 14:00 – 16:00

Location: Zoom

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Writing For Your Own Voice

Join Zia and Sean on this 4 week course looking at how to keep your voice in your writing through writing about joy. Using your favourite things as starting points we will look at and play within different forms of writing and explore character and storytelling. Whether writing for yourself or for others, this course will leave you with a firmer idea of your writing style via writing about the things you like.


When: 11th April – 2nd May (every Sunday)

4 week course

Time: 14:00-16:00

Where: Zoom


About Zia

Zia Ahmed is a poet and writer hailing from North-West London. He is part of the London Laureates, having been shortlisted for London’s Young Poet Laureate 2015/16. He is a former Roundhouse Slam Champion and a Writer in Residence at Paines Plough as part of Channel 4’s Playwright Scheme 2017. In 2018 he was chosen to be a part of the Bush Theatre’s Emerging Writers Group. In 2019, Zia’s stage debut I WANNA BE YOURS premiered at the Bush Theatre.

About Sean

Sean Mahoney is a writer and performer. He’s the co-producer and co-host of Boxedin, one of London’s leading poetry nights. His plays are Until You Hear That Bell, Back of the Head with a Brick and Liar Heretic Thief. His audio work includes SAD Lamps, a half hour mixtape of poems over a Mac Miller instrumental tape and his newest project is See You When I Get There a weekly episodic show looking at friendship, London, and life in between moments, specifically set on the London Underground.



At Wildcard we believe everyone should have the chance to be creative. We want all our courses to be as open and inclusive as possible to anyone that wants to take part. We are aware that the cost of workshops and regular training is a key barrier in our industry for many people. 

With this in mind, we are pleased to be able to offer 2 free places on each course.

If you are interested, please email bursaries@wildcardtheatre.co.uk with the workshop title as the subject and tell us a bit about you and why you feel that this would help you.

Bursary places will be offered out no later than 2 weeks before the course begins. 

For further enquiries please email emily@wildcardtheatre.co.uk