Saxophonist Tia Fuller being interviewed.

Founded and organised by Jazzwise and Serious, The Write Stuff gives new jazz and improv music writers and bloggers aged 18 to 25 a valuable free opportunity to work with professional journalists to improve their writing skills, develop an understanding of music criticism and the workings of the music press both in print and digital forms, reflecting the changing nature of music journalism. 

Taking place during the EFG London Jazz Festival, participants also have the chance to interview festival performers guided by the course facilitator, and go and see a host of great gigs.

The workshops include sessions on feature writing and live reviews by Jazzwise writer and BBC broadcaster Kevin Le Gendre; an insight into the history and development of the UK jazz and music press with Jazzwise editor in chief Jon Newey; and a workshop on blogging and social media, alongside input from other writers and jazz industry figures. 

All participants work towards an Arts Award qualification as a part of the course.

Previous Write Stuff participants have gone on to have pieces published in The Guardian, The Wire and Jazzwise as well as work within the wider music and broadcasting industry. 

Applications to take part in The Write Stuff 2018 are now open!

If you are interested in participating in the project, please submit by email a CV and completed application form (downloadable below) which should contain a 300-word review of a gig/concert that you have seen recently, to learning@serious.org.uk with the subject line 'The Write Stuff'. 

Please also complete and return our Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form. This information is anonymous and will not be used as part of the application process. 

The deadline for applications is 12pm on the 10 October 2018.

Applicants must be aged over 18, and must not be older than 25 for the duration of the project. You must be available in London on the following dates: 

Friday 16 November (evening); Saturday 17 – Sunday 18 November and Saturday 24 – Sunday 25 November 2018. 

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