Today’s special episode celebrates the launch of the Women’s Prize Trust’s new writers’ development programme, Discoveries.Zing Tsjeng is joined by three guests, all brilliant writers across different forms - Theresa Lola, award-winning poet and 2019 Young People’s Laureate for London; Nicole Taylor, the BAFTA winning screenwriter of Three Girls and Abi Daré, the international bestselling author of The Girl With the Louding Voice, who also sits on the judging panel for Discoveries. In honour of the 25th anniversary year of the Women’s Prize for Fiction, and in recognition of the diverse and exceptional writing talent across the country, the Women’s Prize Trust, supported by NatWest and Curtis Brown, launched Discoveries - a unique writers’ development programme offering aspiring female writers of all backgrounds encouragement and support at the beginning of their creative journeys. It launched in late September and runs through to late January, entering writers can be of any age but have to be unpublished and submit only the opening three chapters of their novel or up to 10,000 words – and it is free to enter. Every fortnight, join Zing Tsjeng, editor at VICE, and inspirational guests, including Dolly Alderton, Stanley Tucci, Liv Little and Scarlett Curtis as they celebrate the best fiction written by women. They'll discuss the diverse back-catalogue of Women’s Prize-winning books spanning a generation, explore the life-changing books that sit on other women’s bookshelves and talk about what the future holds for women writing today. The Women’s Prize for Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, and this series will also take you behind the scenes throughout 2020 as we explore the history of the Prize in its 25th year and gain unique access to the shortlisted authors and the 2020 Prize winner. Sit back and enjoy.This podcast is produced by Bird Lime Media.
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