Applications for Criterion New Writing 2022 are CLOSEDApplications for 2023 will OPEN on 1 September 2022.

Each CNW group will welcome six writers to the stage of the Criterion Theatre, Piccadilly, for a sequence of six highly-focused story & script development sessions. Actors will be present in weeks 3, 4, 5 and 6. Now and then, we will welcome industry guests - directors, producers and so on. Sessions run from 12h00 to 14h30. As a guide, this year's dates are:

CNW 18 - Winter 2022

Tue 18 Jan

Tue 1 Feb

Tue 15 Feb

Tue 1 Mar

Tue 15 Mar

Tue 29 Mar


CNW 19 – Spring 2022

Tue 5 Apr

Tue 19 Apr

Tue 3 May

Tue 17 May

Tue 31 May

Tue 14 Jun


CNW 20 – Summer 2022

Tue 28 Jun

Tue 12 Jul

Tue 26 Jul

Tue 9 Aug

Tue 23 Aug

Tue 6 Sep

Anyone on my friends and colleagues mailing list will be notified. It is FREE to apply and take part. If you wish to apply, you will need to send a single document (file name = your name) by email to gregmosse@gmail.comincluding:


- a writing CV, including two referees

- a short statement of 200-250 words explaining why you would like to take part

Travel expenses of up to £20 per session will be available on presentation of receipts.