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Dani Watson

  • TLC Free Read, 2020
Dani Watson

Dani Watson is a writer based in Gateshead. She has always loved to write and has received support with her creative work through programmes such as The Writing Squad, BFI Film Academy, New Creatives and the Young Writers’ Talent Fund.

Dani studied a Combined Honours degree in English Literature, French and Sociology at Durham University. She has most recently worked as a trainee script supervisor at Pinewood Studios through the BFI Future Skills programme and is also taking part in a year-long film trainee programme through ScreenSkills. Dani is currently receiving support to write her first full length novel through Writers’ Block North East.


“I have been writing for a long time but this is the first time I have received a reward for my work. Receiving this award is a huge confidence boost and gives me the drive to continue writing. I am extremely grateful to have the opportunity to receive support with my manuscript in progress and hope that this will help me to develop further as a writer.”

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