WRITERS’ RETREAT France Sept 16 – 22 2018
I’m delighted to announce that I’ve been asked to run a WRITERS’ RETREAT in France at the home of writer Katy Walker. (Katy wrote the excellent TRIBUTE PODCAST ‘Valediction Forbidding Mourning’ http://tributepodcasts.co.uk/podcasts/valediction-forbidding-mourning-katy-walker/ and has just graduated with a distinction from the MA Dramatic Writing at Central St Martins / University of the Arts London).
As you’ll see from the photos in the above link, it’s a lovely house in a beautiful, peaceful part of rural France. The idea of the writers’ retreat is that over 5 days (from Monday to Friday) there will be classes / feedback sessions in the morning, and a chance to concentrate on your writing in the afternoons.
A select group of 8 writers will get the chance to either work on an idea they’re already developing or (ideally) settle on a brand new project and begin to develop it over the week of the course.
Working one-to-one with writers is for me the most satisfying part of my work so I was delighted when Katy asked me to run this course.
We particularly want to concentrate on helping you to develop / write a project that really shows off your unique abilities as a writer to their very best – ideas that tap into your unique voice as a writer, idea that really bring out the best in you as a writer.
This week away from it all – in beautiful surroundings with some lovely food (Katy is an excellent cook and grows a lot of her own fruit and veg) is designed to really give your writing the time and focus it deserves, with my encouragement and support.
Please contact Katy by email (via the above link) if you have any questions about this writers’ retreat.
MA DRAMATIC WRITING SHOWCASE London July 5 + 6
…and speaking of Katy’s graduation, here is information about the MA graduates showcase. I taught these graduating students in their first year, and there is some real talent amongst them, so I would very much recommend the show. An added attraction is the theatre’s location inside the wonderful Granary Building in re-generated Kings Cross – it really has become one of the places to visit in London (although it’s still not that well-known).
DRAMA CENTRE LONDON
MA DRAMATIC WRITING SHOWCASE
Thursday 5 July 7pm
Friday 6 July 3pm
‘Many thanks to those of you who have already arranged tickets. This is a reminder invitation for those who might now have a free window next week.
You are warmly invited to the MA Dramatic Writing Showcase, a fantastic programme of short rehearsed readings from the work of this year’s MA Dramatic Writing graduates, performed by Drama Centre London students. Featuring extracts from plays, radio plays and screen plays, this is a chance to celebrate the work of one of the UK’s leading new writing courses and meet writers.
We look forward to seeing you there!
The Drama Centre London team’
MA DRAMATIC WRITING SHOWCASE 2018
Thursday 5 July 7pm
Friday 6 July 3pm
2 ½ hours including interval. Refreshments will be served.
Directions: Studio Theatre, Platform Theatre, Handyside Street N1C 4AA
Drama Centre London is part of the Drama and Performance Programme at Central Saint Martins
SCRIPT EDITING ESSENTIALS COURSE, Indie Training Fund, London, July 19th
I am running this one-day course at the ITF in Euston on Thursday July 19th.
The course is suitable for anyone who’s interested in script-editing, script reading and working with dramatic writers.
HIGH TIDE THEATRE FESTIVAL
….and while you’re planning for writing events for this summer and beyond, can I recommend the High Tide theatre festival in Aldeburgh Sept 11-16 – at which you can always catch some really exciting new writing in a lovely part of the world.
BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL 2018
This is another brilliant event – a great opportunity to see so many new, exciting films, many of them with Q&A’s with the key creatives. This year’s LFF runs from Oct 10-21.
JELLYFISH by Ben Weatherill, Bush Theatre June 29th – July 21st
If you enjoyed Ben’s excellent blog (in my newsletter May 3rd http://script-consultant.co.uk/2018/05/03/script-development-ben-weatherill/ ) you won’t want to miss his new stage play – on at the Bush Theatre. I predict with confidence that it will be a real treat.
NB This is my last newsletter until FRIDAY SEPT 7th. I hope you all have a relaxing – but creative! – summer and I look forward to talking to you again with batteries re-charged in September,
All the best
June 29th 2018