Monday, 6 July 2015

London Writers Week is here

A special week focusing on the future of new writing is just about to launch at Central St. Martins, London.  From the 8th July events will be held to celebrate new writing talent in the UK.

Jennifer Tuckett, Course Leader for MA Dramatic Writing, in partnership with the British Writers Council, will be overseeing the week’s events.  She will be joined throughout the week by professionals who have led the way in the UK in terms of new writing training. 

The week’s aims are to provide access to and showcase the best new ideas going on in terms of new writing in the UK.
Kicking off on 8th July is a free event offering access to the Masters and work of the MA Dramatic Writing course from the last year.  The theme will be ‘How to Teach Dramatic Writing’ and the day is happening as part two of the Year of Experimentation, a two year investigation into the future of dramatic writing training in the UK.

The contents and speakers on the day show the professionalism that is involved in making this an exciting opportunity for upcoming writers, directors and the like:

  • David Edgar, playwright, founder of the UK’s first MA in Playwriting and former President of The Writers Guild of Great Britain
  • Caroline Jester, former Dramaturg for 11 years at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre
  • John Yorke, creator of the BBC Writers Academy
  • Philip Shelley, creator of the Channel 4 screenwriting course
  • Lucy Kerbel, creator and Director of Tonic Theatre
  • Steve Winter, Executive Director of the Kevin Spacey Foundation
  • Natasha Freedman, Head of ENO Bayliss at the English National Opera.
The event will be followed by the MA Dramatic Writing graduation showcase, which is also free to attend.

Date: Wednesday 8 July 2015
Times: 9am-6pm
Location: Platform Theatre, Central Saint Martins, Handyside Street, London, N1C 4AA
Price: Free
Event capacity: 300
Free tickets, further details on and a confirmed schedule for the Masters day can be found here
You can book your free tickets to the MA Dramatic Writing graduation showcase here 
Please note tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis and you are welcome to attend all or part of the day.

Other payable courses are available with limited spaces led by the talents of Philip Shelley and John Yorke.  Visit for information on all of the courses and events.

London Writers Week’s partners are Central Saint Martins and The Guardian newspapers’ Guardian Masterclasses and London Writers Week is being supported by The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain and Writers at Work Productions.

Don't forget that new writers can take confidence in Words Worth Reading for support services in script editing and manuscript proofreading to name but a few.

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