Jennifer Tuckett is the Director of London Writers’ Week. Jennifer is also the Course Leader for the MA Dramatic Writing at Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins, one of the UK’s leading scriptwriting courses. She has a particular interest in developing new models of training for writers and students. This has included creating Flaking Out, a pilot project for teaching writing for radio drama with BBC Radio Drama North, co-running InSecurity, a project on writing for online drama with BBC Writersroom, co-organising the BBC Writersroom MediaCity Masterclass series and creating the UK’s first formally industry partnered MA in Playwriting. She is currently working with eleven industry professionals who have led the way in the teaching of Dramatic Writing in the UK to develop a new model of teaching and training writers for the MA Dramatic Writing at Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins.
Current projects also include co-founding and managing University Women in the Arts (run with Tonic Theatre and the Women of the Future Programme) and The Student Guide to Writing: Playwriting competition (run with the Bush Theatre and Oberon Books).
Jennifer is also a campaigner for the arts and has written for The Guardian, Times Higher Education Supplement, Exeunt, A Younger Theatre, WhatsOnStage, The Huffington Post and other publications on this subject. Her books include Dramatic Writing Masterclasses: Key Advice from the Industry Masters and The Student Guide to Writing: Playwriting, both published by Oberon Books.