This year’s theme for London Writers’ Week is to provide access to and showcase the best new ideas going on in terms of writing for and using Digital Media in the UK. With the growth of Netflix, Amazon, BBC Three going online and theatre productions use of digital media, we hope the week provides an insight into and advice on some of the best new ideas in the UK.

Just announced: This year’s London Writers’ Week is also a benefit for victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, with 100% of profits from the week going to help victims, supported by The Tabernacle, Notting’s Hill theatre and arts centre at the heart of the community – previous events at The Tabernacle include events with Adele, Lily Allen and others. If you are not able to attend the week in person, you can purchase a Donation ticket and receive email highlights from the week.

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The Student Guide to Writing: Bootcamp

July 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

| £10.00




Join Jennifer Tuckett, creator of The Student Guide to Writing series, for this workshop session on the essential craft skills writers, working in any form, need for their toolkit.


Jennifer will cover ideas, structure, characterisation and other areas.


The Student Guide to Writing series is a competition and book series run in partnership with Oberon Books, one of the UK’s leading performing arts publisher.


Part One was The Student Guide to Writing: Playwriting, run in partnership with the Bush Theatre.


The series aims to provide access to the leading training coming out of the industry for the first time, helping improve writer’s training and providing access to essential craft and business skills.


The series is open to student, emerging and any writer who would like to be a student of writing and learn these skills.


The series aims to make writing training as essential and useful as training is to other art forms, such as music lessons for musicians.


This discussion is for you if…


  • You’re a writer who would like to learn or refresh essential skills for your craft toolkit.


  • You’re a teacher and would like access to this advice


  • You’re a student and would like to learn essential skills for your craft toolkit


  • You’d like to find out more about how writing works


Artist profile


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.



Date:  Thursday July 5th 2017

Times: 11am  – 12pm
Location: The Tabernacle, 34 –  35 Powis Square, London, W11 2AY
Price: £10.00 (or included in the Festival Pass or Day Pass)

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July 6
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:


London Writers Week


The Tabernacle
34 - 35 Powis Square
London, W11 2AY United Kingdom
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