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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Overview WhatsOnStage critic Matt Trueman chats to Chris Campbell, Literary Manager at the Royal Court, to discuss what goes on behind-the-scenes with new writing submissions, the Court’s new writers’ groups and top tips for scripts. There will be a chance to ask questions at the end. This discussion is for you if… You'd like to gain valuable insight into how the new writing scheme works at the Royal Court You'd like to gain tips…Find out more »
Overview In this panel discussion, leading London writers and others will discuss how writers can respond to and help with recent events in London and in the world. This year’s London Writers’ Week is dedicated to helping the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, with 100% of profits from the week going to help the victims. This session will look at the power of language to change, challenge and question and will discuss what are the different…Find out more »
Overview In this new event, new and emerging writers Katy Walker, Nemo Martin, and Bertha Lee each share a 5 minute monologue on the theme of London. This discussion is for you if… You’d like to see the work of some of the UK's best emerging writers You’d like to hear new writers thoughts on and responses to London Artist profile Katy Walker: firstname.lastname@example.org | Twitter: @thekatywalker Current: Katy Walker will facilitate an…Find out more »
Overview John Yorke is the former Head of Channel 4 Drama, Controller for BBC Drama Production, author of the best-selling book on storytelling “Into the Woods” and current Managing Director of Angel Station. In this exclusive event, John will talk about how he created “Red Rock”, Ireland’s new soap opera, and sold the series to the BBC and Amazon. John will discuss how Amazon works and also his shadow scheme for emerging writers on “Red Rock” and how…Find out more »
Overview Liberty Martin writes for John Yorke's series Red Rock and recently completed the shadow scheme for Red Rock and the BBC Continuing Drama scheme. In this In Conversation event, Liberty will offer advice on how shadow schemes work, from the application process, to what is taught, to how to get the most out of the schemes and move on to writing for the series. Red Rock recently won the IFTA for best soap or continuing…Find out more »
Overview Dan Berlinka is the BAFTA winning writer and director of "Dixi", CBBC's first online drama Join us for this exclusive In Conversation event on Dan's work, his advice on writing for digital media and his advice on writing for children. This event is for you if… You'd like to get advice on writing for children You’d like to get advice on writing for digital media You'd like to learn more about BAFTA…Find out more »
Overview Tribute is a series of 13 dramatic monologues – tributes / eulogies to fictional characters. Director of London Writers' Week Jennifer Tuckett will discuss the inspiration, development, production and marketing - and the lessons for dramatic writers - of this project with its producer Philip Shelley. The conversation will be followed by a performance of one of the monologues, discussion between Philip and writer Katy Walker, and conclude with an audience Q&A. Philip Shelley is…Find out more »
Overview How do you build a thriving creative life in the digital age? Come along to find out! This discussion, hosted by A.C. Smith, Co-Founder of London Playwrights’ Blog and Director of London Playwrights’ Workshop, will bring together a panel of emerging creatives who are working in unique ways to successfully create work in the digital age. You will hear the strategies that worked for them and gain ideas on how to apply these in your own…Find out more »
Overview Never stare at a blank page again! There’s no better way to celebrate London Writers’ Week than by putting your pen to use. This two-hour intensive workshop will get your creative juices flowing and leave you armed with a set of inspirational tools to boost your creativity when writing at home. In this interactive workshop, London Playwrights’ Blog Co-Founders Kimberley Andrews and A.C. Smith put a digital twist on extensive stash of practical writing exercises they’ve picked…Find out more »