Here at LPW, we’ve been working hard to create a whole range of new content for our members’ in 2019. We’re so excited about it that we couldn’t keep it under wraps any longer. Each project will be launched individually as we go along but in the meantime, here’s a sneak peek of our plans for the year ahead…
We’ve already kicked off the new year in style, with around 200(!) of you taking part in our January playwriting challenge, #WrAP2019. If you haven’t had chance to take part this year, don’t worry – the resources have a permanent home over on the members’ site so you can work through it all at your own pace, whenever you choose to write your next play!
Member meetups with FREE sharing and feedback sessions
As well as the chance to meet other writers socially, this year’s member meetups are also going to include free feedback sessions where you’ll get the the chance to share your work with other writers and get tips and advice from the LPW team!
The first of this year’s member meetups takes place on Saturday 2 March and writers will be invited to bring in 5 pages of their #WrAP2019 scripts for sharing with the group. If you didn’t take part in #WrAP2019, still come along, just bring 5 pages of a script you’re working on. Although tickets are free, booking is essential so nab your spot here.
NEW Online workshops and resources
As always, our online workshops and courses are included in the monthly subscription fee and remain on the website for you to use whenever you fancy (there are already courses on there on redrafting, writing in dialect, tackling writers’ block and more!)
We’ve also been busy programming a really exciting line up for this year and we’ve got some brilliant courses coming up including ‘The Play Submissions Checklist’ which will help you get your play competition ready and ‘A Guide to Self Producing’ which will empower you to get your own work on stage.
We’re also working on some useful new resources and you can expect to see some of these popping up on the website soon – including practical advice on which theatres accept unsolicited scripts and how to get formatting right.
PLUS- we’re always working on fresh ideas for content so watch this space for further announcements throughout the year!
When our members talk, we listen – and we’ve certainly had a loud response to WrAP – both times round! We’re guessing you guys a) enjoy a challenge and b)like working alongside others to achieve a common goal. With that in mind, we’re currently cooking up a new summer playwriting challenge which you’ll be able to sign up to take part in.
In the Spring, we’re also going to be launching ‘Life Hacks for Writers’, where we’ll be offering a series of practical tips and hacks to make writing life that bit easier, straight to your inbox. More on this to come soon!
20% off our NEW Script Consulting Service and all workshops
Next week, we’ll be relaunching our Script Consulting Service with the aim of making it more accessible and we’re really looking forward to working with as many of you as possible. Members get a 20% discount on all Script Consulting services.
*The 20% discount also extends to our in person workshops which we’ll be announcing later in the year *
Online Book Club
Each month, we pick a play to discuss online and we’ll be continuing to do this throughout 2019. This year, we also plan to include some recommendations for playwriting books to help you to develop your craft even further. Please join the Facebook Group if you’d like to take part in the discussion – we’d love to see you there!
Growing our playwriting community!
Being a member of LPW is not just about getting access to all these benefits, it’s also about being a part of our playwriting community, through our Facebook Group and meetups, members can get support from other writers and we’ll be looking for ways that we can expand on this sense of community throughout 2019.
If you have any ideas about how you’d like to interact with other members, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your support is vital to our organisation
A couple of years ago, we were faced with a conundrum: how could we continue to bring playwrights all the latest opportunities for free whilst making sure we covered our running costs? From this our membership scheme was born (read more about this here) and we were thrilled that so many of you got behind us and offered your support. As a result, we’ve been able to cover our core costs and continue in our quest to support the next generation of playwrights.
But, we want to do even more! In the future, we’re hoping to be able to upgrade our website so it’s easier for you guys to use and we’d love to create more opportunities to empower writers to actually get their work on stage. The fact is, to do this, we need YOU! So please continue to support us – we’re extremely grateful!
All this for the price of a coffee?
Yup! We’re keeping the cost of a monthly subscription at £3.63 per month but of course, you’re welcome to contribute more if you can and wish to.
The bottom line is, the more members we have, the more content we can create – and the more we can expand on our work to support emerging writers. If you’re not a member yet, please consider signing up – you can find out more here.
Thanks for your continued support and we hope you’re as excited about the new content as we are!