Spring 2017 Workshops from London Playwrights’ Blog

**Please note: we are no longer taking bookings for our Spring Workshops**

Is 2017 the year you’ll finally crack that structure problem? Discover a whole new side of your voice as a writer? Or get the funding that will see your play produced?

At London Playwrights’ Blog, we’re already gearing up for 2017, and hope we can help make this your best writing year ever!

From the creative to the practical – and everything in between – we’re bringing back some of our most popular workshops and some brand new opportunities as well.

Career Development & Self-Producing

Your Self-Producing Toolkit: Intensive Workshop
Saturday 25 February 2017 from 10.30am – 5pm

Could 2017 be the year your play is produced? The answer is yes – if you’re willing to make it happen! This information-intensive (but fun) workshop will provide a detailed introduction to everything you need to know to produce your own work, empowering participants with the skills and confidence to get their work onstage. Participants say: “Was fantastic.  Packed with detail and constructive knowledge.” (All levels)

Introduction to Writing for TV
Saturday 11 March 2017 from 10am-1pm

Introduction to Writing for TV is the perfect primer for playwrights looking to expand their skillsets or screenwriters looking for real-life advice and industry pointers. Drawing on her personal experience, Sumerah Srivastav covers practical and creative aspects of how to build a career writing for the small screen. (All levels)

The Arts Council & Beyond: Fundraising for your Play
Saturday 11 March 2017 from 2-5pm

Fundraising For Your Play is a half-day workshop that will provide participants with the information they need to successfully raise the funds to create their artistic projects. Guest Workshop Leader Lynette Linton will cover the key steps that lead to a successful application, sharing tips and strategies from her own experience. If you’re thinking about producing your own work, this is a workshop not to be missed! (All levels)

Creative Development

Unlocking Structure (LPB Workshop)
Saturday 11 February 2017 from 10am-1pm

How do you know if you’re telling the very best version of your story? Learn how to make structure a tool to unlock the seed of your original idea. In this half day workshop, you will get grips with how structure works. Through practical creative exercises and group discussion you will unravel the basis of structure and discover how it can help you as a playwright. You’ll also have the chance to map a structure for your own idea and to gain valuable feedback from the group.  (Emerging writers, story idea required)

Pitch Like A Pro: How to Sell Your Idea
Saturday 11 February 2017 from 2pm – 5pm

If you want to be a professional writer – putting words on the page is only half the battle – you also need to be able to talk about your idea and convince others to  invest in it. This half day workshop combines practical exercises & real-life advice to help you build the skills and confidence to share your idea successfully in a variety of settings. (All levels, story idea required)

Ongoing Writing Workshops

The Playwright’s Journey – with Kimberley Andrews 
18 January – 8 March 2017 on Wednesday evenings from 7-9pm (8 sessions)

This eight week course guides emerging writers in the process of developing their play. Delivered in a small-group format, The Playwright’s Journey provides a solid grounding in the fundamentals of playwriting (character, structure, etc) alongside the opportunity to share and get feedback on your work. (New and emerging writers)

Finding Your Voice – with A.C. Smith
9 February – 6 April 2017 on Thursday afternoons from 3-5pm (8 sessions, no class 9 March)

Finding Your Voice is an eight-week, intermediate-level course that uses exercises to unlock the imagination and challenges writers to identify and develop their strengths.  Participants say: “Wonderful”, “I really enjoyed the diversity of the task list”, “A great learning and sharing experience”. (Intermediate+ writers only, writing sample required.)

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  9. Hi, I just signed up for The Playwrght’s Journey this January 18th. Recently I was asked by the Arcola Theatre to write something for a charity event, Unfinished Histories which is on 15th january, Sunday 3pm. I thought it’d be a good idea to invite Kimberley along to see the show as she’ll be running the class so it might be useful for both of is for her to see it. Here’s a link to the production http://www.arcolatheatre.com/event/queer-plays-now-1967-2017/ it would be great if you could come along.

    1. Kimberley Andrews

      Hi Damien,
      Thanks so much for the invite! It looks great. I’m just going to check whether I can make it this Sunday and I will drop you an email to confirm. Either way, I look forward to meeting and working with you soon!

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