Spring has sprung and we thought it was high time we gave you an update on what we’ve been up to at London Playwrights’ Workshop. We’ve been super busy working on both current projects and exciting new ones so read on for the full lowdown…
2019 so far…
Almost 200 of you joined us in January for #WrAP2019, where you stepped up to the challenge of writing a play in a month! We had an amazing response and were lucky enough to hear some of your work at our first members’ meetup of the year, which took place last month. It was fantastic to see/ meet those who came along and get to share their brilliant and diverse ideas.
We then launched straight into #WriteHacks, where our members got a selection of game changing life hacks for writers sent straight to their inboxes every day throughout March.
Don’t worry if you missed any of this – you can catch up with it over on the members’ website. If you’re not a member yet, find out more here.
Recently, our Literary Projects Manager, George, decided our online Book Club needed a rethink (of course he did!) and spurred on by the idea of creating opportunities for writers, he came up with Play Club.
Every other month, we’ll be selecting a play which you can write a short piece in response to and submit to us. We’ll be selecting our favourites to be read by actors in an event which will take place at the end of the year! The submission window for the latest Play Club is now open, check out the details here.
We’ve also given our Script Consulting Service a massive overhaul for 2019, including adding more options to make what we offer more accessible for a wider range of writers. If you want some detailed, constructive feedback from script consultants who are passionate about supporting writers, then find out more here! (don’t forget members get 20% off!).
As promised we have lots of new members’s content coming up this year! Our next online course, the Play Submissions Checklist, will be going live next month and we’re also planning our next members’ meetup, which will, as promised, involve the chance to get some FREE feedback on your work.
But this is not all!
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New website plans!
We’re really excited to tell you that within the next couple of months, we’ll be launching our brand new (and very snazzy) website!
We’re currently working really hard to make the redesign amazing- both sites are going to be easier to navigate and contain even more fantastic resources for writers.
We can’t give too much away right now but we’ll definitely be letting a few secrets slip on our Instagram so don’t forget to give us a follow! More details to come!
New Team members
Last but not least, we’ve got a couple of new team members working on the redesign with us and cooking up some amazing new projects. Jane Ryan has joined us as our Artistic Development Manager and George Bailey (who used to be our intern) has now taken on the role of Literary Projects Manager. Read more about the team here.
As always, we’re extremely grateful for the support from all of you, put simply, it’s what allows us to keep going! Running the organisation and creating resources which help to support writers will always cost money so we really do appreciate every penny.
If you want to help us continue in our quest to support the next generation of playwrights, there are plenty of ways to help. The easiest way is to become a member, which you can do for as little as £3.63 per month and the bonus of this is that you also get access to our growing selection of exciting member benefits! Read more about signing up here!
And if neither of these are options, you can still help us massively by helping us to spread the word about the work we are doing to support playwrights! Tell all your friends about us and share our stuff on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
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Here’s to an exciting few months at LPW!
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