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august 2018

29aug10:00 am2:00 pmAn Introduction to Books and Television


Event Details

Kate Scott presents An Introduction to Books and Television for ages 14+

When: Wednesday 29 August 2018

Time: 10am to 2pm

Where: The Lyric Theatre, Barrack Street, Bridport.

Advance booking recommended due to limited places. £15 per person/£7.50 for those on lower income.

A workshop about how to pursue a writing career in the Book and TV industries, led by Kate Scott, children’s author and scriptwriter of over 30 books and 50 TV scripts – and currently writer-in-residence at The Lyric.

This workshop will provide teens of 14+ with an understanding of the realities and practicalities of working as a writer in the publishing and television industries. how does a book get published? How does a story end up on screen? Participants will learn the various routes to getting a novel published and a script for television produced from someone who has experience across both industries. As well as learning about the script and book processes (and the professional terms for all stages of production), the workshop will cover the basics of good storytelling in scriptwriting and fiction.

Participants will be introduced to the idea of splitting a story into acts and how best to visually capture and convey a narrative. They will learn helpful idea-generating exercises and some of the tricks to creating believable characters. There will also be plenty of opportunities to ask questions about all aspects of pursuing a career as a writer. Kate is also an editor so can answer questions about this side of the industry for those interested.

The workshop aims to be both inspiring and practical – a great experience for teens to have on their CV!


(Wednesday) 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


The Lyric Theatre

Barrack Street, Bridport

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