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Introduction to Screenwriting: A 3-week course

13 February @ 18:30 - 20:30

Join Anthony Cropper, winner of the BBC Alfred Bradley Award for Radio Drama for a 3-week introduction to screenwriting course at NWS!

About this Event

Fancy trying your hand at screenwriting?

This February, we’ll be joined by screenwriter and creative writing lecturer Anthony Cropper for a 3-part introduction to screenwriting.

Throughout the three sessions, participants will work on developing a new idea for a script, or spend time working on an existing script or idea. The sessions will be interactive and Anthony will be using examples from short and feature-length films to help you understand how to build a story and how to construct scenes.

Through a variety of examples and writing exercises participants will look at ways to develop dialogue and work on how to tell stories visually. You will also cover important aspects such as character wants and needs; character arcs; mistaken beliefs and dilemma.

This fantastic introduction to screenwriting will provide the basics for writers interested in developing their stories for stage and screen. By the end of the course you will know how to format a script, structure short and feature-length films, develop and deepen character, write and edit dialogue, and how to work visually.

About Anthony Cropper

Anthony is the previous winner of the BBC Alfred Bradley Award for Radio Drama and has written numerous scripts for stage, radio and screen. He’s published two novels and a collection of short stories, and in 2017 published a guide to writing a memoir, which was subsequently translated into Dutch and Polish. He currently teaches Creative Writing at Nottingham Trent University and has worked extensively as a writing mentor and tutor both in this country and abroad.

Book your place

This course will take place on Thursday 13th, 20th and 27th February @ 6.30pm – 8.30pm. Tickets cost £65 for NWS members and £80 for general admission. Book your place, or to find out more about joining NWS, head to our membership page.

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13 February
18:30 - 20:30
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Nottingham Writers’ Studio
25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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