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Scriptwriting & Playwriting: how to create round stories

31 August @ 11:00 - 14:00


Storytelling is an essential part of being human and is perhaps the most effective form of communication. For many writers, at some point, we get stuck. We have a brilliant idea that communicates something we are passionate about, but we do not know how to effectively translate our stories into a script, poem or novel.

This workshop will focus on the fundamentals of storytelling through script. The workshop explores the essential elements of scriptwriting and how to create what the workshop leader, Selma terms ‘round stories’. It is intended to develop your skills and knowledge on both building authentic characters and relatable worlds for screen and stage. Using a variety of techniques, the workshop will also explore how we can use our experiences to create relevant stories that have an emotional and mental impact on our audiences.

You will…

  • Leave with the tools necessary to create relatable worlds
  • Explore the various elements involved in telling a story through scriptwriting
  • Learn how to effectively communicate your message on screen and stage

About Selma

Selma Ari De Rossi is a master graduate in playwriting from the University of Lincoln. She recently founded a theatre company called ‘Ari Theatre’, where she writes, directs and sometimes perform in all of the productions. Her style of work and writing is something she likes to describe as politically humanitarian. She writes about issues that she feels the world is afraid to address. Selma has just started her PhD journey in which her research is focused on storytelling and how it impacts our evolution as communities, societies and nations. Along with ‘Ari theatre’ she has a short stories blog called ‘Sensibly Senseless’ as well as a performance poetry Youtube channel called ‘Twenty-three’.

Book your place

The price of this workshop is £15 for NWS members and £20 general admission. Book your place below, or to find out about joining NWS, head to our membership page.

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31 August
11:00 - 14:00
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Nottingham Writers’ Studio
25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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