"I'm going to be running a scriptwriting workshop in Manchester on Saturday 1st August 2015. The event will be raising funds for a good friend of mine who has been living with breast cancer for a few years now. It's a 90-minute 'pay-what-you-can' session. I'm suggesting a contribution of £20 for attendees, but you genuinely can pay whatever you can afford. If you want to contribute more, that's great. If you've only got a spare quid then that's also fine. There's a link for donating below.
I'll provide more details about the topics covered, but they will include story structure, creating compelling characters, the process of taking ideas from script to screen along with career advice for writers in film, TV and theatre. I'm a full-time screenwriter and playwright who currently works as a regular writer on Coronation Street and has a number of other professional credits in TV, theatre and radio. https://uk.linkedin.com/
The good people at The Bowling Green pub in Chortlon have offered the use of their premises for free. I'll be hanging around after the session for a drink, a bite to eat and to continue the conversation. Be great if as many people as possible could also do the same to thank them for their support.
All funds generated will go towards helping Kath explore alternative treatment options that aren't available to her on the NHS. They will also occasionally help Kath to have a bit of time out for travel or a holiday as her treatment can be exhausting and very difficult at times.
So, If you're an aspiring writer, regardless of experience, and you want to attend, just click 'Going' on this event page and leave a comment to say you're attending. You can make your donation on Kath's GoFundMe page: http://www.gofundme.com/
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