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Screenwriter session for youngsters

Fri 31 May 2013

Screenwriter session for youngsters

Young people planning a trip to the Isle of Wight on their own or with their family might like to check out a new screenwriting seminar that aims to cater for budding writers keen to break into the profession.

Taking place on July 12th and running from 09:30 to 18:30 BST, the whole-day event will provide amateur writers aged 16 to 26 to gain essential tips and skills that will hopefully make them better writers in the future.

Sessions will include how to write a successful pitch, character development, structuring a screenplay and writing an effective scene. Workshops, seminars and lectures will all feature throughout the day.

It has been organised by the Quay Arts Centre in Newport and will see lectures from head of drama at Tiger Aspect Productions Will Gould, Eastenders' scriptwriter Daisy Coulam, John Jackson of Being Human, Lip Service and Robin Hood fame, as well as relative newcomers to the field duo Hannah George and James Whitehouse.

Tickets will cost £10, with the event being described as "one-off opportunity to meet professional writing experts who are working within the industry". It aims to help young people to kickstart their careers and enjoy the fruits of years of experience by a range of established writers.

It promises to be a fantastic opportunity for anyone hoping to break into the industry.

Meanwhile, Quay Arts is also sponsoring this year's Open Studios season, with visitors to the island being offered the chance to get up close and personal with local artists and their works.

Running from July 19th to 21st and the 26th to 29th, the event will cost £35 and gives art lovers the chance to talk to working artists regarding their inspirations, creative processes and more. It is being held at venues across the Isle of Wight.ADNFCR-3083-ID-801593097-ADNFCR

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