26 Noticeboard December 2018

A writing opportunity, a competition, and a playwriting course spotted by our members:

Apply to be a writer in the forest

Forestry England are looking for two writers to ‘tell the story of our nation’s forests’.

What’s on offer?

  • Unique access to England’s forests
  • Promotional support and a platform to share your work
  • Development opportunities
  • £2,500

Deadline for submission is midnight 14th January 2019, find the full details of this unique opportunity here.

– Heather Atchison

Spread the Word Life Writing Prize 2019

This free-to-enter prize aims to find the best life writing from emerging writers from across the UK. The prize defines life writing as ‘intended to be true’, reflects someone’s own life journey or experiences and is not fiction.

This year’s judges are Colin Grant, Inua Ellams, and Ros Barber. And the winner will receive £1,500, publication on Spread the Word’s website, an Arvon course, two years’ membership to the Royal Society of Literature and a development meeting with an editor and an agent. Two highly commended entries will each receive £500 and two mentoring sessions, a development meeting with an editor and an agent, and be published on the Spread the Word website. Three writers will be shortlisted, and six will be longlisted.

– Francesca Baker

Unique playwriting course

Drama Studio London is offering an excellent opportunity to develop writing for the theatre, and to collaborate with actors in their second term and watch your work come to life. The course features two evenings per week January to July 2019 (with a 4-week break in April for script development)

For more information and booking visit https://www.dramastudiolondon.co.uk/short-courses/writing-for-the-theatre

– Philip Parker

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