Masterclass: Writing for Radio

Saturday 19 May 2018, 10am - 6pm, London 
Location: Tamasha (Rich Mix, Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA)

Deadline to apply: Monday 7th May, midday

Contact the office for any late places that may become available. 

This introduction to writing for radio, for beginners, draws on tutor Fin Kennedy's experience as a writer of audio drama for BBC Radio 4, with reference to other innovative writing for the medium. The workshop will start with an introduction to the formats and commissioning process of current radio drama, move on to creative approaches to telling stories with sound, involve some textual analysis of some recent BBC Radio output including sound clips, and look at emerging radio forms such a short audio drama podcasts. Advice will be given on the BBC Radio commissioning process, including a two hour Q&A with independent radio drama producer Boz Temple-Morris. Time to work on a treatment for a new radio play of one's own will be included. 

Fin Kennedy is an award-winning playwright, frequent writer for BBC Radio 4, Artistic Director of Tamasha, and visiting Lecturer at Central Saint Martins (MA Dramatic Writing).

Workshop fee: £60 (inc VAT) for the full day.
Early bird discount: £45 (apply before 19 April)

Payment must be received in advance, upon notification that you have been offered a place. Please also note that if you cancel your place after 7th May, then we will be unable to refund the fee. Any cancellations before 7th May will be subject to a £15 admin fee.

How to apply: 
Deadline to apply: Monday 7th May 2018, midday
No formal qualifications are necessary to apply, however applicants should demonstrate an interest in writing for radio. Applications should include:  
1) Your current CV if you have one, including any relevant experience (this does not have to specifically refer to your writing interests), or a short (max 500 words) statement of interest including your particular interest in this masterclass
2) A completed Data Form which you can download here>

Please email with your application with subject line 'Introduction to playwriting workshop' or call the office on 0207 749 0090 if you have any questions.