Nora Ephron observed that her fiction was frequently described as 'thinly disguised' autobiography when many male writers had mined their lives for material without being 'hit with the thinly disguised thing'. This is a practical workshop for people who want to write a drama about life; the way it's lived, imagined or somewhere inbetween.
This hands on workshop run by Liberty Martin will lead you through the process of developing a story, choosing how best to tell it and creating original scenes. The work is both accessible to new writers, who might never have tried writing a script, and useful for those with experience of scriptwriting who might not have tried writing from life. With an emphasis on growth and creativity, the workshop is a productive opportunity to transform life into art.
Liberty Martin is a writer, dramaturg and collaborator she is committed to creating powerful, narrative-driven work across forms. Her short film and television scripts have recently won places in BBC Writersroom development schemes at The Lowry and BBC Elstree Centre and she has produced, directed and performed her own original comedy and interactive work for Latitude Festival and Edinburgh Fringe. For TV, she has written episodes of the continuing drama Red Rock for TV3, BBC and Amazon. She has most recently been working with The Outbound Project on their latest production, M.E.H.