The BBC and the Birmingham Rep are looking for one local writer to work across stage, Doctors on TV plus The Archers and Home Front on BBC Radio 4. Now the Writers’ Guild has got the people behind the plan to come meet you. All writers, Guild members or not, are welcome at your sole chance to see the people who will be judging your work and find out what they’re looking for.
Hosted by the Writers’ Guild’s William Gallagher, the event is on Thursday 10 December from 7:00-8:30pm at the Birmingham Rep. Be at the Stage Door before 7pm: latecomers may not be able to get in. (Stage Door is at the rear of the Rep. Directions to the theatre.)
Guests: Peter Lloyd from Doctors, Jessica Dromgoole from BBC Radio Drama, Tessa Walker and Roxana Silbert from the Birmingham Rep.
This really is a unique event in every way: it’s a rare inside look at the search for new writers and it’s also the sole time these people are taking questions on the programme. For more details about the Writer in Residence post come to the event – or read the BBC’s description. The Guild wants to thank the Rep for providing the venue and also BBC writersroom for its support.
One thing. The Writers’ Guild is hosting this event because we like the Writer in Residence programme and think it’s important. We’re not connected or affiliated to it in way. Which means we can tell you that the Birmingham Writer in Residence opportunity is a chance for our region to show what it can do.
The programme and this event are both open to all writers, whether you’re in the Writers’ Guild or not. But this is the kind of access the Guild routinely gets its members: have a look at whether you qualify to join and what the benefits are if you can.
For more information about that or this Special Event email William Gallagher.