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Spotlight on: Writing for Stage and Screen

Story added 3rd Sep 2018

Spotlight on: Writing for Stage and Screen

Do you ever go and see a movie or play and think, “wow, how did the writers produce a story like this?” Our writing for stage and screen courses, taught by industry professionals, are designed to enable you to progress from a total beginner to a confident writer.

You’ll discover the key elements of writing for the stage, cinema or screen and explore story, structure and character development. Our expert tutors will be available to provide feedback on your work as you progress from your initial idea to your finished script.

What's coming up at City Lit?


> Ways into playwriting – Tue 25 Sep, 19:40-21:40

> Developing your playwriting –Wed 26 Sep, 17:30-19:30

> Advanced playwriting – Mon 24 Sep, 19:40-21:40

> Advanced playwriting: workshop – Tue 25 Sep, 17:30-19:30



> Ways into screenwriting: an introduction – Sat 29 Sep, 10:30-17:30

> Ways into screenwriting – Mon 24 Sep, 17:30-19:30

> Developing your screenwriting – Fri 28 Sep, 17:30-19:30

> Advanced screenwriting – Thur 27 Sep, 17:30-19:30


Plus courses in...

> Comedy sketch writing – Sun 21 Oct, 10:30-16:30

> Writing situation comedy for TV – Sat 27 Oct, 11:00-18:00

> Adapting novels for TV and film  – Sat 17 Nov, 10:30-16:30


Creative and non-fiction writing: student success stories

Learn more about the fantastic accomplishments of City Lit's writing students


City Lit's writing students frequently go on to further study or publication. Follow the link to read a selection of our students' many and varied accomplishments.


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Upcoming events


Mental Wealth Festival 2018


Mental Wealth Festival 2018




Join us on 10 & 11 September at City Lit and The National Gallery for a two day festival of talks, workshops and seminars including Laughter Yoga, Writing for Wellbeing, Tai Chi and Relax with Paintings.


This year's speakers include Grayson Perry, Bryony Gordon, Dr Kathryn Mannix and many others...


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City Lit Open Days


City Lit open days


Don't forget to book for our September Open Days! Our Open Days are the perfect opportunity to find out what life as a City Lit student is really like.


Take part in a taster session or workshop, chat to our friendly staff who are available to answer any burning questions you may have or take part in a guided tour of the building.


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