The Write Journey: A Workshop For Screenwriters And Storytellers

The Writing Studio’s celebrated workshop The Write Journey will be on in Cape Town on Saturday mornings from 10am until 1pm on June 7, 14, 21 and 28 and is ideal for aspirant screenwriters and ardent storytellers who would like to sharpen their storytelling skills.

The Write Journey is presented by Daniel Dercksen, who has been a freelance film and theatre journalist for more than 30 years, taught and mentored writers at The Writing Studio for 15 years, and whose latest play The Beauty of Incomplete Things opens at the Joburg Theatre in July (following its World Premiere in Cape Town in January 2014).

This unique workshop explores the fine art of writing visual narrative, mastering the skill of plotting and structure, and developing and exploring ideas and characters.

It’s a journey into the world of story, empowering storytellers to take ownership of the creative journey, and creative expression.

The Write Journey is ideal for first-time writers who would like to define their writing skills, and also recommended for seasoned writers who are trapped in the web of re-writes and unfinished projects, or lost in the maze of the daunting writing process.

Graduates of previous workshops include producer screenwriter and filmmaker Sallas de Jager (Roepman, Verraaiers, Musiek vir die agtergrond and Stuur Groete aan Mannetjies Roux), award-winning playwright Neil Coppen (Abnormal Loads) and Jeremeo Le Cordeur (Tannie Dora Gaan Bos), filmmakers John Barker (Bunny Chow and How To Steal a Million) and Henk Pretorius (Bakgat, Fanie Fourie Se Lobola), novelists Lauren Beukes (Zoo City, The Shining Girl) Gary Hirson (The Magic That is Ours and Calm in Storm)and Consuelo Roland (who received acclaim for her Lady Limbo Novel, and was Shortlisted for the Sunday Times Fiction Award and received an Honorary mention for the Olive Schreiner Prize for her novel The Good Cemetery Guide).

The Write Journey workshop takes place at The Writing Studio in Cape Town on June 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 10am until 2pm.

To register and for more information, visit the website or send an email to [email protected]

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers. Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry. Catch him on Twitter: Instagram: IMDb:

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