The Write Journey workshop for screenwriters and storytellers at the Joburg Theatre on July 19 and 26 offers a journey into the world of story and an opportunity for writers to see how words are transformed into action and interact with the actors of the play The Beauty of Incomplete Things. The Writing Studio’s celebrated workshop The Write Journey will be on at the Brikhill in the second floor foyer at the Joburg Theatre on July 19 and 26 from 9am until 6pm and is ideal for aspirant screenwriters and ardent storytellers who would like to sharpen their storytelling skills.
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 and dramatists who are trapped in the web of re-writes and unfinished projects, or lost in the maze of the daunting writing process.
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 on July 15. The Write Journey workshop takes place at The Joburg Theatre on Saturday, July 19 and 26 from 10am until 6pm in the Brickhill Room and includes a seat to a performance of The Beauty of Incomplete Things at the The Fringe at the Joburg Theatre on Sunday, July 27 at 3pm (as well as a Q and A with the cast after the performance) 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).