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Writing for Page, Stage and Screen with Duncan Sarkies

Writing for Page, Stage and Screen with Duncan Sarkies

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  • Sat 3 Jul, 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sun 4 Jul, 9:00am – 4:00pm


Te Whaea: National Dance and Drama Centre, 11 Hutchison Road, Newtown, Wellington



Ticket Information:

  • Cost: $350.00
  • Early Bird: $250.00

There are many stages to the writing process; the first stage is both the most important and the most ignored. To explore is to seek to travel beyond a horizon. What is there could be exciting, scary, heartbreaking, uplifting or bewildering; it is a mystery you can only encounter by stepping into the unknown parts of yourself with curiosity and courage. This is the space we all need to go to make great art.

Join renowned New Zealand writer Duncan Sarkies for this intensive two day writing course. For all writers - whether you are creating plays, films, novels and anything in between. This workshop has a strong focus on getting you writing in an explorative sense, guiding you through a writing process, as well as developing skills of writing with motivations, subtext, rhythm and musicality, authenticity, conflict, symbolism, embracing improbability, thinking narratively, character immersion, tangential thinking, playing God with your work, walking toward the unknown, getting specific, thinking from alternate perspectives, manipulating time, rewriting with purpose, and most importantly, listening to your heart.

Duncan is a big proponent of learning from doing, so expect to come out of this workshop having written lots of new material in raw form. Expect to leave with a sense of how to be self-sufficient so that you can avoid angst and procrastination, freeing you to develop great habits for creating work for yourself in the future.

This workshop will explore:

- The writing process
- Thinking narratively
- Writing with motive
- Rewriting with purpose

Early Bird pricing is available until 19 June 2021. Use the code: EARLYBIRD100 to save $100.

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