WRITERS from the film world are bound for Huddersfield.
The first ever Northern Scriptwriters Conference, boasting names from within the film, television, radio and theatre industries, is to be held at the University of Huddersfield, in collaboration with the University of Bolton.
The conference – the first of its kind in the North – is an opportunity for anyone interested in script writing to attend workshops, master classes and question and answer sessions with some of the country’s leading industry experts.
Attending will be Willy Russell, Sue Roberts and Gary Brown from BBC Radio Drama; Sue Teddern, radio writer and TV writer of My Family and Birds of a Feather; Colin Teevan, playwright of How Many Miles to Basra? and Alex Chisholm, Associate Literary Director of the West Yorkshire Playhouse, as well as others from the script writing world.
Tim Moss, Researcher in the University’s Drama department, says: “This two-day conference – the first day at the University of Bolton on the 11th – is a great opportunity for undergraduates, postgraduates and new and emerging writers in the local community to learn about the mechanics of the industry, to participate in workshops and garner advice from established writers”.
Further information can be obtained from Tim Moss, at the University of Huddersfield, on 01484 422288.