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Wednesday, 31 March at 7.30pm on Zoom: Crosshairs by Carole Boyer

Carole brings us an extract of her story of dastardly deeds in 13th Century England.

Wednesday, 21 April at 7.30pm on Zoom: Pitch Night

Do you have a fresh idea for a stage, screen, radio or TV script?

If so, Pitch Night’s your chance to find out if your idea’s got legs.

It can be anything from the kernel of a concept to something you’ve had brewing for a while. Either way, we’ll help you build on your idea.

To take part, you’ll need a logline plus a 500-word (or thereabouts) pitch for your new scriptwriting project.

A logline is a one- or two-sentence summary of your script. It’s a really pithy statement of the who, what, why, when and where of your story. Learn more about creating one at bang2write.com and scriptadvice.co.uk.

You get to flesh out your idea a bit more in your pitch, but keep it to broad brushstrokes to snag the interest of those who hear it — location, conflict, character and the stakes. You need to put in enough attention-grabbing story detail without describing the whole plot.

We’ll ask you to share your logline and pitch at the session and discuss your ideas. The time we spend on each depends on how many pitches we have, so please let us know using our ‘Book a workshop slot’ form if you’re pitching in.

Wednesday, 5 May at 7.30pm on Zoom: Open Workshop

We’re planning another themed evening featuring sitcom scripts at an upcoming date, so if you’re situated to turn in some serial comedy, we’d love to hear from you! We’re open to offers for our first May meeting, though — get in touch using our ‘Book a workshop slot’ form.