Write for TV Opportunity for 18-30s

Calling young creatives 18 to 30 in Rotherham and nearby…
Do you want to try WRITING FOR TV?

Sky Writes is a partnership between Sky Studios and New Writing North to support under-represented writers from Rotherham, and nearby, to develop their ideas and skills in Writing for Television.  Hive is helping to signpost this brilliant opportunity of a FREE taster workshop with writer Afshan D’souza-Lodhi for writers 18 to 30.

The workshop will cover some of the basics of writing for TV including plot, character and dialogue, plus how to find your unique voice as a writer and tell the stories YOU want to see on screen. The session will be friendly and relaxed, with no need to have any previous experience of scriptwriting. Just bring yourself – and something to write with!

Attendees will also find out about, and be invited to apply for, the full Sky Writes programme taking place in Summer/Autumn – including free workshops, masterclasses and mentoring to help develop your ideas.

When: Monday 26th April, 6pm – 7.30pm (over Zoom)
Priority will be for young writers from Rotherham but we’re keen to hear from anyone interested living in Doncaster, Barnsley and Sheffield too.
To sign up: fill out this form 

This is 1 of 4 taster/introduction workshops from Sky Writes supported by Hive. There is also one specifically for women, with a particular focus on making this a welcoming space for vulnerable or isolated women, women with English as an additional language, and women from the LGBTQIA+ community)
For more information visit the Sky Writers page

If you’d like to ask any questions or have a chat about accessibility requirements, please do get in touch with Stacey Sampson (Programme Producer) on skywritesrotherham@mail.com

Afshan D’souza-Lodhi was born in Dubai and bred in Manchester. She is a writer of plays and poetry, and was recently commissioned to write and direct a short film for Channel 4 (An Act of Terror) and a radio play for BBC Sounds (Chop Chop).  Her debut poetry collection ‘re: desire’ (Burning Eye Books) came out in June 2020 during the lockdown.  Her most recent play, Santi & Naz, described as “tender yet sharply political” by The Guardian, puts female friendship against the backdrop of the partition of India and Pakistan.

As well as her own writing, afshan is keen to develop other younger and emerging artists and sits on the boards of Manchester Literature Festival and Pie Radio. afshan also sits on the steering committee for Northern Police Monitoring Project, an independent campaigning and advocacy organisation that challenges police harassment and violence. @afshandl www.afshandl.com