Equality and diversity will take centre stage at London Writers’ Week this year (18-21 July 2018), with all profits going to organisations promoting diversity in the arts.
And WGGB Film Co-Chair and BAFTA-nominated writer Andrea Gibb (Swallows & Amazons, AfterLife, Dear Frankie) will appear at an ‘In conversation’ event, 3-4pm on Friday 20 July, talking about WGGB’s Equality Writes campaign (tackling inequality in the screen industries), as well as giving advice for women who write for, or who would like to write for, film (tickets cost £5.98 and you can book here).
WGGB is proud to support the Week – an annual showcase of the best new writing in the UK – for the fourth year running.
Sessions, which are themed around film, will include playwriting and film, digital media and film, television and film, and how to get and keep an agent.
A festival pass costs £30, which works out to less than £2.50 for each individual event.
Other supporters and partners include London Playwrights’ Blog, The Diversity School Initiative, Actor Awareness, University Women in the Arts and London Screenwriters’ Festival.
Jennifer Tuckett, Director of London Writers’ Week, said: “There has been a lot of discussion this year about diversity in the arts and we hope this year’s week will provide a useful programme of access to some of the best work and new ideas going on in terms of new writing and film in the UK, as well as raising money for an important cause.”
WGGB’s is also hosting a videogames panel event on Friday 20 July, featuring leading games writers in the UK.
Photo of London Writers’ Week 2016: Em Fitzgerald