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Write On – a series of free online events for writers

The latest in our free series of Zoom events for writers saw The Art of Screen Adaptation author Alistair Owen and former WGGB President Olivia Hetreed talk about the art of adapting material from page to screen (Thursday 29 October 2020).

WGGB launched its free series of online events for writers during the Covid-19 lockdown. You can find details of all previous sessions, including videos (where we recorded sessions), below.

Can you make a living writing comedy?
The event took place on Thursday 15 October 2020 and featured speakers Dave Cohen, Bennett Arron, Emily Allen and Hannah George



Black talent discuss getting your show on
To mark Black History Month, and as part of our Equality Writes campaign, we held this event on Wednesday 7 October 2020. It was chaired by writer and founder of Fresh Voices UK Carol Russell. Panellists were Nadine Marsh-Edwards, Anna Ssemuyaba and Avril E. Russell.

Protecting your work: from pitching to production

The event on 23 July 2020 featured a discussion between WGGB Chair Lisa Holdsworth, media lawyer and writer Robert Taylor and WGGB caseworker John Sailing on how writers can protect themselves and their work, what to look out for in contracts and how copyright works.


Videogames writing festival

A week-long festival of online videogames writing events, featuring a stellar list of speakers from the games world and covering subjects including getting started in games writing, narrative design, and the art and craft of creating narrative settings, societies and scenarios for games. View videos here.

Why Writers Need Unions

The series kicked off in June 2020 with this event hosted by WGGB President Sandi Toksvig OBE and WGGB Chair Lisa Holdsworth.

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