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Write On – a series of free online events for writers

Next up in our free series of Zoom events for writers sees WGGB President Sandi Toksvig OBE in conversation with George Devine and Writers’ Guild Award-winning playwright Daniel Ward. It takes place on Friday 4 December at 4pm and you just need to register ahead.

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.

Blow the Bloody Doors Off! Breaking down the barriers for disabled writers

Hosted by WGGB member Jack Thorne the event took place on Friday 27 November to mark UK Disability History Month. 

Showrunning in the UK

The event took place on Thursday 12 November 2020. It saw the launch of our new best-practice guidance for showrunners and those who work with them and featured Simon Beaufoy, Emilia di Girolamo and Sophie Petzal.

The Art of Screen Adaptation

The event took place on Thursday 29 October 2020 and saw author Alistair Owen in conversation with former WGGB President Olivia Hetreed.

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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