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The Write Journey
Johannesburg - July 19/ 26
Cape Town - August 9/16/23/30

The Write Journey is presented by  Daniel Dercksen, who has been a freelance film and theatre journalist for more than 30 years, taught and mentored writers at The Writing Studio for 15 years, and whose latest play The Beauty of Incomplete Things opens at the Joburg Theatre in July (following its World Premiere in Cape Town in January 2014). Click here for directions
This unique workshop explores the fine art of writing visual narrative, mastering the skill of plotting and structure, and developing and exploring ideas and characters.
It's a journey into the world of story, empowering storytellers to take ownership of the creative journey, and creative expression.
The Write Journey is ideal for first-time writers who would like to define their writing skills, and also recommended for seasoned writers who are trapped in the web of re-writes and unfinished projects, or lost in the maze of the daunting writing process.
Graduates of previous workshops include producer screenwriter and filmmaker Sallas de Jager (Roepman, Verraaiers, Musiek vir die agtergrond and Stuur Groete aan Mannetjies Roux), award-winning playwright Neil Coppen (Abnormal Loads) and Jeremeo Le Cordeur (Tannie Dora Gaan Bos), filmmakers John Barker (Bunny Chow and How To Steal a Million) and Henk Pretorius (Bakgat, Fanie Fourie Se Lobola), novelists Lauren Beukes (Zoo City, The Shining Girl) Gary Hirson (The Magic That is Ours and Calm in Storm)and Consuelo Roland (who received acclaim for her Lady Limbo Novel, and was Shortlisted for the Sunday Times Fiction Award and received an Honorary mention for the Olive Schreiner Prize for her novel The Good Cemetery Guide).
COST: R1500, which includes comprehensive notes

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