A 2 day course to boost your confidence and skills in writing and performing short stories. Whether you are writing professionally already or not, this course is designed to boost confidence and take your writing and performing skills and understanding to the next level. The theories and practice introduced on the course are applicable to whatever form of story you want to create and perform, but particular emphasis will be on short form stories. This course would be of benefit whether you want to write short stories and deliver them to audiences, or read your work on radio or podcast, or if your job requires you to write and deliver talks to large groups where the ability to tell stories would help tremendously. Most human communication is based on story, usually short form stories, so we all need to master the writing and telling of a good story. The perfoming skills are just as relevant in speaking to small groups as it is with a larger audience. The course tutor is Turan Ali who has almost 30 years of experience in creating stories for the BBC. We think this workshop is the first of its kind in Vienna !
A 2 day course to boost your confidence & skills in writing & delivering
SHORT FORM stories to any audience, in ANY MEDIUM
RUN BY INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED WRITER/PRODUCER/DIRECTOR/TRAINER: TURAN ALI
- to build understanding of universal story theory, and its application to short stories
- to increase the short story writing skills of participants
- to enhance the story delivery skills and confidence of participants
- to develop advanced story analysis skills of your own and of other peoples’ stories
- to particular emphasis to be given to short form stories, for all media
This will be achieved through theory, practice, individual coaching and group analysis.
As this course involves theory and practice with individual coaching, it is suitable for those at all stages of experience in writing and performing stories. The instructor will enable you to apply the theories to whatever level you are at and progress to higher levels, in the writing, performing and analysis of stories. The course is suitable for people who want to create stories in all media: in print, online, on air (radio, TV, film), or face to face (with individuals or larger audiences), precise focus on short form stories. Sometimes those newer to story writing adopt the theories more quickly and effectively than those who have been writing for a while, so group analysis is one of the effective tools for assessing the progress of our stories and delivery.
DAY 1 – MORNING– (SHORT) STORY THEORY, PRACTICE AND ANALYSIS
DAY 1 – AFTERNOON– STORY PERFORMANCE THEORY, PRACTICE AND ANALYSIS
BETWEEN DAYS 1 & 2– INDIVIDUAL STORY WRITING COACHING BY EMAIL
DAY 2 – MORNING– THEORY RE-CAP; WRITTEN STORIES ANALYSIS AND FEEDBACK
DAY 2 – AFTERNOON– THEORY RE-CAP; READING YOUR STORIES: ANALYSIS/FEEDBACK
Turan Ali has been producing, directing and writing stories, drama, comedy and factual programmes for the BBC for nearly 30 years in many genres, on radio, TV, film, in print and online. He is a published author of factual books and articles, and of fiction, and has won awards as an author (screenplay) and as a producer/director (radio programmes). He has performed his short stories on BBC radio, and on stage in many countries. As a trainer he has provided story theory and production training in many genres for broadcast professionals and organisations from over 65 countries. His approach is licensed to international broadcasters. He delivers masterclasses and courses internationally. This is a unique opportunity to acquire this tried and tested theory and practice and apply it to whatever you want to create.
The 2 days of the course are:
Day 1: Sunday June 17th 2018 10:00 – 17:00
Day 2: Sunday July 8th 2018 10:00 – 17:00
Attendance on both days is required.
Location: Venue to be announced ASAP – central Vienna
Fee:€225Workshop Registration Form
Please make payment at time of registration to reserve your space.
Copywriting: Everything you need to know to get started!
Join professional copywriter, Matt Campelli for an exciting intensive weekend workshop to learn the ins and outs of copywriting.
Copywriting has its perks. Being paid for creative work that you can do from anywhere in the world (the beach?) sounds like an appealing option, particularly if you’ve fallen out of love with your 9-5. And there’s plenty of work – if you know how and where to get it.
But (there’s always a but), you need to have the skills to deliver what paying clients want. Plus, you’ll have to learn how to position yourself to win customers in an increasingly crowded marketplace.
During this two-day copywriting workshop, you will learn:
The essential copywriting toolkit
Why stories are crucial for copywriters – and how to use them
How to address client pain points
What paying clients are looking for, and how to position yourself to win their business
Date: May 12th and 13th , 2018
Location: Türkenschanzstrasse 4/2, 1180
Fee:€120Workshop Registration Form
This workshop will fill quickly so please register early to ensure your place!
Do you have a draft of a novel, short story, memoir, or personal essay that you would like constructively critiqued? These 1:1 sessions are designed for those who wish to learn more about the craft of writing, re-writing and the process of getting published.
Topics covered: developing story ideas, strong beginnings, point of view, tension, character development, and finding the emotional truth of the story.
Instructor: Kirsten Donaghey is a published writer, editor, and story coach. She is the co-founder of Write Now.
For more information send Kirsten an email at firstname.lastname@example.org