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Opening: 09/03/19 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM | 10

Sat 9 March

Life’s a Pitch

1.30pm – 4.30pm

“So, tell me all about yourself…” 

Does that sentence fill you with horror? Do you clam up? Or worse, do you start to ramble incoherently until the other person’s eyes glaze over?

Fear no more! This is a workshop that shows you how to use creative writing techniques in the everyday world. Movies and books are built around hooks, conflict and mystery – that’s how they keep us engaged, and you can use the same techniques when approaching anything from job interviews, to the dreaded UCAS form, to your bio on that dating site.

Led by Richard Kurti.

In 20 years as a professional writer, Richard Kurti has worked for a huge range of companies, from Hollywood majors like Warner Bros, Universal and Miramax, via the BBC, ITV and Sky, right through to indies who fly by the seat of their pants.

As a screenwriter he has put words into the mouths of everyone from Isaac Newton to Sherlock Holmes, and created actions sequences for everything from drug dealers to Boxtrolls.

On radio he has built plots for Dan Dare, Mowgli and Isaac Asimov’s robots; as a novelist he has imagined worlds for monkeys and genetic mutants.

And at each stage, he has sat opposite the ‘people with power’ and pitched his ideas.

“So, tell me all about the project…”

Armed with a few simple tools, you will no longer fear these words, but see them as a golden opportunity…

Tickets:           £10

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