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Scriptwriters Group AGM and How to write great audio drama **CANCELLED**

19 March @ 18:00 - 20:00 GMT

Free – £15

Scriptwriters Group AGM and in-conversation event

Join us for a special in-conversation event with Scriptwriters Group chair, David Morley, 2020 Tinniswood judge, Rhiannon Tise and winners of this year’s Imison and Tinniswood awards, Ian Martin and Vicky Foster.

What will this panel discussion cover?

  • our panellists will discuss the process around writing radio drama
  • Why write audio drama/ podcast drama?
  • How writers find ideas
  • How to sell ideas to radio
  • What’s different about audio drama to other forms?


    • 5.30-5.45pm – Scriptwriters Group AGM (SoA Members only)
      The Scriptwriters Group (SWG) Annual General Meeting (AGM) is open to members only and free to attend, but you will need to reserve a place. The AGM will focus on the work of the SWG from the last 12 months and plans for 2020.
    • 6pm: Panel discussion How to write great audio drama + Q&A
    • 7pm: Wine and nibbles
    • 8pm: Close

Tickets and booking (includes wine and nibbles)

    • AGM only: Free (SoA members only)
    • SoA Members: £10
    • Non-Members (Guests): £15

Any questions? Email Sophia Jackson.

The line-up

Vicky Foster – winner, 2020 Imison Award, Bathwater

Vicky Foster is a poet and pub singer from Hull. Her poetry collection, Changing Tides, is published by King’s England Press. She is the host of Women of Words, which is an event for female performers of poetry, prose, drama, and song.

Click here to listen to Bathwater  

Ian Martin – winner, 2020 Tinniswood Award, The Hartlepool Spy

Comedy writer Ian Martin was a writer for the BAFTA-winning political satire The Thick of It, starting a long-running association with producer Armando Iannucci, which continued with the Oscar-nominated In The Loop. Martin was a writer-producer on HBO’s VEEP (for which he won two WGA Awards and an Emmy) and a co-writer for the BAFTA-nominated feature The Death Of Stalin. He is a writer and supervising producer for the forthcoming HBO space comedy Avenue 5. Martin is the author of several books including Epic Space and The Coalition Chronicles, and has written for the Architects’ Journal, the Guardian and the New Statesman.

Click here to listen to The Hartlepool Spy

David Morley – Chair, Scriptwriters Group, radio producer, dramatist and author

David’s plays for BBC radio include The Two BrexiteersHeading To ParadiseThe Iraq Dossier and The Death of Tom Inglis.  As a producer, his dramas include Far Side of the Moore, The McKinnon Extradition, A Patriot For Me and Ebola. His numerous documentaries for BBC Radio include Lemn Sissay on The Last Poets, Oona King on her family’s part in the Civil Rights struggle, and Michael Apted on the banning of The War Game.

          Rhiannon Tise – 2020 Tinniswood judge, radio, theatre and television writer

Rhiannon Tise writes for radio, theatre and television. She won the Imison Award for her play The Waltzer and has since written numerous original dramas and adaptations for radio; including Little Women in 2017 for BBC RADIO 4. Her adaptation for R4 of  The Mill on the Floss will be broadcast in April 2020. She is a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the University of Kent.

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19 March
18:00 - 20:00
Free – £15
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