Free scriptwriting course for aspiring Norwich writers

REDuck actors (l-r) Greg Lindsay-Smith, Santiago Poole, Ian Aldis, Terry Molloy and Joshua Gould per

REDuck actors (l-r) Greg Lindsay-Smith, Santiago Poole, Ian Aldis, Terry Molloy and Joshua Gould perform at the Maddermarket Theatre. Actors will be performing the scripts written by participants at a ScriptEast writing course. Picture: Doug Martin. - Credit: Archant

Aspiring writers are being invited to see actors bring their words to life at a free, two-day event.

Norwich writing group, ScriptEast, has been awarded a Big Lottery Fund grant to stage Get Scripted! - an inspiring writers' weekend where authors will facilitate workshops and actors provided by REDuck ProDUCKtions will perform selected scripts submitted by course participants.

The event at the Garage in Chapel Field North, Norwich, will consist of two workshops, a beginners' workshop on Saturday, April 7, and an intermediary course on Sunday, April 8.

Ian Nettleton, author and lecturer, will be tutoring the intermediary workshop. He said: 'ScriptEast is a group of people who love writing and we want to meet and encourage like-minded people. Some of us are published writers and others are just starting out. It's a varied group with a shared passion for writing.

'We believe there are a lot of people who have writing talents yet to be realised.

'They may even love to write but never had the time or opportunity to flourish. We are offering this rare opportunity to unleash, nurture and encourage creativity with experienced tutoring in a supportive community group.'

Author and lecturer in creative writing at Norwich University of the Arts, Lynsey White, will be tutoring the beginners' course.

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Actor Martin Kray, from Norwich, is a member of ScriptEast and will be one of the performers to enact the scripts on Sunday, April 8, from 7 to 9pm. The evening event is open to public viewing and will offer anyone considering joining ScriptEast an insight into the group and what it does.

To book places on either of the Get Scripted! courses visit or email Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

The beginners' workshop will run from 10.30am to 1.30pm on April 7. The intermediary course will take place on Sunday, April 8 from 1.30pm to 4.30pm. Performances will begin at 7pm and are open to the public.