Summer Evening Course: THE CREATIVE WRITERS WORKSHOP with Donna Sharpe

  • May 21, 2014 · 8:00 PM
  • Donna's Writing Room

When: Wednesday nights from 8–10pm
Where: Mitte / Prenzlauer Berg border
Start dates: May 21st
Course Length: 7 weeks
Maximum Participants: 10
Cost: 120 euros

Description: Suitable for everyone passionate about their writing, and improving it in a friendly, supportive yet creatively challenging environment. Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced writer, working on short fiction or creative non-fiction, or a long-term project such as a novel, screenplay or personal memoir, you will find The Creative Writers Workshop to be of help. Each session can provide an opportunity to workshop your writing, then receive detailed feedback from the experienced tutor, who then also invites other members of the group to share their thoughts. This is a practical writing workshop, where the focus is on the words, the page and the writer. The mission is to improve craft, and learn how to tell the very best stories we can.

DONNA SHARPE has written and directed award-winning documentary films for the BBC, shooting in Equatorial Guinea, Nepal, South Africa, Argentina and India as well as working extensively in the USA. Her credits include the BAFTA nominated and National Television Award winning Who Do You Think You Are? the EMMY award winning and BAFTA nominated People’s Century and the BAFTA award winning Trouble at the Top. Her critically acclaimed single films include Sir Mark Thatcher and the Dogs of War, Murder Most Royal and Mortgaged to the Yanks. Her first stage play Adam at the Gates of Heaven and Hell was workshopped at the National Theatre Studio in London, and she was hired by ITV Studios Germany as a co-writer to develop Mission Berlin, a historical hospital TV drama series running from the end of WWII through to the Fall of the Wall. Her first feature-film script, Christmas at the White House, was optioned by Twistville Films, and she has recently completed her first novel, Wild Cat Blues, a historical fiction inspired by real events. She has taught scriptwriting workshops for the M.A. at UEA and the LFS, and is a Lead Tutor on the B.A. at the Met Film School Berlin. Last year, she travelled to Iraq to teach an Intensive Factual Scriptwriting workshop funded by the U.N. and the German Foreign Office.

Donna holds an M.A. in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) from the University of East Anglia, and a B.A. Hons in History from University College London.


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