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Writers' Guild Awards 2014 open for entries

on Monday, 15 September 2014 11:59. Posted in Events

Nominations are now being accepted for the Writers' Guild of Great Britain Awards 2014.

The Awards will be presented by writer, presenter, comedian, actress and producer Sandi Toksvig at a ceremony in central London on 19 January 2015.

Writers will be honoured in the following categories: TV, Theatre, Film, Books, Radio, Games, Children’s (TV and theatre).

The eligibility period is from 1 June 2013 to 26 September 2014 and all entries must be received by 17 October 2014.

To make your nomination, fill in this form and e-mail it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Celebrating writers: featuring Malcolm Campbell

on Saturday, 05 July 2014 08:24. Posted in Events

What Richard Did

To kick off our occasional series of screenings, we will be showing What Richard Did on 30 July in London, followed by a Q&A with writer Malcolm Campbell.

What Richard Did won Best First Screenplay at the Writers’ Guild Awards (2013). Malcolm has written for some of the UK’s most popular dramas, including The White Queen, Shameless and Skins, as well as creating the BBC’s multi-Bafta-winning L8R and gaining Bafta nominations for All About Me and Losing It.

After the screening, Malcolm will take questions and talk about adapting a novel for the screen.

6pm, 30 July, networking drinks in the hotel bar from 5pm

The Covent Garden Hotel Screening Room, 10 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9HB


Price: £8 (Guild members), £10 (non-members)

Bookings: via Eventbrite

Writers' Guild AGM 2014

on Tuesday, 20 May 2014 16:14. Posted in Events

wggb-annual-report-2014All members are invited to the Writers' Guild AGM 10.30am-5pm, 4 July Cluny & Tanner Room, The Bermondsey Square Hotel, Bermondsey Square, Tower Bridge Road, Southwark, London, UK, SE1 3UN

This year’s AGM in London next Friday boasts two high-profile speakers – the new director-in-waiting of the National Theatre Rufus Norris, who will be talking on the theme “the National Theatre and new writing”, and BBC Controller of Drama Commissioning Ben Stephenson. Don’t miss it!

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Writing war: with Julia Lee Dean and Antony Owen

on Friday, 16 May 2014 15:40. Posted in Events

The latest Writers' Guild Off the Shelf at Black's event

off-the-shelf

11am-3pm, 2 June Blacks Club, 67 Dean Street, Soho, London
To sign up or to read your own work, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Cost: £30 (payable to Blacks as an after-lunch bill)

Join Julia Lee Dean and Antony Owen to discuss writing war. The day starts at 11am with coffee or tea. After the reading and Q&A, Blacks hosts a two-course lunch with wine. Up to three audience writers are invited to read 10 minutes each of their own work afterwards.

The writers

Julia Lee Dean is a novelist, playwright and tutor, and was a member of the Young Writers’ Programme at the Royal Court Theatre in 2003. She has performed as a stand-up comic in London & Edinburgh and has produced three of her own plays for the Camden and Belfast Fringe festivals. Her new novel And I Shall be Healed looks at the emotional and psychological damage of the First World War. Dean is now working on her second novel, The Lost Son of Ambrose Garfield.

Award-winning poet Antony Owen’s first collection of poetry My Father’s Eyes Were Blue was published by The Heaventree Press in 2009. His work often explores the emotional effects of conflict and this was reflected in his second collection The Dreaded Boy (Pighog 2011). His latest work, The year I loved England (Pighog), is a collaboration with Irish poet Joseph Horgan and will be published in July. He was invited to meet Irish President Michael D Higgins in Coventry on his first state visit to England in April in recognition of this Coventy/Cork collaboration. In 2013, Owen had an exhibition of poetry and photography accepted by the curator of the Hiroshima Peace Museum.

Meet The Agents

on Thursday, 06 March 2014 09:34. Posted in Events

Do you want to know what an agent can do for your writing?

The Writers' Guild of Great Britain (WGGB) is hosting an event in London on 14 April from 7pm where you can find out about the role of agents in a writer's career.

A panel of agents from different agencies will speak about

  • The role of an agent
  • Whether an agent is essential for your career as a writer
  • When you should start looking for an agent
  • The best way to approach an agent when you're ready

The panel discussion will close with an audience Q&A.

The following agents will be attending:

  • Jean Kitson - Kitson Management
  • Meg Davis - Ki Agency
  • Matthew Bates - Sayle Screen

Tickets are free to members of the WGGB, and for non-members will cost £10 (£5 concessions).  Entry to the event includes a free drink afterwards.

Full details and booking: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/meet-the-agents-tickets-9359563707