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DIARY - MARCH/APRIL 2014  

 
Saturday 22nd March. Short Films Workshop at the City of Bath College. Short film competitions have become a new and exciting addition to the array of influential festivals and contests which exist for film-makers. This one-day workshop reveals the basic aspects, from initial idea to finished draft, involved in writing a script for that potentially award-winning short film. This workshop is for anyone with an interest in writing short films - from beginners to those with a little more experience. Bring in any ideas and story concepts you may have for short film scripts. You will be expected to contribute to discussions and work in groups. The tutor will be David Lassman. FFI: http://www.citybathcoll.ac.uk/part-time-love2learn/media-and-film/script-and-screenwriting/screenwriting-short-films-saturday.html

Sunday 23rd March. Write On I now host a live radio programme called Write On. It is a mixture of comment, opinion and celebration regarding all aspects of the flourishing local creative writing scene. Each programme includes relevant guests, along with news of competitions, tips, readings and a little bit of everything else that interests aspiring and established writers alike. It goes out on a Sunday, once every four weeks, between 3-4pm. The next programme will be broadcast on March 23rd, when guests will be Brenda Bannister (Frome Short Story competition organiser) and Kate McEwan (TheWriteDay creator). In the meantime, you can hear the very first show, which discussed an exciting new initiative called the Frome Writers' Collective, here - http://frome.fm/programmes/talk/write-on/ 
 
Tuesday 1st April. BWW Screenwriting Workshops. The recent change of format for the Bath Writers’ Workshop, from a monthly ‘drop in’ session, to a structured block of eight weekly workshops, has proved so popular (all places were taken up) that I am intending to begin another one, this time exclusively for screenwriters. It will run along the same format and structure as the current creative writing ones, only will take place (provisionally) on Tuesday evenings. As before, places are going to be limited to eight, although to join this one, however, you do need to have finished at least a first draft of a screenplay or else one close to completion. The cost is £60 and the workshops will run for six weeks. More details will be forthcoming shortly, but if you are interested, although with no obligation at this stage, please let me know asap.
 
Monday 7th April. National Trust Event.
As part of the National Trust’s Spring Literary Festival at Dyrham Park, near Bath, I will be giving a talk on ‘Writing Historical Fiction’ http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dyrham-park/things-to-see-and-do/events/ The event begins at 7.00pm and tickets cost £10. The festival is part of the fund-raising campaign for a new roof for this historical house http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-25815606
 
The Bath Writers Workshop is run by David Lassman. David holds a BA (Hons) in Scriptwriting for Film and TV from Bournemouth University. He has taught in both the UK and abroad and has a wide range of writing experience. His debut novel, The Regency Detective, co-written with Terence James, was published by The History Press in June 2013.