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Write it…and then write it better

11 October 2021@7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until 1 November 2021


They say writing is re-writing and it really is. How do you develop your first draft or two towards a script with a better chance of being ready for a cast, director and most important of all, an audience? Writing can seem like a lonely task and at this point our greatest asset can be other people.

This is not a ‘how to write” course. There is no manual and certainly no silver bullet for writing well but there are a few baselines we all need reminding of.  Write it…and then write it better explores some specific actions that I and other writers use in developing our scripts.

The workshops will take place in the auditorium at the cornerHOUSE. After the opening session, participants will each write their own short scene and work through three stages culminating in table reads, and seeing how it works “on its feet” by reading on the cornerHOUSE stage. All you need to bring to the first session is a notepad and something to write with.

Expect to do some writing and redrafting between sessions, some reading out loud and to give and receive constructive feedback.

A commitment to attending all four sessions is important for continuity. Numbers are limited, social distancing will be respected, and refreshments will be provided.

Dates & Times : 11th October, 18th October, 25th October, 1st November

 All at 7.00 – 9.30pm

Cost £70.00 & £60 for unwaged & over 65yrs

 Applications through Ticket Source

About Susannah Finzi

Susannah has been writing for the stage since 2009, though some of her previous lives as a copywriter, project manager, business risk and communications practitioner involved plenty of writing of a different kind.

Her author credits include productions of Blind Eye Estrela Hall (Lisbon) and Theatre 503 (London); Reunited and Cuts! Kings Theatre (Gloucester); Baring All cornerHOUSE Theatre (Surbiton) and Woking Drama Festival and Reunited cornerHOUSE Theatre (Surbiton) and Guildford Fringe.

Susannah is also a performed and published translator of plays from Portugal and Brazil.

She is a member of the Writers Guild UK, Actors and Writers London and a management team member of the Out of the Wings Collective (plays from the Spanish and Lusophone world).  https://susannahfinzi.wordpress.com


11 October 2021
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm




The cornerHOUSE
116 Douglas Road,
Surbiton, Surrey KT6 7SB United Kingdom
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