Weekend workshop for writers at Artscape

Daniel Dercksen

The Writing Studio will host a weekend workshop for writers on Saturday November 12 and Sunday November 13 at The Women’s Library at the Artscape Theatre Centre, from 10am until 5pm.

Daniel Dercksen, the driving force behind the independent training initiative The Writing Studio, will take you on an insightful and inspirational journey into what it takes to be a writer and how to make the most of who you are as a writer.

A published film and theatre journalist of 40 years, Dercksen has been teaching workshops in creative writing, playwriting, and screenwriting throughout South Africa for the past 22 years, and fine-tuning screenplays and stories as a story-editor. During the last eight years he has made a home for himself in the heart of the Karoo.

The workshop is ideal for screenwriters, novelists, playwrights … anyone who has a story to write. It is an interactive, intimate, and introspective journey into the world of the story, empowering writers to take ownership of the creative journey, and creative expression.

The four-sessions will explore who are you as a storyteller and storymaker, how to write a first draft, what type of story you are writing and who you are writing for, what you want to write, who are you writing about, how do you structure and plot your story and how do you take ownership of your story.

There will also be a Q & A after each session, and Dercksen will also be available for exclusive one-on-one sessions on Monday November 14.

All you need for the workshop is a notebook, pencil, and your imagination. The cost of the weekend workshop is R2500.

Contact Daniel Dercksen on daniel@writingstudio.co.za or visit www.writingstudio.co.za for more information.

  • Two readers can each win a bursary to attend the workshop. This does not include transport, meals and accommodation. To stand a chance to win a bursary, send us a short motivation stating why you should be chosen to attend the workshop. Email your motivation, full name, area where you live and phone number to entertain.ccn@acm.co.za before midnight on Sunday November 6.