GCU lecturers to offer advice to budding writers

09 September 2015

GCU lecturers to offer advice to budding writers

GCU Lecturer Chris Dolan

A conference for Scottish writers keen to break into television writing will hear from Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) lecturers from the University’s flagship MA TV Fiction Writing programme.

Professor Ann Marie Di Mambro and Chris Dolan from GCU’s Glasgow School for Business and Society will take part in discussions, together with industry leaders, as part of a one-day conference organised by the National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE).

The event, ScreenWrite: Breaking into Television Writing, will assist writers looking to get into the television industry. From TV drama to comedy writing, acquiring an agent to getting a calling card, advice will be on hand from a number of industry experts. Presented by NAWE, the event is supported by GCU; Screen Academy Scotland, Edinburgh Napier University; University of the West of Scotland; CCA and Scottish Book Trust.

GCU lecturer Chris Dolan, screenwriter for programmes including Taggart and River City, and author of Potter’s Field and Aliyyah will advise writers on the lessons he has learnt having worked in the industry.

“There has never been a more exciting time in television, said Chris. “And there are changes ahead in Scotland for screenwriters too, so this conference is perfectly timed. It adds to all the work Ann Marie Di Mambro and I are doing at GCU, preparing a new generation of writers for the challenges and opportunities ahead.”

The event, taking place on October 15, is the latest in a series of development events supported by NAWE in Scotland, with investment from Creative Scotland and working in collaboration with partners such as the Scottish Book Trust and Scottish Poetry Library. It is part of Turning A New Page, a programme of professional development events in 2015 for Scottish writers, which has investment from Creative Scotland.

To find out more, go to NAWE