Archive for July 1st, 2009

Sussex Playwriting Competition

1st July 2009 by Maura McHugh

The Sussex Playwrights’ Club is running a full-length play competition. They are seeking original plays, written in English and not previously broadcast, which can be produced before a paying audience or read at a club meeting.

First Prize: £250 plus a reading of the play at a Club Meeting.
Second Prize: £150 plus a reading of the play at a Club Meeting.
Third Prize: £ 100. plus a reading of the play at a Club Meeting.
The Constance Cox Memorial Award: A further £100 may be awarded at the discretion of the judges.

The play should be in two acts and last approximately 90 minutes.
Entry fee is £5.

The closing date is the 31st of July, and further information on the rules and application process are on the web site.

The Writing Room in Clonmel

1st July 2009 by Maura McHugh

Mia Gallagher is running The Writing Room, an event-based writing space, as part of the Junction Festival in Clonmel, starting Friday 3rd July and running until Sunday 12th. The venue is Angela’s Café on Abbey Street.

In addition to dedicated Quiet Time for reading and writing every day, there’ll be a space (Talking Shop) for people to gather and talk about writing-related subjects.

Some of the events lined up for The Writing Room include:

  • Advice from screenwriter Mark Wale on 2pm, Tuesday 7th
  • Playwright and stand-up Michelle Read will run an introductory workshop on playwriting at 2pm Friday 10th
  • Open Mic evening on Friday 10th

There is more information about the entire list of events on the web site.