Dramatic Writing Mentoring

  • Write calling card scripts in a medium of your choice
  • Take a script and develop it from first idea to submission

Are you a budding writer who is interested in writing scripts for stage, film or television?  Interested in gaining skills and knowledge of how to develop your writing and gaining visibility within the industry. Then LU Arts is offering a free programme of mentoring led by successful writer and dramaturg, and lecturer in Creative Writing Carolyn Scott-Jeffs.     The mentoring will last across the year with a number of session taking place at agreed key points. The opportunity is open to students from across the university studying at undergraduate or post graduate level.

The mentoring will involve four meetings across the year,  developing ideas for scripts and receiving feedback on drafts and then further developing drafts and receiving feedback.   Applicants must commit to deadlines for each draft and meetings will take place either on zoom or in Carolyn’s office.

We only have two places available so interested students should apply explaining why they want to do it in 350 words and include a 500-word synopsis of the idea they want to develop. Deadline for receipt of expressions of interest by Wednesday 2 November.

If interested, please email us with the above in writing at luarts@lboro.ac.uk

About the mentor

Scott Jeffs

Carolyn Scott Jeffs

Carolyn is a Midlands based writer. Her work for Radio 4 includes Angel of New Street, Square Circle Triangle (nominated for the Richard Imison Award), Tarnished Wings21 Conversations with a Hairdresser15 Ways to Leave Your Lover, and Jesus, The Devil and a Kid Called Death. She has written for the BBC1 continuing drama, Doctors, and lectures in story design at Loughborough University. As a dramaturg she recently supported the musical Judy in the West End. Her stage plays include Having it All, Wenches, Out in the Garden (Finborough Theatre, London)Tarnished Angel (Finborough Theatre, London), Elephants, Fanny a New Musichall (winner of Best Production, Birmingham Fest), Wolfie and the Showgirl (winner of Best New Work, Birmingham Fest), Letters to Emma, and Edifying Eddy. She is currently writing The Bah Humbug Club, a comedy for Lichfield Garrick, that opens 8 December; https://www.lichfieldgarrick.com/whats-on/all-shows/the-bah-humbug-club/2952