Playwriting for Poets: online course
This course is designed for poets who want to experiment with writing for the theatre. It will be taught by Dr Helen Eastman, the founding director of Live Canon, who has written theatre, opera and musical theatre globally and is a guest lecturer in playwriting at the University of Westminster.
Each week there will be a course tutorial sent out, with course materials to read, audio to listen to and video to watch. There will be quick writing tasks to complete and a longer writing assignment on which feedback will be provided. There will also be an online discussion group for those on the course for discussing with peers and giving each other feedback. Twice during the course students will have some of their work recorded with professional actors to hear how the play is starting to develop.