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London Writers' Week launches 2017 line up

The week-long series of talks and events is a celebration of new writing across all platforms in the UK

London Writers' Week
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The 2017 line up for London Writers' Week, the week-long celebration of new writing across all platforms in the UK, has been announced.

The initiative, which takes place at Central Saint Martins, brings together a host of partners to explore new writing for aspiring and established writers in the UK.

Events, debates and talks will be available to writers for theatre, film, television, radio and digital media as well as teachers.

This year London Writers' Week takes place between 3 and 9 July and will involve contributions from Oscar and BAFTA-nominated writer and president of The Writers' Guild of Great Britain Olivia Hetreed, chief executive of the Creative Industries Federation John Kampfner and Australian Academy Award nominee David Evan Giles.

WhatsOnStage, who is partnering with London Writers' Week, will be hosting an exclusive event with Royal Court literary manager Chris Campbell. WhatsOnStage critic Matt Trueman will hold an hour-long discussion with Campbell on new writing submissions, the Court's new writers' groups and top tips for scripts. Book tickets for the event here.

Writers will also have access to advice from the BBC, Tamasha Theatre Company, Boundless Theatre, writer Al Smith, Philip Shelley - head of Channel 4's screenwriting course - Playwrights Studio, Scotland, The Writers' Guild of Great Britain, BBC Writersroom, and the MA Dramatic Writing at Drama Centre.

Director of London Writers' Week Jennifer Tuckett said: "We hope this year's theme of Digital Media and Cross Platform work will provide access to and showcase some of the best new ideas going on in digital media in the UK.

"With BBC Three moving online, The Space, and projects like the Royal Court Theatre's collaboration with The Guardian and podcast series and cross-platform work, it is increasingly important writers consider digital media as a possible area to write for and with. "

For more information, to book tickets and for the line-up head to the London Writers' Week website.

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