Opportunities at the Scottish Book Trust

January 15, 2010

Our pals up the road at the Scottish Book Trust have asked us to flag up these opportunities.

Screen Lab

You are currently writing short stories, novels or plays. Ever wondered what it takes to write for Film and TV? After the success of last year’s course, Scottish Book Trust is pleased to announce the launch of Screen Lab 2010. Screen Lab will show you exactly what it takes to break into one of the most competitive and lucrative areas of writing and will also include a day on adaptation. Screen Lab is led by award winning writer and director Adrian Mead, who will take you through the realities of the script development process and the strategy you need to adopt in order to break into the industry.

Application Deadline: Thursday 4th February

Dates: Friday 26th, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th February
Cost: Screen Lab is completely free of charge to successful applicants

Find out more http://www.scottishbooktrust.com/node/3760

Writers in Schools: a three way mentoring programme

Scottish Book Trust is seeking a professional writer, interested in developing their skills in delivering sessions, projects and residencies within a school setting. The successful applicant will be paired with a writer with experience in delivering school projects, as well teacher to carry out a six session residency which will take place over a period agreed by the participating school and writers. The purpose of this initiative is to give writers with little or no experience of delivering classroom projects the opportunity to work with a mentor with an established track record of working in schools, as well as developing good practice models for effective schools projects.

Application Deadline: Friday 5th February
Cost: Successful applicants will not have to pay for this opportunity and will be paid Live Literature Funding rates for the residency
Find out more http://www.scottishbooktrust.com/node/3761

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