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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Our Next Meeting

Just a few lines to remind you that our next meeting takes place this coming Tuesday, 18th November starting at 7.30pm in the Café Libra at Felixstowe Library. Our homework assignment is for 500 words on 'Concrete' or 'Nightmare(s)' or even - if you're brave enough to attempt it, both! Morag and 1,500 word open themed work will be undertaken by Morag and Barry.

Please don't forget to let Ruth know about your choices for the January social.

Dave attended the latest Writers’ Café at Starbucks, in the Buttermarket, Ipswich on what turned out to be a really good selection of diverse topics and genres. A really good evening's entertainment and - it was free! If you are interested in learning of the next events, probably in February and then, of course, the Ipswich Arts Festival in the summer, please email Andrew Burton aburton@wolseytheatre.co.uk
There is another plug for Judy and her talk that takes place at Woodbridge Library on Sunday November 23rd at 2pm about her book, "Like Ships That Pass In The Night" Wouldn't it be nice for her to have a few familiar Scribblers faces in the crowd.

Angela came from from a pleasant time in Italy to learn that she has been shortlisted for a short story competition in the Writers' News - for the fourth time! That is a great morale booster that will hopefully be another step towards winning!

By the time you read this, Alex will be on his way to Cuba, whilst Ruth has retruned from a great time in Russia.

Hoping to see you at Scribblers on Tuesday when Dave will chair the meeting.
Until then,

Keep Scribbling!

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We would like to tell you about the Kaixin Writing Competition, which
is held every three months.

First, Kaixin is pleased to announce the winner of the inaugural
Kaixin Writing Competition.

It was Cathy Doheny from the U.S. with her touching story - 'Awakening
to the whisper': http://kaixin.com.au/winning-entry-kaixin-writing/

Cathy won the $A250 first prize.

There were three highly commended:

The next competition will end December 08.

For details please go to: http://kaixin.com.au/kaixin-writing-competition/


Welcome to the BBC writersroom newsletter.

Russell T Davies
Read our interview with Russell T Davies, showrunner of Doctor Who.

Radio Drama
Sarah Daniels and Kwame Kwei-Armah will answer questions about Radio Drama in London on Thursday 20th November. Book your free tickets now.

Caligari - Sue Roberts
Read our interview with the producer of the radio adaptation of silent film The Cabinet of Dr Caligari.

Caligari - Amanda Dalton
Poet and playwright Amanda Dalton talks about her new radio adaptation of the silent film The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari.

The Wire
Kate Rowland tells us how to write for The Wire on Radio 3.

BBC writersroom roadshows
We're going on the road over the next twelve months... Find out where we'll be and how to hand over your script in person. More dates will be added in the next few weeks, so check back soon.

New Scripts
This month's new script is from New Tricks, and is by series creator Roy Mitchell. As always, scripts are in PDF format - if you can't read them, download Adobe Reader from http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/categories/plug/acrobat/acrobat.shtml?intro

New Tricks: Mad Dogs by Roy Mitchell

Don't forget you can browse through all of the scripts in our script archive.

Submitting your script to BBC writersroom
Want to write for the BBC? Find out what to send us on our script submissions page.

Abi talks about the art of montage and being baffled in Casualty, while Micheal delves into dialogue and describes the process of getting a comedy series commissioned.

Comedy Toboggan
Deadline: 14 November 08
Ten in a Bed theatre are looking for comedy sketches for their annual Christmas show at the Clerkenwell Theatre, London.

Son of the Pitch
Deadline: 14 November 08
Win free tickets to the International Screenwriters Festival at Cheltenham, and a meeting with Film4 executives.

Recorded for Training Purposes
Deadline: 17 November 08
An open-door sketch show for BBC Radio 4.

The Tony Doyle Bursary
Deadline: 30 November 08
Prize of £2,000 and a residential course for writers with an Irish background.

Opportunity for a writer between 18 and 23 to write a web episode of Skins for Channel 4

STAGE International Script Competition
Deadline: 15 December 09
$10,000 prize for a play about science and/or technology

Theatre Trail Writers Competition
Deadline: 31 January 09
Short plays required for the Arundel Festival Theatre Trail



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