This 10-week course covers the building blocks of developing your craft as a writer. Each term will be led by a new artist who will share their practice and support you to develop your own toolkit of writing skills. The course will be run by writer/performer Emma Dennis-Edwards. This term, you’ll cover:

  • Exploring characters
  • Character arcs
  • Theatrical storytelling
  • Theme and Structure

Please note that you can either sign up for Citz Writers or Citz Theatre Makers, but won’t be able to take part in both at the same time.

About Emma Dennis Edwards

Emma Dennis-Edwards is a Writer/Performer of Jamaican and Trinidadian heritage.

For stage, Emma has been a participant at Royal Court, Soho Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith, and Oval House writers’ programmes. Plays include Funeral Flowers which was performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018 and won the Scotsman’s Fringe First Award and the Filipa Bragança award for best female solo performance. It went on to tour venues across London. Her play Bricks was developed on the Old Vic 12 scheme and was shortlisted for the Alfred Fagan Award.

For TV, Emma’s first original Single Drama Consent is currently on Channel 4 On Demand; it premiered to excellent reviews. Emma also wrote the script for a BBC Docudrama Our Lost Caribbean Voice: Una Marson about the late trailblazing poet, playwright and campaigner who was the first black producer and broadcaster at the BBC. She also writing an episode of Champion (Candice Carty-Williams’ new show for BBC) and is the Story Consultant for Ragdoll UKTV/AMC show. She was part of the BBC Writers Academy with John Yorke and has written episodes of Casualty, EastEnders, and Holby City.