Arvon at Home Masterclass: Taking yourself seriously as a screenwriter

Zoom masterclass with Nicole Taylor

Thursday September 3rd 2020, 11:00am BST


Our writing houses may be temporarily closed, but Arvon remains very much open: to helping people make space for creativity and to connecting them with the finest writing tutors. For the first time, Arvon is bringing its celebrated writing workshops online.

Arvon at Home Masterclass: Taking yourself seriously as a screenwriter

Nicole Taylor is an award-winning screenwriter for film and television. She wrote BBC1’s Three Girls about the Rochdale grooming scandal which won five BAFTAs, including for best writer. She also wrote the country music movie Wild Rose, starring Jessie Buckley and Julie Walters, The C Word for BBC1 starring Sheridan Smith and most recently, five-part thriller The Nest for BBC1 about a surrogacy pact between a wealthy couple and a young girl.

Before all that, Nicole was a solicitor and didn’t get started writing until she was 27, so her Masterclass for Arvon will be about taking yourself seriously as a screenwriter before you’ve broken in, and writing the spec script that’ll help you launch your career.

The masterclass will be delivered via Zoom and will last two hours (11:00am – 13:00pm) including time for you to write. You will need to have a computer or smart device and a reliable internet connection in order to participate. This is a live event only and it will not be recorded.

There are limited number of grants available for people on low-income. These are allocated on a first come first served basis. Please contact to apply.

Cost: £35


"These zoom opportunities are really helping to open my world and keep me inspired to write."

—Masterclass participant

"Arvon at Home creates a model to participate in inspirational tutoring for writers, at a distance. The feeling of attending to my writing life in an excellent fashion, and still having a half-day for my work and caring responsibilities at home, felt like a good balance."

—Masterclass participant

"It was an absolutely brilliant session and very very useful. And it made me realise how much I’ve missed this kind of workshop because of having children and family that I can’t leave. Now we’re all in the same boat the online stuff is truly transformative."

—Masterclass participant



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