Set to take place in Cape Town and Johannesburg from 25 November, the ‘Write Journey’ workshop is an interactive, intimate, and introspective experience that empowers writers of all levels to take ownership of their stories.

Whether you’re a beginner, an experienced writer who’s feeling lost, or simply need some discipline and motivation, this workshop is for you. It’s open to novelists, screenwriters, playwrights, and anyone else with a story to tell.

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Over the course of four sessions, you’ll explore what it takes to be a storyteller, learn how to write a first draft, and discover what type of story you want to write and who your audience is. You’ll also learn how to structure and plot your story, and you’ll be guided from inspiration to the first pages of your manuscript.

The Writing Studio is a leading independent training initiative that has been shaping the successful careers of South Africa’s leading filmmakers and storytellers for over 23 years. With extensive workshops throughout South Africa and courses internationally, The Writing Studio is now honing the skills of future writers in the art and craft of storytelling.

The workshops are facilitated by Daniel Dercksen and Dirk Lombard Fourie. Dercksen, a published film and theatre journalist of 40 years who has been teaching workshops in creative writing, playwriting, and screenwriting for over 23 years. Dercksen is also a story editor who fine-tunes screenplays and stories. Fourie holds an Honours Diploma in Film and Television Production Techniques from the City Varsity Multimedia School in Cape Town. Between 2002 and 2007, Fourie facilitated workshops in screenwriting and directing at SABC branches in Cape Town, Bloemfontein, and Johannesburg.

The Writing Studio’s ‘Write Journey’ workshop takes place in Cape Town and Johannesburg on 25/26 November, as well as on 27/28 November in Simon’s Town. For more information, contact or visit The Writing Studio.

The Writing Studio Announces November Workshop: Unleash Your Storyteller Within
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