Saturday, January 20, 2007

Screenwriters' festival 2007

I got the email notification of this last night. The 2007 Screenwriters’ Festival will be taking place between the 3-6 July, once more in Cheltenham. The 5th and 6th of July will be Professional Days. Presumably the 3rd and 4th will be newbie days, in which case I hope they’ve listened to feedback. Last year’s New Writers’ Day came in for a lot of stick for being, as I understand it, condescending as fuck.

Anyhow, confirmed speakers so far include: Anthony Horowitz, Chris Smith, Michael Goldenberg, William Nicholson, and media whore/celebrity shrink Raj Persaud, among others.

Tickets go on sale at the end of Feb. A preliminary programme is available.


  1. How much did it cost last year? Do you have to be a member to sign up?

  2. The new writers' day was £94. The three professional delegate days were £323.

    You don't need to be a member of anything - just register for updates on the website, and they'll email details to you as and when.