Online Workshop Series: Additional Sessions

Online Workshop Series
WGSA Online Workshop Series
Writing Radio Dramas

Time: 14:00-16:00
Speaker: Christa Biyela
About the Session
Radio drama takes us back to the times of folktales, where a listener uses their imagination to paint a vivid story picture in their mind, whilst guided by the actor’s voice. Without the comprehension and full appreciation of this special medium, stories written and delivered in vernacular tends to lose its presiding power in naturally strengthening our sense of imagination. Radio drama forms a strong partnership between a writer and a listener.
This is an invaluable experience for those who are keen on writing for Radio but also for those who want to write impactful stories for TV or film. The session will empower writers and give insights on writing with an understanding of subtext and nuanced, multi-dimensional characters.
Join Christa as she shares some important lessons on story and understanding Writing Radio Dramas.
About Christa
Christa is a seasoned writer, one of the brilliant writers with the ability to adapt from one form to another. She has vast experience in telling stories for both Radio and Television across genres. She is an award-winning television writer who began her writing career a decade ago, initially specialising in radio dramas for Ukhozi FM. She now writes an assortment of telenovelas and television dramas, all the while facilitating writing workshops for young and upcoming writers within KwaZulu Natal.
For TV, she has written on Mammelo, Igazi, Unmarried, Ithemba, Uzalo, The Queen, The River, and the Republic. She was the Head Writer for Ukhozi FM Radio Soapie “Kusa Kusa”, she also worked as a Radio Producer and Co-Host. She was also Head Writer and Actor on God’s Blessings.
Writing as a Business- Easy Software Packages To Enhance and Improve Your Writing.
Date: 22 July 2020
Time: 11h00 – 12h00
Speaker: Anil Polton
About the Session
Sometimes to get a story down, our creativity needs to go beyond words”. In this WRITING AS A BUSINESS session. Over the hour, I will show you three simple yet effective writing and designing tool s that I use for my work.
• WRITERSOLO- This Screenwriting App for your computer has all the necessary elements to get a screenwriter up and going. And you can use it offline.
• GRAMMARLY- Eliminate errors of punctuation, spelling, and syntax with this handy app that you can use on your MS Word and internet text including Gmail & Facebook.
• CANVA- A graphic design package to create Storyboards, Book Covers, Press Releases, Movie Posters, Show Invitations, Logos, Newsletters, or just about anything graphic design.
About Anil
Anil Polton realizes that writers need much more than just a screenwriting package to support themselves, and with that in mind would like to show you some of the tools he uses in his writing endeavors. He has a “fair” knowledge about computers and his philosophy is that you cannot know enough about anything but at least something is good enough to get you moving.
Free for members
NON-members – R20 into our bank account
WGSA Current Account
Standard Bank, Northcliff
Branch No: 006305
Acc No: 300082444
Acc type: Current
Please RSVP 2 days before the session at 12h00
Please note the session will be conducted via zoom or Google Meet.
A link will be sent the day before the session.
Please note: late applications will not be considered.
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