Writing is memory…..

WGSA presents: Writing is memory…..

DATE:     CAPE TOWN:  17 OCTOBER 2015 TIME:    9h00 to 15h00 VENUE:   TBA
Bookings essential:  admin@writersguildsa.org.    Bookings close on 15 October at 12h00 

WGSA Student members – R50

Members / Students with valid student card / Affiliated organisation:  R200

Non-Members:  R300 

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Writing is memory…..

When you face the flashing cursor and begin to write you can draw from two main sources, other movies and books OR your own life experiences. What you have done, seen and heard about in your own life. Often the first results in imitation, the second in fresh innovation. Learn how to incorporate your life experiences into all your work from drama to sci-fi, the stronger work is the one where you put a bit of yourself into it.


Matthew has an MA in Screenwriting from the Northern Film School, Leeds, UK and has been teaching and writing screenplays for the last 15 years. He has written on various TV shows including the international Emmy Award winning, SOS.

His scripts and plays have received various funding and awards from institutes such as Yorkshire and Humberside Arts, The National Arts Council, The South African Screenwriting Institute and The National Film and Video Foundation.
He has held lecturing positions, and given guest lectures, at various institutions including the University of Cape Town, City Varsity, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, AFDA Film School and TISH at NYU, to name a few.

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