BBC Radio Masterclass, Scottish Book Trust
Have been spending much of the last week at the BBC Scotland Radio Masterclass at the Scottish Book Trust. The SBT are a fantastic organisation that have been hugely supportive of Scottish writing for ages. They are also lovely people, especially Caitrin Armstrong who seems to be at the centre of just about everything.
The Masterclass is designed to introduce and encourage writing for radio, very possibly the most important market for new drama given that an afternoon play can have an audience of three quarters of a million. It’s an excellent way to push along ideas you have and meet and work with BBC producers who are eager to build relationships with new writers.
It’s revitalised an idea that’s been kicking around for years and which was started in a previous Masterclass. “Rodin’s Dancers” is a tale of Cambodia during the Khmer Rouge years. A recording of a scene can be found on my website, here.
Details of future media labs can be found at the Scottish Book Trust’s website.
And I’ll be back blogging soon!