City of Literature Summer School: SOAP Project

Date: 01/08/2016 Times: 10.30am – 5pm Prices: £100 Location: Writers' Centre Norwich, Dragon Hall

Sign up for the new WCN-UNESCO Soap School where you will work creatively and collaboratively to produce your own soap opera. Writing does not get any more exciting and challenging.

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1-5 August 2016, 10.30am – 5.00pm, WCN Dragon Hall, £100


Do you have a passion for high drama and hard hitting storytelling? Are you looking to push your imagination to its limits? 

Sign up for the new WCN-UNESCO Soap School where you will work creatively and collaboratively to produce your own soap opera. Writing does not get any more exciting and challenging.

This five day intensive workshop designed for 14-18 year olds is led by former EastEnder script writer Lilie Ferrari. Working in groups under industry conditions, participants will learn everything from responding to a brief, structuring your story episode-by-episode, creating colourful characters, cliffhangers, production issues and perfecting your pitch to the industry. 

On day five, the groups will have the chance to present their ideas to a panel of industry experts from the BBC, Channel Four, Writers’ Centre Norwich and write2screen.

Come away with your very own Soap Bible and a fresh perspective on what makes the building blocks of a great story. 

Lunch is not provided – please bring this with you.

The final hour of each day (4-5pm) is reserved for independent study within your groups.

Booking closes 1 July 2016. Very limited places available.

A small number of subsidised places are available on a needs basis only. Please contact Sophie Scott-Brown, Participation & Learning Manager, on sophie.scottbrown@writerscentrenorwich.org.uk or call 01603 877177 to discuss.


Lilie Ferrari has written scripts for many popular television series and serials, including Casualty, Holby, EastEnders, Peak Practice, Dangerfield, and has been a script consultant/story adviser on Playing the Field, EastEnders, Finnish soap opera Kottikatu and French soap opera Bellerive. She was a script editor in the BBC Drama Department for three years, and before that she was Television Projects Officer at the British Film Institute. She has published various works relating to the study of television, including Brookside Close Up (University of StrathClyde), Wham!Wrapping: Teaching the Music Industry (BFI Education Department), and has contributed to The Women’s Companion to International Film (Virago), Parents Talking Television (Comedia) and Film (St. James Press), as well as journalism for The Guardian, New Socialist, Everywoman and Primetime. She has taught at University level and has published four popular women’s fiction novels. Website

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