Here are photos and mini-biographies of the festival tutors and speakers. They're listed in the order that they appear in the NAWGFest brochure.
For more information about the festival, please also refer to the following articles:
↑ Gervase Phinn
We welcome Professor Gervase Phinn to NAWGFest 2016. As a Patron of NAWG he is a very special guest and I would like to give a personal thank you to him for coming to speak after the Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony on Saturday evening. His talk, The Limits of my Language, will take a light-hearted look at our rich and powerful language.
— Pam Fish, Chairman.
↑ Della Galton
↑ Stephen Booth
↑ Steve Bowkett
↑ Adam Strickson
↑ Marvin Close
Day one of the NAWG Festival will mark the 30th anniversary of my Granny's death. She passed away at 6.17 p.m. precisely. The spooky thing is that her grandfather clock stopped at exactly the same moment. It fell on her.
Comedy, eh? It's a funny old business. From slapstick and silly, to black and satirical it comes in many forms and mediums. Personally, I've written and script-edited everything from radio sitcoms and sketch shows to comedy theatre plays like Crazy People about the early days of The Goons; the life story of Oliver Hardy, The Ton of Jollity; and the award winning black comedy, Dorothy Parker's Dead.
And having written and storylined over 100 hours of broadcast TV for shows like Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Tracey Beaker and Doctors, I possess all the drama skills needed to help you plot and storyline comedy and create different and exciting characters.
For the NAWGFest 2016 I will be offering four different comedy writing workshops. All are self-contained, but if you want to attend all four, I can promise you a totally laugh-out-loud weekend.
↑ Stuart Gibbon
Stuart will be speaking after lunch on Saturday on the subject of 'Murder Investigation' and the challenges facing a Senior Detective in charge of such cases. His talk will provide us, as writers, with information which will help give our crime writing authenticity.
This talk is free to all. There is no need to book, just turn up to Engineering F107; Saturday 3rd September 1:20 pm—2:20 pm.
↑ Joyce Worsfold
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