James teaches scriptwriting and poetry writing workshops and courses in schools, theatres, universities and other institutions across the country and teaches one-on-one classes and courses via online platform Zoom. To contact James about 1-on-1 writing classes or about running a writing workshop/course for your organisation, click here.
LGBTQ Themed Playwriting Course (6 sessions) @ Out On The Page 8th March - 9th April 2021 - Bookhere
Since 2017, twice a year James delivers a ten week Introduction to Scriptwriting course at Norwich Theatre Royal in which he teaches participants tools to help them write for stage, screen and radio as well as offering advice on how to start and sustain a career as a freelance writer.
With The Marina Theatre Lowestoft, James co-created the ACE funded Untold Tales Playwriting Festival in which James teaches primary school children across Suffolk how to write a short play. The strongest script submissions are then staged at The Marina Theatre. The project is now in its third successful year.
With Greshams School in Holt, James co-created The Greshams School Playwriting Festival in which James teaches writers representing each house in the school how to write a short play. The strongest submissions are then staged in Greshams's Auden Theatre. The festival is now in it's second successful year.
With INK Festival, James co-created and delivers the ACE funded Golden Age, a series of writing workshops in care homes across Suffolk in which participants are taught how to write about their lives in the hope the project abates memory loss and loneliness.
With Norwich Pride, James co-created a four week Playwriting With Pride Course in which James teaches queer writers tools and techniques to create queer characters, stories, theatrical forms and structures. The course was delivered at Norwich Theatre Royal.
With Revoluton Arts, during the COVID-19 lockdown, James delivered 12 week online playwriting and poetry writing Zoom classes for participants worldwide as well as a 6 week online screenwriting course.
James has delivered creative writing classes and courses for several other venues including UEA,The University Of Essex, West Suffolk College, Norfolk Library Service, The Dell Care Home Suffolk, Cambridge Junction, Luton Hat Factory and Leicester Curve.
Playwriting Tutorials for Marina Theatre Lowestoft
During the COVID19 lock-down, James created a series of short films for Marina Theatre Lowestoft in which he teaches tools and techniques to help viewers write a play in self-isolation. The series of short films are below.