Royal Literary Fund Fellow
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Help is at hand!
Do you want to improve your style – or the structure of your work? Would you like help with organising or polishing a piece of writing? The Royal Literary Fund has funded an experienced writer to work at the School.
She will be available on Thursdays and Fridays to help students - and staff – with any writing issues they may want to discuss. The new Fellow, Rachel Bentham, writes in several genres, including poetry, prose and scriptwriting, and is internationally published.
Bring your work to her for a one-to-one consultation; just sign up for an appointment on her door: (0.50a). She’ll look at your work with you, discuss any problems you’re experiencing, and provide constructive advice. You can bring an assignment at any stage – even before it’s written.
Her favourite comment from a student: ‘in half an hour you’ve revolutionised my writing.’ Extravagant, but touching use of an active verb!
Rachel Bentham writes poetry, prose and scripts, including many dramas and docu-dramas for Radio 4. Her film script, Learning the Ropes, won the Picture This Prize for film-makers. In 2004 she won the US International Open Poetry Prize, and her short stories have been broadcast by the BBC as well as published in anthologies. Her first novel has been dramatised as a radio play, called Cast in Stone, broadcast in early 2006.