Interactive workshops

The Writing Studio will present interactive workshops for aspirant screenwriters, playwrights and creative writers at The Waterfront Theatre School in Port Road, Cape Town

Creative Writing

If you find it difficult to start writing, not sure what medium to write for, or what to write, the motivational and inspirational introspective The Write Voice creative writing workshop will empower you with the write skills. It takes place on Wednesday evenings from 6pm until 9pm on November 11, 18, 25 and December 5 and a short story written during the workshop will be read on Saturday, December 5 from 12 noon.The Write Voice inspires you to get in touch with your creative self. The Write Voice is ideal for anyone who needs a jump start and take that step forward in writing creatively.


A pro-active The Drama Of Writing A Play workshop will take place on November 30 and December 1, 3 and 4 from 6pm until 9pm and a scene written during the workshop will be performed on Sunday, December 6 from 12noon.

This workshop gives aspirant scribes an opportunity of step outside the box and take on the role of director, or even actor, and turn words into action. This unique workshop for aspirant dramatists is ideal for storytellers with a vivid imagination who would like to explore the magic of live theatre and the transformational impact it has on society and community.


Our next workshop for screenwriters will take place on Sunday afternoons from 2 till 5pm on January 10, 17, 21 and 28 at The Waterfront Theatre School, Port Rd, Cape Town City Centre.

The practical workshop is ideal for aspirant screenwriters who would like to sharpen their storytelling skills. This unique workshop explores the fine art of writing visual narrative, mastering the skill of plotting and structure, and developing and exploring ideas and characters. It’s a journey into the world of story, empowering storytellers…

Your writing coach and mentor

Your coach is Daniel Dercksen, the driving force behind the successful independent training initiative The Writing Studio, who is a published film and theatre journalist for 30 years and has been teaching workshops in creative writing, playwriting and screenwriting throughout South Africa the past 19 years.

Visit www.writingstudio.co.za for more information or  contact us for the agenda and registration details.