Trish Cooke and Nathan Bryon: Writing in Different Forms

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Have you got ideas for stage, screen and books? How do you find which idea works best for each medium? And how do you kickstart your writing career?

Trish Cooke (So Much, winner of the 1994 Kurt Maschler Award and the Nestle Smarties Book Prize) and Nathan Bryon (Sunday Times Best seller Look Up! and Bloods on Sky 1) have written everything from plays to television to children’s books and are here to share their best tips and exercises.

Join Trish and Nathan for this interactive workshop on how to write in different forms, which will take place online via Zoom.

Trish is currently the Writer in Residence at the Bush Theatre in London. She has written seventeen books for children including So Much, which won the 1994 Kurt Maschler Award and the Nestle Smarties Book Prize.

Nathan is an actor, writer and author. His picture book Look Up! is a Sunday Times Best seller and won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2020.

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Trish Cooke
Trish Cooke is currently the Writer in Residence at the Bush Theatre in London with previous writers’ residencies at the Liverpool Playhouse  (1989); Second Wave Young People’s Theatre at the Albany Empire  (1992) and BBC North (2002). She is currently the Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the University of Huddersfield and patron for Alive & Kicking Theatre Company. Trish writes for theatre, TV, film, radio and enjoys writing for both adults and children. 

Trish has written seventeen books for children including So Much, which won the 1994 Kurt Maschler Award and the Nestle Smarties Book Prize. It was Highly Commended for the 1995 Kate Greenaway Medal.  Her other books include: Full, Full, Full of Love, illustrated by Paul Howard; Catch! illustrated by Ken Wilson-Max, Look Back, illustrated by Caroline Binch, and Hey Crazy Riddle published by Frances Lincoln.

She is the author of the Puffin Classics edition of Tales from the Caribbean.

Trish was a presenter on the BBC’s children’s television programme Playdays. She also appeared on You and Me. She has acted in and written plays for theatre, radio, and television, both for children and adults. Her children’s television scriptwriting credits include The Tweenies and Mags and Mo and she has participated in the BBC Children’s Drama New Writing Initiative.

Nathan Bryon
Nathan Bryon is an Actor / Writer / Author. His picture book LOOK UP! is a Sunday Times Best seller and won the Waterstones Childrens Book Prize 2020, Nathan has co-created and written BLOODS for Sky 1 which has just wrapped filming. He is best known to viewers for his role as regular character Jamie in Some Girls and Benidorm's sunniest holiday maker, Joey Ellis. Nathan's latest play Dexter and Winters Detective Agency toured in the Paines Plough roundabout for 6 months and has been published by Nick Hern books.

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