With more time on our hands over the past few months, many people have picked up pens and have started writing short stories or plays. Good news – the 2020 Salisbury Fringe festival is going ahead in October (Sunday 4) and the deadlines for new writing are in August and September.

Creative writing

“There are three opportunities for writers.” Brian MacReamoinn, Salisbury Fringe, told New Valley News. “Come and be inspired by the Bourne Hill House Garden with Angie Street (experienced writing coach) who is running a free open-air (and socially distanced) workshop, Bourne to Write. There are individual gardens, sculptures, ancient trees, an 18th-century ice house, and much more to discover. Writers can then submit a 3-minute piece inspired by this hidden gem that could be performed online by 2 actors at the Fringe.

“We are also looking for mini-dramas which will be acted out and put online. Write a short play which is no longer than 10 minutes, and is for 1-3 actors. Or, for the very popular monologue contest, we are looking for something funny, moving, serious or challenging but no more than 2 minutes long.”

Closing date for the plays and monologues is midnight Sunday August 23. There are three “Bourne to Write” Writing Workshops on August 27
and 29.

To book for these and to enter the play and monologue events visit: salisburyfringe.wordpress.com