How to write for radio
Date: Saturday 11th June 2022
Venue: The Den at Dragon Hotel
Time: 12.30 – 1.30pm
Writing for the radio is a unique skill. In many ways, it can be challenging to draw convincing pictures in voice only. But it can also be incredibly liberating, allowing writers to tackle subjects and imagine worlds from the confines of a simple studio.
Join author, producer and former Radio 4 commissioner, Sioned Wiliam, and Sony Award-winning Myfanwy Alexander, as they share their tips for what makes a good listen. In a practical, hands-on workshop, they’ll explore the skills needed to draw those pictures and craft writing that’s tailor-made for a very singular medium.
Spaces are limited (15 people maximum), so grab your notebook or laptop and book your tickets now.
Myfanwy Alexander is the author of four novels following the adventures of Inspector Daf Dafis of Dyfed Powys Police. Best sellers in Welsh, two have been published in English. In 2020, Bloody Eisteddfod was adapted for radio and broadcast on Radio 4, Radio Cymru and Radio Wales. Myfanwy’s popular Radio Wales satire series, The LL Files, ran for 13 series and won her a Sony Comedy Award. She has contributed to many radio programmes on various stations, including Radio 4’s Pick of the Week, Round Britain Quiz and PM, and has also written for TV, including BBC Wales Teach Yourself to Be Welsh; the sketch show series Large, and the S4C film Tân a Thân.
Sioned Wiliam comes from Barry. She is the author of the novels, Dal i Fynd, Chwynnu and Cicio’r Bar and has a fourth book Y Gwyliau coming out this Autumn. Sioned began her television and radio career at the BBC, before becoming an independent producer. Her credits include Tonight with Jonathan Ross, Game On, Big Train and Yonderland. She also produced iDot and exec produced Rhestr Nadolig Wil for Boom/S4C. She has been nominated for a Bafta award three times and won a British Comedy Award and a Bronze Rose at Montreux for BIG TRAIN in 1999. She has also worked as a Commissioning Editor for ITV and BBC Radio 4.