Online Writing Course

Chinonyerem Odimba, How to Write a Great Opening Scene

This session explores the things we need to think about when writing an opening scene for a play or story. How can your students start their story in the most exciting way possible for their reader and audience?

Chinonyerem Odimba is a writer, director and poet. Her work for theatre includes JOANNE AND AMONGST THE REEDS (Clean Break / The Yard) a modern retelling of TWIST  (Theatre Centre) and MEDEA (Bristol Old Vic). More recent commissions have seen her work produced at Hampstead Theatre, Kiln Theatre, Live Theatre, and Watermill Theatre and Vaults Festival. She is currently working on commissions with Paines Plough and BBC.

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