Playwrights' Competition Calendar


Spring has Sprung

Filed under: New Competitions — Gina @ 09:39

Hello lovely writery peoples and how the devil are you all? Very well and productive I hope. I’m just dropping by to let you all know I am still here and keeping my calendar up to date even if I’m being a little quiet myself.

It’s been a funny old Spring with lots of family stuff going on, some of it quite tricky, but they do say that the first year’s the worst so if it’s not more sorted by the summer I’m going to be mightily pissed off and then I really will write that play about last Christmas!

My ‘Contact Me’ link seems to be working well so thank you everyone who’s been sending me stuff to put in the calendar, and don’t forget I need a closing date. I also get lovely messages from lovely people sending lovely wishes which are always very much appreciated. I started this calendar for myself because I have such a shocking memeory, and I’m so pleased you all find it useful too.

Now, it seems I’ve also got a bit of a confession to make – I’ve been accused of going over to the dark side so, here goes…

I’m really really sorry but I’m writing another children’s book!

I know, I know, but I really didn’t mean for this to happen, I was just thinking about plays and theatres and stuff when this idea came along and it looked quite nice so I didn’t think it would hurt anybody if I just thought about it for a bit – I could stop whenever I wanted, but then one thing lead to another and now… Well, it’s been going on for forty five pages and I’m sorry, but I don’t think I could stop even if I wanted to. I am still keeping full custody of my calendar and my plays and I’m making sure they don’t miss out on anything so I’ve got a couple of radio plays up for the Backwell Playhouse, and I promise they’ll be in for the important stuff like The Bruntwood and the drama slot at the BBC Writersroom but for now… well, I just hope that if you can’t forgive you can at least understand.

Anyway, until the next time, happy writing to you all. XXX


  1. Hi Gina

    Be great if you can mention this on the site.



    As part of First Draft initiative (see competitions) we are offering the following:

    First Draft writers development programme
    Sixteenfeet productions are hosting a trio of free workshops for playwrights as part of the Lambeth Readers and Writers Festival.
    From Page to Stage follows the different phases of a playwright’s creative life, from the first word to the first rehearsal.

    From Page to Stage

    Comment by Caroline Funnell — 17/04/2015 @ 10:14 | Reply

    • They look great! I’ve put then on the May page. X

      Comment by Gina — 20/04/2015 @ 14:32 | Reply

  2. Gina – thanks for continuing to do this calendar. All the best with the children’s book!

    Comment by Georgina — 17/04/2015 @ 11:16 | Reply

    • My pleasure and many thanks. X

      Comment by Gina — 20/04/2015 @ 14:19 | Reply

  3. I say, go where the muse takes you! Can’t wait to read it!

    Comment by Kathy Rucker — 17/04/2015 @ 17:12 | Reply

    • You’re top of the list. X

      Comment by Gina — 20/04/2015 @ 14:19 | Reply

  4. Gina, children’s books are not to be sniffed at, I admire you for writing them. Hey, I’ve also sent a radio play to Backwell, about a south Bristol guy leaving prison and the effect this event has on his family. Jim MacVeigh

    Comment by Jim MacVeigh — 19/04/2015 @ 18:36 | Reply

    • Thanks for kind comment, and today I’ll say good luck with your play. However, if you get in and I don’t, I might change my greeting. X

      Comment by Gina — 20/04/2015 @ 14:21 | Reply

  5. Hey! As a sincere matter of interest, what has happened to you? Where be you?

    Comment by Milo Bell — 03/02/2016 @ 09:32 | Reply

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