Writing the Space: Site-Responsive Creative Writing

A one-day intensive workshop by one of the leading contemporary British playwrights!
Instructor: Mark Ravenhill

How can we use our response to a specific place—a private or public space—to generate material for new fictions for the stage, screen, or novel?  In this practical workshop, we will work on developing a range of skills: observing the space about us with clarity, exploring its real and imagined histories and potential futures, and using these to unlock new images, characters, and narratives.

The workshop will be structured around a series of writing exercises in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere with plenty of time for feedback and discussion. Writers of any experience level are welcome. For the inexperienced writer, the exercises will open up an opportunity to write your first piece. Writers with more experience will encounter new approaches to further stimulate your work.

The workshop will be led by British playwright Mark Ravenhill. Since his debut at the Royal Court Theatre with Shopping and Fucking in 1996, Mark has become one of the most widely performed playwrights in contemporary British theatre, with his plays translated and produced across the world.

Also check out New Plays on the London Stage: A Conversation with Mark Ravenhill, a free and public PICT Honorary Lecture in which Mark will answer questions about developments on the London stage over the course of his career.

Maximum enrollment: 10


Sunday, 10:00-17:00
08 October 2023
7 hours (including a lunch break)


75016, Paris

All PICT courses are held in person. Participants will be contacted by the course instructor with all relevant details (readings if any, exact address, etc.) via email during the week leading up to the course.

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