Well, that’s my hotel booked for the Screenwriters’ Festival.
Apparently it’s like Glastonbury. Only without the drugs or the music, and with added writing and decent toilets.
OK, not much like Glastonbury at all then.
Instead, it’s four days of hanging out with other people in the industry, going to lectures, talking to writers and producers and directors, shooting the shit, and solving the problems of the world.
Not necessarily all at the same time. But probably.
I’m going for all four days, which is quite expensive at 364 quid, but I think it’ll be worth it. Also, as a writer, it’s a business expense. See? That’s a hundred quid saved in tax right there.
If you want to go but can’t afford it, you might want to consider the following options:
- Just go for the two days that are most relevant.
- Try and get funding from your local screen agency (PDF) for some or all of the entry cost.
- Volunteer to be a runner at the festival.
- Rather than spending a big chunk of change on a hotel, go camping. There’s a campsite within walking distance, according to the festival website.
Me, I’m splurging on the Travelodge. Hope to see you there!