Teaching

Having taught screenwriting and creative writing courses and masterclasses since the mid 90s, Lindsay is available to give writing workshops in schools, libraries, third level institutions and at festivals on screenwriting, character creation, series development, visual storytelling, breaking writer’s block, spinning stories and plenty more. She regularly reviews for Children’s Books Ireland and has written numerous articles on writing for online magazine and blogs. Contact her at ljsedgwick@lindsayjsedgwick.com for rates and course pitches. 

TEACHING CREDITS

  • Script and creative consultant, tutor and guest lecturer, speaker on a range of writing, animation and screenwriting subjects throughout Ireland. Also mentor and consultant on a range of projects with freelance writers and creators.
  • Screenwriting masterclasses at Cúirt, the International Festival of Literature in Galway, 2017
  • Screenwriter-in-Residence at Maynooth University and Kildare County Council Arts & Library Services 2016-7.
  • Visual Storytelling: 3 x 1.5 hour courses in Kildare libraries, 2017
  • Limerick College of Art and Design, 2016. One day masterclass on creating and writing animation and short films.
  • Animation workshops for Colaiste Dhulaigh and Ballyfermot College of Further Education
  • Dundalk Institute of Technology, 2017.  Provided screenwriting webinar workshops as part of their Higher Diploma (Science) in 3D Computer Animation (2017)
  • Genedendhal Film School (South Africa, 1998). Designed and delivered the Screenwriting Module.
  • UCC, 2015. Designed and ran writing masterclass on interactive narrative fiction for  MA Fiction degree.
  • UCD: Designed and run screenwriting and other courses (Mass Communication theory, Dramatic Communication, Creative Writing) for UCD, 1995-2006.
  • Scriptwriting Tutor across Broadcast Media, Media Production and Media courses, Liberties College, Dublin (2004/ 2005).
  • E-rom company: Designed and ran a two-day workshop  on character development and dialogue, to be rolled out then by staff.
  • Filmbase, 2000-to date. Designed and run an Introduction to Screenwriting course as well as the screenwriting module on the nine-week course.  .
  • Run the Screenwriting course for Years 1-3 in Liberties College, 2005-6
  • Screenwriting masterclases at writing festivals in Rathmines and Waterford.
  • Jury member for the Irish Film & Television Academy 2015, 2016
  • Moderated key sessions at the Digital Biscuit conference run by the Screen Director’s Guild of Ireland, 2013, 2015 and for the Irish Film & Television Academy (2017).
  • IFI: Panel member (animation) twice.
  • Script reader and consultant and reader for Filmbase, BBC NI, Irish Film Board, individual writers and private production companies.
  • Script reader for BBC NI and Irish Film Board and Filmbase.
  • Lecturer, Mass Communication Theory, PR Institute of Ireland, UCD (1996/7).
  • Internship, Asst Script Editor, Granada Television, Children’s Drama Dept (1998).
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