Mistressclass: Stage and Screen Adaptation

Event details

Tuesday 14th Jun 2022

Bedford Square Gardens, London

A writing workshop with bestselling authors Kate Mosse and Jojo Moyes, centring around stage and screen adaptation, with a journal included.

For the first time ever, multi-million international bestselling authors Kate Mosse and Jojo Moyes are pairing up to share tips and tricks from their hugely successful writing careers in this unmissable creative writing workshop delivered by the Women’s Prize for Fiction.

As well as penning multiple bestselling novels, Jojo Moyes is a highly acclaimed screenwriter, including transforming her runaway hits Me Before You and The Last Letter From Your Lover into major films. Kate Mosse, multiple bestselling novelist and non-fiction writer is fresh from staging her first play, an adaptation of her gothic novel The Taxidermist’s Daughter. In 2010, she was the Executive Producer on the miniseries of her novel Labyrinth. In this ‘Mistressclass’, the two friends will share their experiences of translating their work from page to stage and screen, delving into the unique creative challenges and opportunities of adaptation.

Looking at how adaptation has shaped their approach to writing, Kate and Jojo will use this as a springboard for offering practical tips and illuminating insights for aspiring writers – whether you’re a novelist, playwright, screenwriter – or yet to find out! You will be expertly guided through a range of interactive writing exercises and prompts with plenty of time to share your work.

The session will close with a Q&A, providing you with the opportunity to pose your questions to these two outstanding writers.


Date: Tuesday 14 June 2022
: 3pm GMT
Festival Location: Bedford Square Gardens, London
Price: £175

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