Friday 15 August 2014

Jazzwise seeks aspiring jazz writers

Applications are now being accepted for the 12th Write Stuff scheme run by Jazzwise and Serious. A series of workshops will take place at Southbank during the London Jazz Festival (November 14-23rd) which give jazz writers free mentorship with established journalists and a chance to attend a number of concerts during the festival.

From the Jazzwise website...

The Write Stuff will include sessions on feature writing and live reviews by Jazzwise writer and broadcaster Kevin Le Gendre; an insight into the history and development of the UK jazz and music press with Jazzwise editor and publisher Jon Newey; online journalism with Jazzwise’s deputy editor Mike Flynn and input from other writers and jazz industry figures. 

Several Write Stuff participants have gone on to have pieces published in The Guardian, The Wire and Jazzwise as well as work within the wider jazz and broadcasting industry. This year’s participants will have their work posted on both the Jazzwise and festival’s websites and one review considered to be of particular merit will be published in a subsequent edition of Jazzwise.

Those interested in taking place should submit a 300 word review of a concert you recently attended along with a CV and contact details to with The Write Stuff as the subject of the email by September 1st.

Participants must be 18 or over and be available to attend sessions in London between 14th and 23rd November. 

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