SERVICES & BOOKING

07769138890 or marksbickerton@gmail.com

INFORMING. INCLUDING. INSPIRING.

“WHAT CAN BRANDS LEARN AND HOW CAN THEY GROW FROM STORYTELLING?”

A fun, participatory and inspiring one-day workshop exploring storytelling techniques and brainstorming methodology in selling a brand.

“WRITE UP”

Interactive and inspiring workshops to improve mental health and well-being through creative writing.

“THE ART OF STORYLINING”

A creative workshop exploring how serial dramas like Coronation Street and Emmerdale create stories to grip the nation. Workshop length – 1/2 day or 1 day.

“A STORY MASTERCLASS”

Interactive workshop on the storylining process with a follow-up exercise and feedback. (Mark’s workshops have discovered many new talents that have gone on to careers in television). Workshop length 1-2 days.

WRITING TUTORIALS

If you have a story to tell, I will help you tell it well.

“SOAP IN A WEEK”

In 2016 Mark was the pioneer of a unique project in collaboration with the University of Central Lancashire.  Under his mentorship, the students created, wrote, performed, produced and premiered a complete episode of their brand new soap opera, all in one week! The project gave the students the opportunity to work with professionals from all areas of television production, and under their guidance create a showcase for their talents.  Some of the students have had career opportunities in television as a result of the project.  It’s an achievement Mark is particularly proud of and passionate about, and one he plans to repeat.  Project length 1 week plus preliminary planning meetings.

“THE GENOCIDE OF RWANDA”

A talk and Q&A about Mark’s eighteen-month tenure as Soap Opera Consultant for the Well Women Media Project in Rwanda and the African Great Lakes Region. A fascinating insight into the cultural issues Mark faced and the dangers of working in a war-torn region, where he literally had a gun held to his head! 4 hours.

“STREET TO STREET”

An inspiring and motivational talk about how Mark, who once worked on “The Street”, became homeless then rebuilt his life. 2-3 hours.

“BLOG THE DOG”

An interactive talk about living with depression and how to blog about it, which is not as downbeat as it might sound! 2 hours.

“ANECDOTES FROM THE OFFGRID WRITER”

Anecdotal presentation and Q&A about Mark’s one-year project living alone on a campervan, travelling the UK and writing about the people he met. 3 hours.

07769138890 or email marksbickerton@gmail.com

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