Packard to run writer’s workshop

I SEE Belconnen Arts Centre  has “Underbelly” and “Beyond” writer, Canberra’s  Felicity Packard, holding a public seminar introducing participants to the realities of writing drama for television in Australia.

Felicity Packard

Packard, now a lecturer in the Creative Writing program at the University of Canberra, worked as a freelance scriptwriter and editor for over fifteen years.

She was one of the three writers behind “Underbelly,” the 13 part mini-series dramatising the Melbourne gangland war. In May 2008, it  received the Henry Lawson Literary Festival award for “Best TV Drama”.

In the seminar, she will discuss how story departments, networks and independent producers operate and how to tackle the role of the writer in a variety of TV drama modes as well as giving some tips on how to get original TV drama ideas past the inbox.

“Writing for TV – From Home & Away to Underbellyand Beyond,” with Felicity Packard, 6pm to 7.30pm, at Belconnen Arts Centre, Wed, November 14, bookings to

Cost: Adults: $15 Concession $10

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