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So. Tell me. Why should I join Script Yorkshire?
Writing can be a lonely business. We don't just help you sharpen your writing skills and keep you up to date with the latest industry news. Membership means you can socialise and network with your peers... as well as other lovely people whose job it is to help you tell your stories and find an audience.
Okay. Sounds good.
It is! And did we mention SYchat? It's our online group where you can message fellow members about all things writing. Oh yes, nearly forgot to say... there's also the fact our members quite often go on to win awards.
Cool! Does it matter what level I'm at, though?
Nope. You do have to be over the age of eighteen. But apart from that, we welcome everyone from beginners developing their craft to award-winning radio and TV writers.
And do I actually have to live in Yorkshire?
Not necessarily. Although it does help if you want to come to our events! They're mostly held in Leeds because it's central. Let's just put it this way: whether you're Yorkshire born and bred, or you made the smart decision to move here and ended up staying, Script Yorkshire is for you.
One more thing... do I have to be a writer?
Again, not necessarily. Membership is open to writers, those who work with writers and those who work with text in performance in a variety of ways.
How much does it cost to join?
Our annual membership fee is £40 if you're working and £20 if you're unwaged.
Bargainous! Count me in. How do I sign up?
Just follow the two steps below and our membership secretary will be in touch to welcome you aboard. Bear in mind she's a volunteer, though, so you might not get an instant response. Looking forward to meeting you!
Step 1: Read this
There are no rites of passage required to join Script Yorkshire. No blindfolds or weird rituals. You just have to be over the age of 18. And you have to read and agree to the following two short paragraphs about data protection.
Yes. We know it's boring. But needs must.
In applying for membership, you consent to Script Yorkshire holding your name, email address and area in which you live on the Script Yorkshire membership database until such time as you ask for your information to be removed, or until your membership expires and you do not renew within a period of two months.
You understand that Script Yorkshire needs this information for the purpose of allowing you to participate in SYchat (the Script Yorkshire members’ forum), sending you the monthly Newscript newsletter and keeping you informed about relevant scriptwriting activities and opportunities such as workshops, script submission call-outs, writing competitions and so on.
Step 2: Pay your membership subscription fee
1. By PayPal. Choose your subscription type below and click the yellow PayPal Subscribe button to be taken to our online payment page.
PLEASE NOTE: Membership is renewable annually on the date of your initial subscription. It will renew automatically unless you change this in your PayPal account.
2. By cheque. Download the application form, fill it in and post it to the address shown on the form, along with your cheque for the relevant subscription fee.