Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Why I do What I do (Part Two)

In my last update, I explained to you the reason why I have been promoting my book A Million Miles from Broadway in the way that I have as an independent publication I do not enjoy the support and resources of a major publisher or marketing team. This has been a labour of love, as well as a mission.

I would like to further explain some of my future hopes and ambitions.Beginning in September, I will be embarking on a Masters Degree in musical theatre at Goldsmiths University of London. This will help me in my work as a musical theatre writer, and will also enable me to teach at a university level. Once I have that, I would like to offer my services as a guest lecturer and workshop facilitator at the international level. I have already put out some feelers in places like Singapore to assist with local musical writers in the work-shopping of new shows.This is somewhat dependant on my being successful in my bid for funding for the course. I have applied for a couple of bursaries but cant finance it on my own. (Ill let you know what happens.)

You can help is by telling professionals in the field about this book.  I am trying to get it into as many libraries (and onto as many reading lists) as possible.

With gratitude for your understanding and (I hope) support,


Mel Atkey