Testimonials

 
 


“A proper legend!”


Year 8 students, Penryn College


“Stuart has given our learners valuable advice, and helped them develop their writing and critical analysis skills by sharing his professional expertise and techniques which they will be able to apply to their studies. We are really privileged to have such an established writer present to our students.” 

Sonia Mclean, Modern Foreign Languages Lecturer, Cornwall College

"We invited Stuart along to be a guest speaker at our short film competition, which was attended by staff and students from local colleges. We found Stuart to be a very engaging and interesting speaker, who uses his impressive personal experiences and anecdotes to bring his stories to life, along with humour and modesty . His speech was both motivating and factual and proved to be really interesting to everyone who attended, so much so that many of the college staff made requests for him to come along and speak at the event again the next year!!"


Angie Randall, ‘Show Us Your Shorts’, Southampton Solent University


“Stuart gave a guest lecture to my screenwriting students and held them spellbound for two hours. His talk was inspiring and entertaining and provided much practical information. The feedback from students and staff who attended was all positive. Subsequently Stuart has been guest speaker two years running at the Show us Your Shorts video competition awards night and again been entertaining and inspirational. I would recommend Stuart as a lecturer or guest lecturer on writing for TV.”


Jonathan Plummer, Head of Production, Solent Productions

“ I knew when I asked Stuart to come and talk to my students at Liverpool John Moores they were in for a treat.  His track record spoke for itself – a key player on the big, sustaining series of Casualty, EastEnders, The Bill, Holby City, Heartbeat  … too many to list here - if anyone knew how to craft an episode of primetime television, Stuart Morris certainly did!  He’d also been responsible for the launch of an entirely new soap on television …as well as devising and developing new drama series, writing films and Radio plays.  Such a wealth of continuing experience, talent and know-how!

 

…  Stuart’s enthusiasm was infectious from the minute he entered the lecture theatre – demonstrating the first essential of a professional drama series writer …  total passion and utter commitment to the job of entertaining large, critical audiences.  Working through a broadcast episode of Peak Practice he’d written, showing us exactly how it was done from concept to script to screen , Stuart’s workshop was gold … and the students got that! “


Di Culverhouse, Lecturer Script Editing MA and Screenwriting MA, Liverpool John Moores University,  and TAPS Script Executive


Hi Stuart.


I just wanted to thank you and say how much I enjoyed the creative writing course. It was brilliant, and so enjoyable. 


I have had my first article accepted, and they want more. I am also well on the way to finishing my book. I now feel that I can truly describe myself as a writer. 


Please feel free to use this as a testimonial. I shall certainly recommend your courses to my friends.


Best regards,

John Bain

Author ‘Elbows Off the Table’

Mrs Andrea Hill

Deputy Head

Westergate Community School

www.westergate.w-sussex.sch.uk

“Scriptwriter Stuart Morris visited Westergate Community School in both 2010 and 2011 to deliver workshops to our students as part of our annual Arts Festival.


In 2010, Stuart ran an introductory workshop on the skills and process of developing a television drama. He ably demonstrated the techniques needed for successful creative writing to help our students learn the art of structuring a story by creating a setting, developing characters to interact within that setting and building to a conclusion.


We recognised how much the students had relished working with a professional scriptwriter and the knowledge they had gained from the experience, so in 2011 we invited Stuart back to the school, this time to run an introductory workshop on Short Movie Script-writing .


We found Stuart to be professional and engaging, with an obvious passion and enthusiasm for writing that he was able to easily convey to our students. With a relaxed and humorous manner, he showed an obvious rapport with students of all ages. We would have no hesitation in recommending him to other secondary schools wishing to offer extra opportunities to complement their creative writing teaching.”