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Talk, Sat 16 Mar 2019, £8

Fantastic Stories and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Stories and Where to Find Them

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Join internationally award-winning playwright Oliver Emanuel for a day masterclass filled with practical writing exercises intercut with discussions on why we tell stories – and what makes a good one. The class will examine ‘idea’ as an object, as well as how to shape that object into a story, character, setting and genre, and who the story is for. By the end of the day everyone will leave with new techniques, knowledge of new crafts, 10 pages of a new work and a plan to take that work forward. Aimed at beginners as well as emerging playwrights, everyone is welcome. This is a rare opportunity at Gladstone’s Library and is not to be missed!

Oliver Emanuel is an internationally award-winning playwright based in Scotland. He has written over 30 plays for both stage and radio, and is also Reader in Playwriting at the University of St Andrews and an Associate Playwright at the Playwright Studio Scotland. Oliver is currently working on the third instalment of ‘The 306: Trilogy’ and new work for BBC Radio 4.

The Truth About Hawaii won Best Audio Drama at the ISNTD Festival 2018. Flight won a Herald Angel at the Edinburgh International Festival 2017; and has recently completed a three-month New York Times Critic’s Pick run at the McKittrick Hotel, New York. Oliver was a lead writer on 'Emile Zola: Blood, Sex & Money' for BBC Radio 4 which won Best Adaptation at the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2017. His English language version of Jan Sobrie’s Titus won The People’s Choice Victor Award at IPAY 2015. Dragon was the first play for young people to be performed at the Edinburgh International Festival and won Best Show for Children at the UK Theatre Awards in 2014.

Tickets are priced at £35.00 which includes lunch and tea/coffee. Book online, call Reception on 01244 532350 or email enquiries@gladlib.org.

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 16 Mar 2019 10:00

Prices

Tickets: £8.00.

Address

Church Lane,
Hawarden,
DEESIDE,
Flintshire,
CH5 3DF

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SJ 314659  Lat: 53.18576 Long: -3.02804

Gladstone's Library is easily accessible by road and rail, just fifteen minutes drive from the M56 and six miles from Chester where there are regular train connections to London and other UK cities. Both Liverpool and Manchester airports are within easy reach.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 6 miles from Chester station

Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality