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Picture This: How Can You Write and Adapt for Screen? Sponsored by ALCS

In our first event after the summer break we will be looking at the exciting and often lucrative world of writing and adapting for screen. We will be talking about adapting for film in general but our sponsors ALCS are also interested in highlighting a report commissioned by The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain and funded by ALCS that showed how women and people from diverse backgrounds often get overlooked in the film industry.

Jason Solomons (TV and radio presenter) will chair our panel and he’ll be joined by author and screenwriter, Emma Jane Unsworth, film director, Lucy Brydon, film producer, Mia Bays and scriptwriter Shai Hussain.

Not only will attendees have the opportunity to learn about writing for screen they will also have the chance to network with film folk, authors, agents and publishers before and after the discussion.

This event will be at a private venue in Covent Garden. We will tell you the location of the event closer to the date and once you have registered.

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Fact or fiction: Why the divide?

A talk from Anna Faherty at The Galley Club explores the subject with us. BOOK HERE for this event
Fiction or non-fiction? It’s the first decision we make when we enter a bookshop and it defines many of our reading identities. But why, in an age of ‘curation’, does everyone cling to this divide? At best, it helps us know what we’re getting. At worst, it hinders book discovery.

Anna’s talk will challenge how publishers and booksellers develop, label and present stories of all kinds, both on and offline. She’ll be blurring the lines between fiction and non-fiction, shaking up bookshop tables and sharing her passion for ‘generous browsing’. Expect an evening of diverse and provocative ponderings, from Netflix algorithms to the power of story and the right way to do curation.
Anna Faherty is an award-winning researcher, writer and teacher who has worked in publishing for over 25 years. Anna now collaborates with publishers and museums on an eclectic range of print, exhibition and digital projects. She teaches on publishing and writing courses at City University, Kingston University, Oxford Brookes University, University of the Arts and UCL. Her book States of Mind is a genre-busting anthology of science, philosophy, fiction and art published by Wellcome Collection.
Anna tweets as @mafunyane

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Is Everyone Now a Publisher?

Our friends at Kingston University are organising an important one day course, aimed primarily for Authors – but relevant to everyone – on Saturday, 28th March 2015. With the publishing landscape is awash with change, publishers are buying less and more cautiously and self-publishing is now an established and effective option for managing the route from […]

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