Friday, 15 April 2016

Cleckheaton Literature Festival 2016 - Thursday 28 April

The second week of the literature starts with a packed programme of events, including a free creative writing workshop:

Thursday 28 April 2016 at Cleckheaton Literature Festival
10-12    Steve Moore Workshop – Structure and Introduction to stories: principal cast
Stephen Michael Moore from Click Imagination will present a workshop on understanding story structure and how the principal characters work together to take the reader on an emotional roller-coaster.

Stephen Michael Moore is a Skillset Shortlisted Screenwriter who has pursued his creative passion for well over thirty years. He has a Master of Arts in Screenwriting from The Northern Film School and was mentored by eminent script editor Kate Lees (Four Wedding’s And A Funeral, Trainspotting, Leaving Las Vegas). As a writer and consultant he established Click Imagination through which he has worked on numerous projects for TV, Radio and Film.
 
1-3.00              FREE Creative Writing workshop with Threshold Theatre

To accompany the performance of Threshold: Songs, Stories and Hospitality by Schwa, Peter Spafford writer and composer will be hosting an afternoon writing workshop.
The workshop invites you to share your stories about hospitality: offering it and receiving it.

·         Has anyone ever invited you in when you have been in need?

·         When you hear that unexpected knock on the door, do you open it wide or hide behind it?

·         What kind of host are you? What sort of guest are you? What adventures lie beyond opening your door to a stranger?

 
Write a poem, story, scene, song lyric. Learn to tell your story to an audience.

Participants in the workshop will be offered the chance to perform their work in the evening’s performance of Threshold.

1-3                   Jason Hewitt author talk Devastation Road

Jason will be discussing his work and its comparisons to today’s on-going refugee crisis with local author, Steve Moore; as well as the role of historical fiction and how novelists collect, collate and use their research to bring the past to life.
 
Jason Hewitt proudly returns to Cleckheaton this year with the follow-up to his widely acclaimed debut, (The Dynamite Room). Set in May 1945, Devastation Road tells the story of Owen, a man who wakes up in a field suffering from amnesia and attempts to make his way home through the war-torn wastelands of Europe. Recently long-listed for the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, it is a deeply compelling and poignant story that, like the novels of Pat Barker or Sebastian Faulks' Birdsong, evokes the tragedy of war.

 4-6                   Steve Moore author talk The Washington Adventure
Stephen will talk about the journey of writing and publishing his debut historical comedy, The Washington Adventure. The Washington Adventure was a Gold Medal winner on Harper Collins’ international book platform, Authonomy, reaching No.1 in late 2013. By the time it reached the coveted ‘editor’s desk’ it was the highest rated comedy on the site and amongst the highest rated books of all time. In an interview with author Jason Hewitt, Stephen will present a candid view of the pros and cons of independent vs mainstream publishing. 

 
Stephen Michael Moore is a Skillset Shortlisted Screenwriter who has pursued his creative passion for well over thirty years. He has a Master of Arts in Screenwriting from The Northern Film School and was mentored by eminent script editor Kate Lees (Four Wedding’s And A Funeral, Trainspotting, Leaving Las Vegas). As a writer and consultant he established Click Imagination through which he has worked on numerous projects for TV, Radio and Film.
 7-9                   Threshold Theatre performance Cleckheaton Library £5

 


Come on in and stay a while. Take off your coat and warm yourself by the fire. There are stories to tell, songs to sing. A warm bed, a cup of tea and the comfort of strangers. Step over the threshold.
Join musicians Peter Spafford, Richard Ormrod and Jacqui Wicks for an evening of song and storytelling on the theme of hospitality, a journey from Homer to The Premier Inn.

For Tickets and information on all our other great events: www.ticketsource.co.uk/cleckheatonliteraturefestival

For reviews of last years events, official blog and feedback, see our new Website: www.clecklitfest.co.uk

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