01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

WORKSHOP: The Symmetry of Story with Michael Stewart

£5.00£12.00

Date: 30 March at 11am

Venue: OA7/27 Oastler Building, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate HD1 3DH

Whether you are a novelist or a script writer, structure is key.

This workshop will look at narrative structure that can be applied to any full-length writing. It will examine inciting incidents, turning points, mid-points and climaxes. It will explore the difference between 3-Act and 5-Act structure and examine how all narrative art yearns to achieve symmetry.

Using a range of materials across history, genre and media, such as The Godfather, Macbeth and Room, it will offer a practical approach to form and content.

Age guidance: 16+

For venue Access Guide, please click here: AccessAble

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Event Details

Date: March 30, 2019

Start time: 11:00 a.m.

End time: 01:00 p.m.

Venue: OA7/27 Oastler Building, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate HD1 3DH

Phone: 01484951108

Email: info@huddlitfest.org.uk

Description

Whether you are a novelist or a script writer, structure is key. This workshop will look at narrative structure that can be applied to any full-length writing. It will examine inciting incidents, turning points, mid-points and climaxes. It will explore the difference between 3-Act and 5-Act structure and examine how all narrative art yearns to achieve symmetry.

Using a range of materials across history, genre and media, such as The Godfather, Macbeth and Room, it will offer a practical approach to form and content.

Michael Stewart’s debut novel, King Crow, was published in January 2011 by Bluemoose Books. It is the winner of the Guardian’s Not-the-Booker Award and has been selected as a recommended read for World Book Night. Other books include Couples, (poetry) described by Ian McMillan as ‘inspired’ and ‘ingenious’; Café Assassin (novel) and a short story collection, Mr Jolly. His latest novel, Ill Will: The Untold Story of Heathcliff, is published by HarperCollins. It has been published in hardback and paperback and optioned by Kudos Films.

He is also the creator of the Brontë Stones project, four monumental stones situated in the landscape between the birthplace and the parsonage, inscribed with poems by Kate Bush, Carol Ann Duffy, Jeannette Winterson and Jackie Kay.

His short fiction has been published widely in magazines and anthologies, including: Tears in the Fence, Brand Literary Magazine, Riptide and The Reader magazine. He has written for TV, stage and radio, and is the winner of the BBC Alfred Bradley Bursary Award, and the BBC Short Range film completion. His BBC Radio 4 drama Excluded was shortlisted for the Imison Award.

Find out more about him here: www.michael-stewart.org.uk or find him on Twitter @headspam

Age guidance: 16+

For venue Access Guide, please click here: AccessAble

Additional information

Date

30 March 2019

Venue

Oastler Building, University of Huddersfield, HD1 3DH, Room OA7/27

Time

11am – 1pm

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