Fantastic Stories and Where to Find Them - A Masterclass with Writer in Residence Oliver Emanuel

16th March - 16th March 2019



10am

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 which includes lunch and tea / coffee.  Book online, call Reception on 01244 532350 or email enquiries@gladlib.org


Please note that tickets for this event are e-tickets. Book online and have your ticket emailed directly to you – then save the environment by bringing along your e-ticket on your phone or tablet and have it scanned as you enter the event. If you would prefer to print your ticket, black and white is fine.

A print and collect service is available to those without access to email facilities for a small charge to cover our admin costs. Call 01244 532350 or email enquiries@gladlib.org for more information. Printed tickets will be available to collect from Reception before the event.