Storytelling for Creatives with David Quantick

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Tue 13 Sep at 7pm

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Presented by Samuel French Events

As a journalist, screenwriter and novelist, David Quantick has spent a career telling stories. More recently, in his books How to Write Everything and How to be a Writer he’s been thinking about how and why we we write, and what makes great writers tick.

In this talk designed for aspiring writers as well as actors, directors and other creatives, David will examine the art of storytelling and the power of words. He’ll discuss both the theory and the practice, from big ideas to the practicalities of finding inspiration, forming effective methods and habits, and staying sane as a creative person.

The talk will be followed by a Q&A where you’ll get your chance to ask David questions.

About David Quantick

David Quantick really has written everything. As a television writer, he has written for The Thick Of It, The Day Today, Brass Eye, TV Burp and many other shows. He is also an award-winning writer on HBO’s Veep and wrote the critically-praised Sky Arts Playhouse, Snodgrass. As a radio writer, he created Radio 4’s One and Radio 2’s The Blagger’s Guide. His novel Sparks was described as “excellent” by Neil Gaiman and his graphic series Louis Wain (created with Savage Pencil) was published in Alan Moore’s Dodgem Logic. As well as a series of music books and the official biography of Eddie Izzard, David wrote the Sunday Times best-seller Grumpy Old Men and has written for over 50 magazines and newspapers, from The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph to NME and Q. With Jane Bussmann, he created the world’s first internet sitcom, The Junkies, and he is also the writer of several short films, including the highly-acclaimed Lot 13. How To Write Everything is his first book about writing and How to Be a Writer is it’s follow-up, focused on good writing habits and real writing work. His novel The Mule is out now.

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