Creative Minds at Birmingham: Simon Stephens

Arts Building - Main Lecture Theatre - 1st Floor (R16 on campus map)
Arts and Law, Lectures Talks and Workshops
Thursday 19th June 2014 (17:15-18:30)
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‘Creative Minds at Birmingham’, the School of EDACS Writers & Artists Distinguished Speaker Series, continues on June 19 when award-winning playwright, Simon Stephens,will read from and discuss his work.

Simon Stephens is one of the most prolific contemporary writers in the UK.  He won an Olivier Award for his acclaimed adaptation of Mark Haddon's novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night, and his play Port. His writing is characterised as part of the ‘in-yer-face’ generation and is widely performed not only in the UK but also throughout Europe, with several of his plays being premiered abroad.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet Simon following this talk during a complimentary drinks reception.

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'It was wonderful tohear Michael Longley read and talk about his poems. I feel very lucky to havebeen able to be there’ – attendee at Michael Longley’s talk

'To sit and listen toone of the best ever short story writers read his own work and then discuss itwas fabulous!’ – attendee at Bernard MacLaverty’s talk

‘…a wonderful writerand poet AND person!! I am so grateful to you to have been able to see her inthe flesh thank you!!!’ – attendee at Kathleen Jamie’s talk