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How can writers respond to and help with recent London and world events?

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In this panel discussion, leading London writers will discuss how writers can respond to and help with recent events in London and in the world.


This year's London Writers' Week is dedicated to helping the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, with 100% of profits from the week going to help the victims.


This session will look at the power of language to change, challenge and question and will discuss what ar the different ways writers can help.


The session will be chaired by Australian Academy Award nominee David Evan Giles, whose films include "Paradise Road" which launched the career of Oscar winning actress Cate Blanchett.


This discussion is for you if…


  • You'd like to talk more about how we help with recent tragic events in London


  • You'd like to explore the role writers can play in responding to and helping with crisis


  • You would like to listen to leading London writers speak on this subject


Artist profile


David Evan Giles’s professional focus has been on writing in many forms, incuding Feature Films and Television Series. Turning to directing, David wrote and directed the award-winning short film, Waiting For The Turning of the Earth. The film stars Barry Otto (Bliss, and all of Baz Luhrmann’s Australian films – Strictly Ballroom, Moulin Rouge, Australia and The Great Gatsby) and Anne Louise Lambert (The Draughtsman’s Contract and most unforgettably Picnic At Hanging Rock). For the script of this film, David received a nomination for an Australian Academy Award (AACTA).

David also co-wrote and co-produced Paradise Road (Fox Searchlight), raising a major proportion of the finance for what was then the largest budget in Australian film history ($26m). Paradise Road starred Oscar nominees Glenn Close and Pauline Collins and Oscar winner Frances McDormand. The film also launched Oscar-Winner Cate Blanchett’s feature film career.

David also co-wrote and produced the feature film, Under The Lighthouse Dancing, starring award-winning actors, Naomi Watts, Jack Thompson and Jacqueline Mackenzie.

David teaches screenwriting and is also an accomplished acting coach who has worked with actors in the UK, Spain, Singapore, Canada and Australia.


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Date: Friday July 6th 017

Times: 4pm – 5pm
Location: The Tabernacle, 34 - 35 Powis Square, London, W11 2AY
Price: £10 (or included in the Festival Pass or Day Pass)


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