StoryTalks: Stay At Home Season

Billing: Hosted by Polarbear with Inua Ellams and Kieran Hurley

Tue 19 May – Tue 26 May
13:00 – 13:00

StoryTalks: Stay At Home Season

Hear from the UK's storytelling experts and learn how they use creative writing techniques to produce award-winning content.

Watch StoryTalks: Stage, Screen & Page (archive recording) from Tuesday 19 May at 8pm UK time until Tuesday 26 May at 8pm.

Filmed as part of Exeter Literary Festival, two leading performance writers alongside Polarbear to talk through the process of writing for stage, screen or page.

Inua Ellams, a UK-based poet, playwright and performer who has written for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal National Theatre and the BBC (Barbershop Chronicles) and Kieran Hurley, a writer, performer and theatre maker and winner of the Edinburgh Fringe Fest Award (Beats), are both leaders in their field and will be sharing their insights in telling stories across all forms.

StoryTalks: Stay At Home Season

Our physical libraries may be closed but we have archive live events that we will be sharing with you to watch from the comfort of your own home.

From Glastonbury, BBC Radio 1 and the Royal Shakespeare Company, in the StoryTalks season of exclusive work, Steven Camden (Polarbear), one of the most respected spoken word artists and authors in the UK and internationally, hosts this full programme.

Filmed last year at our Exeter Library, these discussions give you a chance to learn more about using creative writing techniques to produce award-winning content.

StoryTalks is programmed as part of Evolve, a new and imaginative programme of events and artworks within Devon’s Libraries delivered by Libraries Unlimited in partnership with artists and communities and funded by Arts Council England.

This original season was livestreamed across the country as part of the British Library’s Living Knowledge Network (of which Exeter Library is a member), and StoryTalks: Stage, Screen and Page event was livestreamed directly into the British Library.

You will be able to watch the StoryTalks Stay At Home Season via YouTube for free for one week. Subscribe to our YouTube channel.

If you are enjoying StoryTalks and the live events our library staff have produced during lockdown, please consider donating.