StoryTalks: Stay At Home Season

Billing: Hosted by Polarbear with Kevin Brooks and Jenny Valentine

Tue 02 Jun – Tue 09 Jun
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: Young Adult Fiction (archive recording) from Tuesday 2 June at 8pm UK time until Tuesday 9 June at 8pm.

Best-selling young adult author and winner of the Carnegie Medal, Kevin Brooks, (Martyn Pig, The Bunker Diary) is joined by winner of the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, Jenny Valentine (Finding Violet Park – Harper Collins).

In this intimate conversation with Polarbear, they will reveal their personal writing processes and the journey behind telling internationally best-selling stories for young adult audiences

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.