Why I Write: Film Premiere

Why I Write: Film Premiere
15 Jul 2021 at 07:00 pm
15 Jul 2021 at 08:30 pm
£10 (earlybird: SOLD OUT); £15 (standard); £12 BAW members; £5 Supported (for low-income writers)

The Literary Consultancy presents four specially commissioned short films featuring some of the UK’s most celebrated writers, telling their story of how they became writers; and how you can too.

‘Why I Write: Tales of Creativity and Resilience’ will be presented by The Literary Consultancy as a digital film premiere on the evening of July 15th 2021. Also featured will be a crowdsourced film featuring writers from all over the world, telling us why they write, and a special author Q&A. The ‘Why I Write’ films were commissioned by The Literary Consultancy and have been produced by Story Machine, as part of a year-long programme celebrating TLC’s 25th Anniversary.

The Why I Write films will feature:

Ashley Hickson-Lovence • Kit de Waal • Hanif Kureishi • Elle McNicoll

100% of the ‘Why I Write’ premiere ticket proceeds will go towards the creation of a  new TLC Associate Artist fund. The inaugural Associate Artistship will be awarded to a writer writing with creativity and imagination about the future. The callout for applications for the TLC Associate Artist will prioritise those without creative writing qualifications (e.g., BAs or MAs) in order to widen the field of opportunity to find exciting new voices in storytelling. One month following the premiere, all four films will be made freely available on the TLC website. We very much appreciate your attendance at the premiere in order to support the scheme, and to celebrate these unique films with us.

Photo credits for Kit de Waal: Justin David and Hanif Kureishi: Kier Kureishi.

Accessibility Note

This event will be streamed online. A stable internet connection is recommended. You will not be visible to other participants. A limited number of £5 ‘Supported’ tickets are available to those on low-income on a first come, first served basis. All of the films include subtitles. All ticket-holders will be sent an on demand link once the premiere has ended, which will allow watch-back access to the premiere. If you have an access requirement that is not covered by this Accessibility Note, please contact us directly.

Ticket Pricing 

Earlybird: £10 (SOLD OUT)
Standard: £15
Being A Writer: £12*
Supported: £5**
Standard + Donation: from £20***

*If you are a Being A Writer member, please select the ‘BAW member’ ticket option.
**If you are on a low income, a limited number of ‘Supported’ tickets are available at £5 each.
***If you would like to buy a ticket and make a donation to the TLC Associate Artist fund, please select the Donation option.

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The Why I Write films have been produced by:

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