Stick ‘Em Up, Punk – We’re The Fun-Loving Storytellers
How can writers respond to the specter of financial depression that looms over so much of the arts now? “If we expand our goals beyond just one form”, says panelist Nic Alderton, “and apply those storytelling skills, through the medium of writing, to other final forms – we suddenly open up a world of opportunities and possible jobs. We are still storytellers, but we can apply those skills in many more different areas – and a much wider platform – and develop a more robust portfolio.”
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Other topics on tonight’s show include:
- Bunny Girls return to London – watch out for myxomatosis
- Royal Navy’s aircraft carrier Ark Royal to become pirate radio ship
- All your electronic communications are belong to us
- A mosaic. Made from toast.
- A GCSE in writing?
- Manuscript grieving syndrome – how to get over it
This week’s titles for the Commissioning Meeting are:
“Plain Talks on Avoided Subjects”
Henry Newell Guernsey, 1817-1885
“Parturition without Pain or Loss of Consciousness”
“The Planet Mars and Its Inhabitants, a psychic revelation”
J. L. Kennon
“The Penal Cluster”
Randall Garrett, 1927-1987
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