Friday, October 26, 2007

Imaginary Worlds event

The Writers’ Guild presents Imaginary Worlds on Thursday 1st November from 7pm – 8:30pm at the Writers Guild Centre, 17 Britannia Street, London WC1X 9JN (Nearest tube: King’s Cross).

British science fiction and fantasy writing is huge at the moment - with hit TV series like Primeval, Dr Who and Life On Mars riding high in the ratings, and literary SF storming the fiction best-seller charts.

Imaginary Worlds is a special one-off Writers' Guild event to celebrate the renaissance in home-grown science fiction and fantasy writing. This is your big chance to talk to the writers behind the boom!

From coming up with the big idea, to crafting a scene in an imaginary world, we'll be exploring the challenges and opportunities of writing in Britain's other great literary tradition. If you want to know what it's like to write for a primetime TV show with big creative ambitions and a CGI budget to match, or if you're hoping to pen your own SF or fantasy novel, then don't miss this chance to talk to our panel of successful, experienced writers.

Ashley Pharaoh has created numerous TV series and is one of the creators of Emmy Award-winning time-travel TV series Life on Mars.

Adrian Hodges has written for film and television and is a co -creator of ITV's acclaimed series Primeval.

Phil Ford has written for Torchwood and the Sarah Jane Adventures.

Philip Palmer is a screenwriter and novelist. His first SF novel, Debatable Spaces, published by Orion, is a humorous, action-packed future history that starts in AD 2004 and ends in 3000 AD. He is currently working on his third science fiction novel.

British science fiction and fantasy has a long and illustrious tradition - from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, 20th century classics by John Wyndham, H.G. Wells and Nigel Kneale, to the recent boom in graphic novels and surprise box office successes of Dog Soldiers and 28 Days Later.

Tickets cost £5 for Guild members and £7.50 for non members.

To book your tickets for this unique and exciting evening, please call 0207 933 0777 or post a cheque to: Imaginary Worlds, Writers' Guild, 15-17, Britannia Street, London WC1 X 9JN. Please make the cheque payable to: "Writers' Guild of Great Britain".

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