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Colin  Teevan
Colin Teevan

Professor of Playwriting and Screenwriting, Colin Teevan, is a celebrated playwright and translator. He has translated numerous classics and his work has been produced by many leading Theatres including The National, The Young Vic, Soho Theatre, National Theatre of Scotland and off Broadway. Recent productions include the acclaimed Kafka's Monkey (Young Vic and world tour); The Lion of Kabul, part of The Great Game festival of work on Afghanistan at The Tricycle; and a revival of National Theatre of Scotland's production of his new version of Peer Gynt at The Barbican and on tour.

The Life of a Writer Series

On the BA Creative Writing we look at the craft of writing not only from every aspect of form - the short story, the novel, the poem, the play, the screenplay - but also every aspect of the industry. The series of talks we have made available as podcasts on the Writer's Hub are from the Life of the Writer module which is taken by all second year students. On this module we invite five (or this year six) writers working in different forms to discuss their writing process and how they have produced some of their most celebrated works. Students then must write an essay on the work and process of one of the writers and reflect how it relates to their own work and working practice. This year we are delighted to be able to share with you talks by Richard Hamblyn on Writing Creative Non-Fiction, Luke Williams and Natasha Soobramanien on Collaborating on Fiction, Annie Freud on writing Poetry, Julia Bell on Writing for Young Adults and Russell Celyn Jones on Writing Novels.

If you want learn more about the BA Creative Writing at Birkbeck please follow this link.

Or come talk to us at one of our Open Evenings:

2 February 2012, 4-7.30pm

3 May 2012, 4-7.30pm

21 June 2012, 4-7.30pm

6 September 2012, 4-7.30pm

Colin Teevan
Programme Director
BA Creative Writing



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