Have you ever watched a film and thought “that’s nowhere near as good as the book”? Of course you have. When has a film adaptation ever been better than the book it is based on? Well, imagine for a moment being the writer of that book. Have you ever wondered how it feels to have your work adapted for plays, film and television? How far do you surrender creative control? And ultimately, how pleased are you with the result?
On Saturday 1st April at Tyneside Cinema, you’ll have the opportunity to ask these questions and find out more about the creative process of adaptations. At this event exclusive to Seven Stories, you can join two of the biggest names in children’s literature as they discuss their own personal experiences: David Almond and Michael Morpurgo, award-winning writers of children’s novels such as Skellig and War Horse, which have been successfully adapted for both film and stage. What an incredible opportunity to learn from the best and be inspired by these great storytellers!