Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

26 presents John Simmons in conversation with screenwriter, Rob Williams

21 September @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Back in 2008, Rob Williams gained one of only eight places on the BBC Writers’ Academy, run by John Yorke. His success there led to writing scripts for BBC dramas like Eastenders, Holby City, Casualty and Doctors, then DCI Banks on ITV before writing his own series for ITV – Chasing Shadows with Reece Shearsmith playing the central role.

All this brought him to international attention and he was recruited to the writing team for The Man in the High Castle, based on Philip K. Dick’s dystopian novel about what happened when the Japanese and Germans won the war and controlled America. You know you’ve arrived when you can turn jobs down – Rob shunned the third series so he could write more of his own stories. He’s just got back from LA where he was set to work on a new drama, and there are other UK ideas bubbling up.

That means there will be lots to talk about when one of 26’s founders, John Simmons, asks Rob the questions at this special event, part of Wordstock Deconstructed. Whether as readers, watchers or writers we all have a fascination with the dramatic storyteller’s craft. Come along and find out how it’s done. We’re certain there’ll be ideas aplenty that you can take away and apply to your own writing efforts, whatever the field of writing you’re interested in.

John’s new novel Spanish Crossings is out now. Read more about it here. Or buy it here.

Tickets are available here.

 

Venue

October Gallery
24 Old Gloucester Street
London, Greater London WC1N 3AL United Kingdom
+ Google Map

Latest 26 Facebook

18 hours ago
From inboxing to thought showers: how business bullshit took over

"Business bullshit can and should be challenged. This is a task each of us can take up by refusing to use empty management-speak."
An interesting insight into the history and corrosive nature of the ... See more

The long read: Vacuous management-speak is easily laughed off – but is there a real cost to talking rubbish?

LIKE
LOVE
HAHA
WOW
SAD
ANGRY
1 day ago
Getting Published - 26

Looking for another excuse to join us at The Betsey Trotwood next week?

As well as hearing from a panel of published authors about conventional and unconventional routes to publication, you can ... See more

No matter how brilliant a writer you are, getting published the conventional way is a notoriously difficult thing to do. Tolkein, Steinbeck, and Faulkner were all politely rejected at first. J.K ... See more

LIKE
LOVE
HAHA
WOW
SAD
ANGRY
« 1 of 16 »

Latest 26 images

Image by Tony Linkson
Found on the island of Giglio, Italy by Chris Bird.
26 Screenshot by Lara Muth
I live at number 26, and this is my bin!  Rebecca Thomas
Captured in Venice by Elen Lewis
26-jane
Distance markers on a disused railway in East Sussex. The Cuckoo Line.  By Tony Linkson
Distance markers on a disused railway in East Sussex. The Cuckoo Line.  By Tony Linkson
Distance markers on a disused railway in East Sussex. The Cuckoo Line.  By Tony Linkson
Spotted by Marin Lee at the Serpentine in Hyde Park
Spotted in Copenhagen by Helen MacKinven.
Spotted on the airfield of Tivat airport in Montenegro by Martin Lee
I took this picture in a fabulous vegan and raw food restaurant in Turin - Ezri Carlebach
Spotted in Capri by Laura Hunter
Woods near Jouqueviel, Midi-Pyrenees, 10 minutes after I had told my walking group about 26. They gave me a funny look. By David Mathews
Image by Ed Pritchard
Image by Lydia Thornley in Krakow
Spotted in Belfast by Jonathan Holt
From Christmas travels in Krakow by Lydia Thornley
Night time lamp from Christmas travels in Krakow by  Lydia Thornley
Daytime lamp from Christmas travels in Krakow by  Lydia Thornley
26 Venice Street, Mornington, Australia by Aimee Chalmers
Spotted near Lavigny, Switzerland. Image by Linda Cracknell.