Teaching Fellow to speak at writers panel event for LGBT+ History Month

Categories: School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology

Award-winning playwright and drama Teaching Fellow Dr Stephen M Hornby will be speaking at the Writers' Guild of Great Britain panel event this Thursday for LGBT+ History Month.

Stephen will be discussing the depiction of LGBT+ history on screen, stage, audio and page with BAFTA-winning trans queer writer and the Guild’s TV committee chair Sukey Venables-Fisher.

The pair will discuss how writers in 2024 should approach their subject matter via historical and documentary sources, which works have best represented the historical experience of different groups within the LGBT+ community and how can writers ensure these voices of history are heard.

Stephen is a leading playwright on LGBT+ dramatisations, the National Playwright in Residence to LGBT+ History Month, is under commission by Routledge for the book ‘Writing from Archives for Stage & Screen’ and is currently booking a tour of his latest project ‘The BBC’s First Homosexual’ – which is supported by funding from the University and Loughborough University.

He said: “It is a pleasure to help celebrate LGBT+ History Month with the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain, the UK’s writers' union. I’ll be talking about my work for nearly a decade with LGBT+ History Month bringing the hidden past to life and addressing queer erasure with creative responses.”

The online event is free and lasts from 5pm until 6pm.

Non-members of the Guild can view it and put questions to the panel at this link.

The deadline for booking your place is Wednesday 7 February at 4pm.

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