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Gladstone's Library: New Stories from ancient myths - A masterclass
Sun 23 Feb 2020 to Sun 23 Feb 2020
This day masterclass with writer in residence Charlotte Higgins uses classical myths to stimulate new ideas and pieces of writing.

As Charlotte says, the essence of classical myth is its malleability; constantly reinvented, rethought and rewritten, the myth offers freedom and scope to contemporary writers.

The group will look at how authors, contemporary and classical, have made mythical stories speak anew, and how artists have treated myth in painting and sculpture.

Using a chosen myth, each member of the group will produce a short piece of writing to share with the class. Participants will end the day with the start of a new piece of prose, poetry or drama.

Charlotte Higgins is the Guardian’s chief culture writer. With the exception of 2015’s timely examination of the history of the BBC (This New Noise: The Extraordinary Birth and Troubled Life of the BBC), Charlotte’s books have all focused on aspects of the classical world. Her latest book is Red Thread: On Mazes and Labyrinths.

Date: 23rd February 2020 from 10am
Location: Gladstone's Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire CH5 3D
Cost: £45 which includes lunch and tea / coffee.

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