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‘In Process’ Masterclass: Novel to Film, with Bernard MacLaverty

Thursday 13th September 2012; 7pm,
CCA Cinema, Glasgow:

‘In Process’ Masterclass: Novel to Film, with Bernard MacLaverty

An award-winning writer who has seen his work make the jump to film and television, Bernard MacLaverty will discuss the process of adapting fiction for the screen. The evening will feature readings from his screenplays and novels, and short excerpts of his films – as well as words of wisdom and guidance for aspiring novelists and screenwriters alike.

Bernard has published five collections of short stories, including A Time to Dance and Other Stories and Matters of Life and Death. He is the author of four novels: Cal, Lamb, Grace Notes, and The Anatomy School. Grace Notes was short-listed for the Man Booker Prize and the Whitbread Novel award – the title won the 1997 Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year award.

Bernard writes for radio and television, and adapts his fiction for other media. His screenplays for Cal and Lamb were made into major films and starred Helen Mirren (Cal) and Liam Neeson (Lamb). In 2003, he wrote and directed Bye-Child (a short film based on the Seamus Heaney poem of the same name). He was awarded a BAFTA in Scotland Award (Best First Director), and Bye-Child was nominated for Best Short Film at the British Academy Film Awards.

The ‘In Process’ masterclass series is supported by the Scottish Book Trust and Glasgow City Council.

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