Sat, 10 Oct|
Writer Q&A: Jonathan Harvey | £10/£5 conc.
Join the Coronation Street writer who also wrote Beautiful Thing and Gimme Gimme Gimme for an informal 'round-table' Q&A where we explore, amongst other things, his experience of emerging as a writer. Jonathan will also do a short reading from his work. Limited to 25 places.
Time & Location
10 Oct 2020, 15:00 – 16:30 BST
About the Event
Our Co-ordinator Paul Bradley-Cong will introduce and facilitate the event.
About Jonathan Harvey
He has written two musicals with Pet Shop Boys and his play Beautiful Thing was made into a feature film for Film Four. It went on to win many awards internationally, and Best Film at the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.
For television, Jonathan is on the writing team of Coronation Street and Call The Midwife. He has also written the BAFTA nominated sitcom Gimme Gimme Gimme and Beautiful People (Best Comedy, Banff TV Festival). Other TV work includes Rev, the Catherine Tate Show, Tracey Ullman’s Show, Shameless and At Home With The Braithwaites.
Jonathan won the Writers Guild of Great Britain Award for Best Continuing Drama in 2109 for his Coronation Street episode about the aftermath of Aidan’s suicide, also the British Soap Award for Best Episode and the British Soap Award for Best Scene for Gail’s monologue. The monologue was also nominated for a BAFTA for TV Moment of the Year.
With Stephen K Amos, Jonathan co-wrote 3 series of the radio sitcom What Does the K Stand For?
He has also written six novels, all published by Pan Macmillan: All She Wants, The Confusion of Karen Carpenter, The Girl Who Just Appeared, The Secrets We Keep, The History of Us and The Years She Stole.
Jonathan is a director of Moodswings, a Manchester based charity which helps people recover from mood problems and the severe emotional distress they can cause.
We want to be accessible to as many LGBTQ+ writers as possible and this ticket price is for writers who would otherwise struggle to be able to attend e.g. low-income, benefits etc. Please email us at email@example.com if you are still unable to afford to access this event at this price.£5.00