Writing retreat

Finding time to write is the perennial quest of writers, but 5 days at The Arvon Foundation’s The Hurst set me up wonderfully. I’ve redrafted the play script Staring at The Sun and worked on one or two other things. Highly recommended set in beautiful countryside.

And if any of you are in London on Sept 13th please come along to a reading of Staring at the Sun – details below.

The reading will take place on Thursday 13th September at 1.30pm at The Tristan Bates Theatre, The Actors Centre, 1A, Tower Street, WC2H 9NP (tel: 020 7240 6283) see also: http://www.tristanbatestheatre.co.uk/Also_on.asp
“Dr Daniel Fredericks’ ambition drives him to work as a cell biologist in the exceptional research facilities provided by Artemis Global. He is trying to achieve the physical immortality of Tanya, a brain-dead cadaver. Daniel’s mother, Brigid, is an expert on The Epic of Gilgamesh, which highlights the futility of Daniel’s quest; Daniel’s father, Connor, is dying from Alzheimer’s disease. When Tanya’s boyfriend, Raf, asks Brigid to help him find out what happened to her, Brigid starts looking into the practices of Artemis. She enlists the help of Sandy, Daniel’s girlfriend and a fellow Artemis employee. When confronted with the truth about Tanya, Daniel is forced to question his own motives and ethics.
Please RSVP to vivienne.glance@gmail.com if you would like to come.
Vivienne Glance is a playwright, performer and poet from Australia and is the Arts Catalyst’s writer in residence for three weeks from 3– 21 September. Her theatre work has been presented in UK, USA and Australia. Her latest play The Cat in the Box, an “absurd comedy with a dose of quantum mechanics”, recently premiered at the Blue Room Theatre, Perth in August 2012 and was a sell-out!.

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