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Storytelling: Tales, Myths and Tellers

Venue: Online

What might David Bowie have in common with the idea of the 'mad scientist', and why? Who is Lilith - and what does she do? Join us to find out more about how we think about Storytelling, look at some examples of stories told and retold and – who knows – garner some inspiration to tell some yourself. Birkbeck’s Agnes Woolley and Sue Wiseman will excavate the stories behind the stories we meet on bookstalls, in images, and even in the cinema. You will learn more about how the idea of stories told and retold is significant throughout our degrees – and particularly in BA English, BA Creative Writing and BA Liberal Arts. You will have a chance too, to tell us how you think about tales and tellers, and ask questions of academics working in the department of English.


And here, just for fun, is a taste of our writers. They are not reading materials related to the workshop, but just sippets from some of their fantastic recent work: 

Anthony Joseph

Toby Litt


Contact name:

  • Dr Agnes Woolley
  • Prof Sue Wiseman -

    Sue teaches at Birkbeck in the Department of English, Theatre and Creative Writing. This term she is the convenor of the Storytelling module.