domingo, 17 de abril de 2011

Segredos de escritores

On writing: authors reveal the secrets of their craft

How do you set about writing a novel? What inspires a poem? Pencil or computer? Pain or pleasure? Listen in to interviews with some of our most celebrated writers recorded for the British Library.William Faulkner In Hollywood 'I always felt something of an outsider' ... Ian McEwan on the writing life. Photograph by Alfred Eriss/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

What is it that makes a writer?

Beryl Bainbridge: When I write a novel I'm writing about my own life; I'm writing a biography almost, always. And to make it look like a novel I either have a murder or a death at the end.

Ian McEwan: Ancestors, distant relatives and the past really were not part of my sense of family as I grew up. Something of my father's exile from Scotland – self-exile really – and then exile from Great Britain, has rubbed off on me and probably affected the way I write. When I started writing, I didn't feel that I was quite part of the English literary world or its systems of class or whatever – I always felt something of an outsider in it. That's faded over the years, but I think it has made quite an impression on me, this sense of not being deeply connected to all the branches and roots of family. I could make a narrative of my writing which goes something like this: that I began as a kind of existential writer, much more interested in casting characters almost, as it were, outside of history and outside of identifiable places, and as the years have gone by I've become perhaps a more traditional writer, or at least a writer much more aware – consciously, expressively aware – of the traditions of the English novel, the treasures that are laid up for us by the great 19th-century expositors of character and psychology. And so the gap between my early short stories and a novel like Atonement, with its country house – a novel that looks partly back over its shoulder towards Jane Austen, but also back towards the hallowed traditions of Agatha Christie and crime novels, in that you set up a scene, you have a stranger arrive and everything follows from that. So there's an enormous gap from Atonement to the earliest short stories with their very dispossessed, alienated characters who are living in a city with no name, often in a time that's not fixed.

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sábado, 16 de abril de 2011

Conversas Imaginárias 2011

Conversas Imaginárias 2011 @Porto, de 16 a 17 de Abril, no CLP - Clube Literário do Porto.

Sábado, 16 de Abril
10:30 – Ponto de Encontro: Piano-Bar do CLP.
Sessões no Auditório:
11:30 – Novas formas de publicação em Portugal (debate com Pedro Ventura, Carla Ribeiro, Diana Sousa e Ana Cláudia Silva; moderação de Rogério Ribeiro).
12:30 – Intervalo.
14:00 – Arte Fantástica: Ilustração, Fotografia e Banda Desenhada (apresentações por Ana Cruz, André Coelho, Pedro Miranda, Manuel Alves e Diogo Carvalho; moderação de Rui Ramos).
15:30 – Marionetas do Porto (apresentação por Isabel Barros e Shirley Resende; moderação de Rui Ramos).
16:00 – O Porto Fantástico e o Fantástico no Porto: À conversa com Beatriz Pacheco Pereira (moderação de Rogério Ribeiro).
17:00 – Intervalo.
17:30 – Contos: O Fantástico em dose concentrada (debate com João Ventura, Jorge Palinhos, João Reis e José Pedro Lopes; moderado por Inês Botelho).
18:30 – Projectos multimédia (apresentações de Nocturnus (Rafael Loureiro-escritor), Yoshi (João Pedro Sousa-mangaka+Pedro Andrade-músico), Noidz (Andreia Lopes-vocalista e José Baetas-ilustrador) e UnderSiege; moderação de Rogério Ribeiro).
20:30 – Encontro em restaurante a anunciar. Jantar com a participação especial da contadora de histórias Clara Haddad.
Domingo, 17 de Abril
Sessões no Auditório:
11:30 – Literatura Fantástica Portuguesa (debate com João Barreiros, Ana Cristina Alves, Luís Filipe Silva e João Seixas; moderação de Madalena Santos).
13:00 – Intervalo.
14:30 – Utopias e Distopias (debate com Fátima Vieira, Luís Filipe Silva e João Seixas; moderação de Inês Botelho).
15:30 – Cinema Fantástico (debate com Paulo Leite, Artur Serra Araújo e Nuno Reis; moderação de Rogério Ribeiro).
17:00 – Intervalo.
17:30 – Gravação ao vivo do podcast Jogador-Sonhador (por Ricardo Tavares).

Organização: Rogério Ribeiro, Rui Baptista, Inês Botelho, Rui Ramos e Madalena Santos. Colaboração na org.: Isabel Damião (CLP).
Conversas Imaginárias 2011 @Porto
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