The only way of keeping a grasp on politics and economics is by turning them into stories. A brief conversation becomes ‘Bigotgate’ and transforms a politician’s life into a Shakespearean tragedy; a high-flying banker becomes ‘Fred the Shred’ – a pantomime villain. Big business knows that those who control the story will be the winners. In this event, leading author Charlie Fletcher brings together a panel including Iain Dale and Trevor Byrne to look at Story in the context of the communications explosion.
Added by canongatebooks on August 16, 2010