Evening of Discussion – 7 April 2019

An Evening with Hugh O’Brien
Putting Words in Other People’s Mouths
Sunday 7 April 2019


The ESU Queensland Branch members and guests had a delightful evening of discussion, food and entertainment from esteemed speaker ,Hugh O’Brien. Hugh presented a lively discussion titled “Putting words in other people’s mouths”.

Hugh O’Brien is unique among Australian writers. He has written speeches for five Queensland premiers, created award-winning international television advertising campaigns and penned the screenplay for a feature film, which starred Sigrid Thornton. He has also had 19 stage plays produced, one of which won an award for Domestic Violence Prevention.

An entertaining speaker in his own right, Hugh shared amusing anecdotes of his fascinating journey putting words in other people’s mouths and reflect on the different writing approaches such diverse media require.


Audience Comment

Hugh is a polished orator, entertaining the audience with a humorous account of his television advertising material, screenplays and speech writing experiences. Time prevented more questions to Hugh. So glad I attended.

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