April 1, 2017
Splendid news. I’ve been selected to lead a seminar at the Stonecoast Alumni Reunion, to be held at Bowdoin College in Maine this summer. Celebrating “fifteen years of literary excellence,” the reunion will spotlight graduates of the Stonecoast MFA Program (of which I am an alumna) through a three-day series of readings, panels, workshops, and seminars. And most importantly, lobster dinners. (Seriously. If you find yourself in Maine, be sure to eat a lobster roll at least once. Even the seafood at airport restaurants is amazzinggggg.)
So. What, you may ask, will I be discussing? Drawing from my own experiences, I’m going to share how film and television aficionados can break into screenwriting with no skills or training. Where to begin, how to make your voice heard when more and more people are using social media and accessible technology to produce content, etc. How, ten years back, I was working in design full time and taking film classes at community colleges with the end goal of writing and making movies one day. Essentially, that it’s never too late to pursue your passion.
I’ll be presenting my seminar on Saturday, July 15.