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Breaking Into a Career in Writing 

Saturday, August 3
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
St. Helen’s A

For many writers, how to even get started in a professional writing career is a mystery. In this workshop—designed for novelists, non-fiction book writers, and playwrights—Cynthia Whitcomb discusses how to make a crack in the wall and break through into the career you long for. She’ll share stories and examples of how others like you have done it and steps to take. You’ll leave with the tools you need to create a plan for your success.


Cynthia Whitcomb

Cynthia Whitcomb has sold seventy-five screenplays, thirty of which have been produced. She has been nominated for the Emmy, W.G.A., Humanitas, Oregon Book Award, Drammy, and Edgar Allan Poe Awards. Her works include Buffalo Girls (miniseries, starring Anjelica Huston, nominated for 11 Emmys);  I Know My First Name is Stephen (for which she was Emmy nominated); and Mark Twain and Me starring Jason Robards (Emmy, Best Children’s Program).  Whitcomb has created roles for Martin Sheen, Ellen Burstyn, Liev Schreiber, Gena Rowlands, and many others. Her plays for theatre include Lear’s Follies, The Seven Wonders of Ballyknock, and Parnassus on Wheels. Her most recent screenwriting book is The Heart of the Film. She teaches screenwriting locally and takes a group of writers on a trans-Atlantic writing cruise every spring.

More info at cynthiawhitcomb.com.