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Portland YWW: Screenplay with Ryan Graves

September 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Turning Your Story Into a Screenplay with Ryan Graves

The Young Willamette Writers have many stories floating in their imaginations. What if they wanted to write them as screenplays? At our September meeting, they’ll learn just how to do that. We’ve invited screenwriter/director Ryan Graves to lay out the basics of turning those stories into screenplays. Bring a story of your own, and you can try writing a scene. And if you can tell us why Ryan’s cats are named Edith and Alma, you’ll get a prize! Hint: it’s film related.

About Ryan Graves

Ryan Graves is a writer/director living in Portland, Oregon. Ever since watching ‘Back To The Future’ and ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ as a kid he knew he wanted to make movies. After graduating college in 2011 he came to Portland to pursue a career in film. In 2015 he wrote and directed the award winning short film ‘Mr. Right.’ He followed up in 2017 with his feature-length Romantic Drama ‘Emily’ which saw a limited theatrical release and is available to rent or purchase on iTunes and Amazon. When he isn’t making movies he’s probably hanging out with his wife, Sara or playing with his two cats, Edith and Alma. Or reading. Or watching movies. Or playing Xbox. He’s also easily distracted. SQUIRREL!


September 4, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Old Church, Portland
1422 SW 11th
Portland, OR 97201
(503) 222-2031