LBJ Future Forum Presents: Austin Authors & Screenwriters

In conjunction with the Texas Book Festival

Tuesday, February 17, 6:30 p.m.

LBJ Library and Museum

On February 17, the Future Forum will partner with the Texas Book Festival to present a discussion on screenwriting, featuring three local luminaries.

These novelists and screenwriters will reveal what it’s like to work for editors in New York versus the studios in L.A: Shauna Cross is the author of Derby Girl, a young adult novel she’s adapted for Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut, Whip It, slated to be released in 2009; Owen Egerton is the author of the novel Marshall Hollenzer Is Driving and the story collection How to Best Avoid Dying and the co-screenwriter of Bobbie Sue, a comedy Warner Bros. bought last fall; and Stephen Harrigan shuttles adeptly between writing novels (The Gates of the Alamo and Challenger Park, among others) and writing scripts for film and TV.  Novelist and sometime screenwriter Sarah Bird will moderate the panel.

The panel is open and free to the public and takes place on Tuesday, February 17. Registration is required. Please RSVP on the Future Forum website.

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