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  • Sep 27, 2013 · 8:00 PM
  • Writing Pad East

Have you ever dreamed of turning that life ruining, soul crushing relationship into the next indie blockbuster? Before Zooey Deschanel became the symbol of the girl you never get over and Joseph Gordon-Levitt became a leading everyman, there was Scott Neustadter, who lived his own ""(500) Days of Summer" on which his film was based. He's just penned the "The Spectacular Now", a romantic comedy about an alcoholic high school senior and his love for the girl next door. Scott will share his secrets for elevating personal pain into the universal and much more in this one-hour discussion. Joining him is "The Spectacular Now" Producer Tom McNulty ("Date Night"), who will talk about the process of bringing the project from script to screen. Heartbreak and trip to IKEA not included.

Purchase your ticket here:

Cost: $5 (Includes snacks and drinks (e.g. Marilyn's delicious sangria))

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  • Juliann

    I had such a great time. This was my first Writing Pad Meetup. To get to hear people you admire in a relaxed and comfortable setting is awesome. I hope you know how great your Meetup group is! Thanks so much Writing Pad team!

    1 · September 27, 2013

    • Marilyn F.

      Thanks, Juliann! I'm so glad you enjoyed the event. See you this Friday, maybe? :)

      September 30, 2013

    • Juliann

      Have a birthday party to go to but definitely will be at the next one. I recruited some people who are interested as well :)

      September 30, 2013

  • Jess W.

    This was my first event with Writing Pad as well and I was very impressed. From the directions, to the snacks (delicious sangria and crispy, candy-cookies), to the organization, cool members and informative guests...I'm thrilled to be a part of it. Thank you!

    September 28, 2013

    • Marilyn F.

      Thanks, Jess! I'm really glad you had a good time. I hope to see you soon. :)

      September 30, 2013

  • Mick

    Awesome event! It was my first Writing Pad event and I had a great time. Great conversation and it was fantastic to meet so many interesting people.

    1 · September 28, 2013

    • Marilyn F.

      Yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. :)

      September 30, 2013

  • Robert S.

    Great place to meet (like out of a movie). Wonderful guest speakers, who were sharing and informative (and humorous). Very tastey snacks and delicious wine drinks. And a cool group of warm and enjoyable people. How can it get any better?
    Thank you Marilyn, for providing smiles a plenty.

    1 · September 28, 2013

    • Marilyn F.

      Aww, thanks! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Tom and Scott were great.

      September 30, 2013

  • Marilyn F.

    This event is tonight! Don't forget to get your tickets at this link b/c tix are running out! We can't guarantee you a spot unless you pre-register. See you soon.

    September 27, 2013

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