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Upcoming writer seminar

From: Greg S.
Sent on: Sunday, February 9, 2014 5:21 PM

February 7, 2014


Contact: Katharine Herndon, Executive Director
[masked], [address removed]

James River Writers Partners with Richmond International Film Festival for February Writing Show: 

Storytelling through Filmmaking

Richmond, VA — Stories transcend time and place. Rina Goldberg, who passed away two weeks after her fifteenth birthday from Mitochondrial Disease, knew the truth behind the truism. Some of her final words to her mother were “promise to take care of my film.” Whether you want to sell a script or write a novel, you can draw inspiration from Rina and some of the most tenacious artists on the planet: filmmakers.

The latest in James River Writer’s Writing Show series, Behind the Screen: Storytelling through Filmmaking, on Thursday, February 27, at the Camel, brings together a selection of award-winning directors and screenwriters from the Richmond International Film Festival. Moderator Julie Geen, writer and teacher, will guide the discussion about navigating the changing industry, what makes a good story, and how to stay motivated.

The program features two L.A.-based filmmakers: Academy Award winner Ron Judkins, writer and producer of the films Finding Neighbors and The Hi-Line, and Tamika Lamison, award-winning director, writer, and producer. Lamison is the force behind the Make a Film Foundation, which premiered the narrative short, “The Magic Bracelet,” fulfilling Rina’s wish. Hailing from Singapore is Hannes Ralle, an award-winning animator whose focus is adaptation of classic literature. His latest work, The Cold Heart, brings a German Gothic fairy tale to life. Stacy Goldberg, Rina’s mother, joins the panel to spread her daughter’s message of positivity in adversity.

The Writing Show, described as Inside the Actor’s Studio meets the New York Times bestseller listhappens live in Richmond the last Thursday of the month. The host is James River Writers, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to build community by connecting and inspiring writers and readers in central Virginia. 

Thursday, February 27, 2014, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
The Camel,1621 W. Broad St., Richmond 
Parking available in the Lowe’s parking lot across the street
$10 in advance, $12 at the door, $5 students

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The Writing Show is supported by CultureWorks Grant Program Championed by Altria,, and Virginia Commission for the Arts

Sheila Sheppard Lovelady
Program Director
James River Writers

320 Hull Street
Richmond, VA 23224
Tel: [masked]
Fax: [masked]

Building community by connecting and inspiring writers and readers in Central Virginia.

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