21
Friday
Oct
2011
Knox Presbyterian Church120 Lisgar Street (at Elgin)
12:00pm

Writing for the Page and
Writing for the Screen
with Tony Burgess
and Kenneth J. Harvey

Hosted by The Globe and Mail’s Martin Levin
"Colourful, campy and endearingly weird, this short film from celebrated novelist Kenneth Harvey is terrific. The plot is, well, all in the title. There’s a girl, see, and she hates everything and…well, the rest is too funny to spoil.
— The Scope (St. John's)
Kenneth J. Harvey - Photo courtesy of Emma Harvey
Tony Burgess

Why have acclaimed authors Tony Burgess and Kenneth J. Harvey begun moving their creative focus from the page to the screen? Join us for a taste of their new novels, a screening of Harvey’s celebrated short I’m 14 and I Hate the World and a conversation on the key differences in writing for the page and for the screen.

 

Tony Burgess wrote Pontypool Changes Everything and the screenplay for the film adaptation Pontypool, directed by Bruce McDonald. His most recent novel is the ReLit nominated Ravenna Gets.

 

Kenneth J. Harvey recently wrote and directed his first short and is adapting his Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize winning novel, Inside , for the screen. His latest novel is the international bestseller Reinventing the Rose .

 

 

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