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Literary Lunch

The Idaho Writers Guild, writers working for writers, meets the third Tuesday of every month (excluding November and December). The Literary Lunches are open to the publicThe fee (which includes lunch) is $20 for members of the Idaho Writers Guild and $25 for non-members. For more information about the IWG Literary Lunch, go to www.idahowritersguild.com, contact Merilee Marsh, 208-921-5328, or email mm@merileemarsh.com.

Screenwriter to Novelist:What I learned Along the Way

  • My roundabout writing career, and how it might be a lot like yours
  • How screenwriting can make us better novelists
  • Dibs on the short story: knowing your genre

Samantha Silva is an author and screenwriter based in Idaho. Her first novel, Mr. Dickens and His Carol, was published by Flatiron Books (2017). She’s sold film projects to Paramount, Universal, New Line Cinema, and TNT. A film adaptation of her short story, "The Big Burn,” won the 1 Potato Short Screenplay Award at the Sun Valley Film Festival in 2017, where it premiered the following year. Silva directed, her first time at the helm. Her short story, “Leo in Venice,” appears in the September 2019 issue of One Story. She was recently named a 2020 Literature Fellow by the Idaho Commission on the Arts. 


October 15, 11:30 TO 1 PM, Riverside

Thanks to the sponsors of the Idaho Writers Guild

 Rediscovered BookshopMill Park Publishing



Idaho Writers Guild

PO Box 8862

Boise ID 83707


Idaho Writers Guild is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization committed to providing a safe environment for all its members and guests. The IWG has a zero tolerance policy for any form of discrimination on any ground, and from harassment of any type. This includes all members, presenters, and attendees at any and all IWG functions. 

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