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Screenwriter to Novelist:What I learned Along the Way

  • 10/15/2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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. 

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