Friday, July 03, 2009

CO-FOUNDER OF PLYMOUTH ROCK STUDIOS KEYNOTES 47TH ANNUAL CAPE COD WRITERS CENTER

CO-FOUNDER OF PLYMOUTH ROCK STUDIOS KEYNOTES 47TH ANNUAL CAPE COD WRITERS CENTER CONFERENCE, AUGUST 15 – 22, 2009



Two prominent leaders in the arts will address Cape Cod’s premier writing conference on Wednesday evening, August 19 at 7:30 PM: David Kirkpatrick, co-founder of Plymouth Rock Studios, and Marita Golden, founder of the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation of Washington, DC.



Contact: Anne Elizabeth Tom, Executive Director of CCWC 508.420.0200, AnneETom@alumni.tufts.edu



David Kirkpatrick, former President of Production at Paramount Pictures and co-founder of Plymouth Rock Studios; and Marita Golden, founder and President Emeritus of the Hurston /Wright Foundation - will address the 47th Annual Cape Cod Writers Conference, held during the week of August 15 to 22, at Craigville Conference Center on Cape Cod. Mr. Kirkpatrick, will provide insight into the decision to build a television and film studio in nearby Plymouth and its partnership with the MIT Media Lab to create The Center for Future Storytelling.



Marita Golden, Writer-in-Residence at the University of the District of Columbia, will tell her inspirational tale as a novelist inducted into the International Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent at the Gwendolyn Brooks Center at Chicago State University, and her founding of both the Washington-based African American Writers Guild and the Hurston/Wright Foundation.

Sunday evening, August 16, two other keynote speakers will address the first half of the conference: Roger Sutton, Editor-in-Chief of The Horn Book, and one of the country’s leading experts on children’s literature; and Martin Sandler, Emmy award-winning scriptwriter and author of over 60 books.



“For attendees interested in film and TV writing,” says Executive Director Anne Elizabeth Tom, we offer screenwriting and advanced screenwriting taught by Marc Weinberg, who has sold scripts and story ideas and written for many shows.” She explains why there are twice as many workshops this summer, “Our classes were growing too popular and too big, so we have more, smaller, and advanced classes - in literary blogging and how to get published, taught by acquiring editors from publishing houses; in memoir, novel and short fiction-writing, poetry with Martha Rhodes, and more. Likewise, twice as many literary agents, editors, and authors will give writers manuscript evaluations and mentoring, including Mary Lee Donovan, editor with Candlewick Press, publisher of books for children and young adults, since it began 18 years ago.”



THREE-DAY WORKSHOPS ($185) and ONE-DAY WORKSHOPS ($65) and MASTER CLASSES (135) in Fiction, Nonfiction, Screenwriting and Poetry are listed in a full brochure, downloadable on the website, www.capecodwriterscenter.org.

For more information, call Executive Director of the Cape Cod Writers Center, Anne Elizabeth Tom at 508.420.0200 or email AnneETom@alumni.tufts.edu

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