Past Events

Past EventsWednesday, February 27

Writing Workshop: Scripts and Prose

Jeffrey Lewis

They're not always such different beasts, a screenplay and a novel, but usually they are.  What are the differences a writer must account for, in writing for the collaborative medium of film as against the solo pursuit of the novel?  

When Jeffrey Lewis stopped writing screenplays a decade ago to refocus on his first love, prose fiction, he found that he had to un-learn some things.  But he also found continuities.  

Jeffrey Lewis has won a string of awards for his novels including the Independent Publishers' Gold Medal for Literary Fiction. Lewis is the author of Adam the King, Meritocracy: A Love Story, Conference of the Birds, Theme Song for an Old Show, and Berlin Cantata, all published by Haus. He has also received two Emmys and the Writers’ Guild Award for his work as a writer and producer on Hill Street Blues.

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Jewish Book Week speaker David Grossman was awarded the Man Booker International Prize for his novel, A Horse
Jewish Book Week speaker Naomi Alderman has won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2017 for her fourth novel, 
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Jonathan Safran Foer discussing his novel Here I Am with Hephzibah Anderson at an out-of-festival event.