Summer Residency 2013
CHRISTINA LAZARIDI was nominated for an Academy Award for the WWII short drama “One Day Crossing.” She has consulted on projects developed for New Line and Bruckheimer Productions and has worked with Producers Eva Kolodner, Anne Chaisson, Lester Persky Productions and Academy Award Winner Documentarian Richard Kaplan. Her screenplays have won European Media Development Awards, a Student Academy Award, a Euroscript Development Award and a Chris Kazan Memorial Award. Her latest produced screenplay, Coming Up Roses, was recently released in New York City, and her book on her screenwriting method, Stories that Change was recently published by the Mediterranean Film Institute. A screenwriting professor at Princeton University, she also teaches Screenwriting at Columbia’s Graduate Film Division. She is a mentor for the Mediterranean Film Institute and is Academic Director and Screenwriting Facilitator for CineQuaNon Labs, Mexico.
ED BOK LEE
ED BOK LEE is the son of Korean immigrants, his mother from what is now North Korea, his father from the South. Lee was raised in South Korea, North Dakota and Minnesota. A former bartender, phys ed instructor, journalist, and translator, he studied in the U.S., South Korea, Kazakhstan and Russia, earning an MFA from Brown University. Lee has shared his work in journals, anthologies, and on stages across North America, Europe and Asia, as well as on public radio and MTV. His new collection of poetry, WHORLED won the 2012 American Book Award and the Minnesota Book Award in Poetry. It follows his sensational debut, REAL KAROKE PEOPLE, a national bestseller in poetry and the winner of a Many Voices Prize, an Asian American Literary Award (Members’ Choice), and a PEN/Open Book Award.
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BENJAMIN PERCY is the author of two novels, Red Moon and The Wilding, as well as two books of short stories, Refresh, Refresh and The Language of Elk. His fiction and nonfiction have been published in Esquire (where he is a contributing editor), GQ, Time, Men’s Journal, Outside, the Wall Street Journal, Tin House and the Paris Review. His honors include an NEA fellowship, the Whiting Writer’s Award, the Plimpton Prize, the Pushcart Prize and inclusion in Best American Short Stories and Best American Comics. He is currently adapting The Wilding in to a screenplay for filmmaker Guillermo Arriaga (Babel, 21 Grams) and working on a novel, The Dead Lands, forthcoming from Grand Central/Hachette in 2014. He is the writer-in-residence at St. Olaf College and teaches at the low-residency MFA program at Pacific University.
SUE WILLIAM SILVERMAN
SUE WILLIAM SILVERMAN’S memoir, Love Sick: One Woman’s Journey through Sexual Addiction (W. W. Norton), is also a Lifetime television movie. Her first memoir, Because I Remember Terror, Father, I Remember You, won the Association of Writers and Writing Programs award in creative nonfiction. One of her essays appears in The Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Nonfiction, while others won contests with Hotel Amerika, Mid-American Review, and Water~Stone Review. Her poetry collection is Hieroglyphics in Neon. As a professional speaker, Sue has appeared on The View, Anderson Cooper 360, and CNN-Headline News. She teaches in the MFA in Writing Program at Vermont College of Fine Arts, and her craft book, Fearless Confessions: A Writer’s Guide to Memoir, won Honorable Mention in ForeWord Reviews’ book-of-the-year award. Please visit www.SueWilliamSilverman.com.