Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild Presents “Talking Fresh 10”
Talking Fresh 10 – “Projecting the Novel: Books and Film”
March 2-3 at the Mackenzie Art Gallery
Talking Fresh is a two-day writers’ workshop that targets Regina and a wider Saskatchewan community including aspiring writers and anyone interested in writers and books.
This year Talking Fresh celebrates its 10th anniversary with the theme of “Projecting the Novel: Books and Film.” Alison Pick, Gail Bowen, Karen Walton and Nino Ricci, will present a public reading, panel discussion, and individual workshop sessions on writing fiction and screenplays through various stages of pre-production to film to television.
The presenters will focus on building relationships between the writers, film, and the wider community.
Friday, March 2
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Panel: Books & Film
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Red Carpet Reception (Prizes for best Red Carpet attire)
7:30 p.m. Readings
Saturday, March 3
9:00 – 10:15 a.m. Alison Pick: “Uncertain Gifts: One Writer’s Take on Being Optioned for Film”
10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Gail Bowen: “The Cheques Always Cleared: A Novelist’s Adventures in the Amazing World of TV production”
Lunch on your own
1:30 – 2:45 p.m. Nino Ricci: “How I Sold My Soul to Sophia Loren: The Sequel”
3:00 – 4:15 p.m. Karen Walton: “Adaptables: the difference between Translation to Screens versus Adaptation”
- Gail Bowen is a local mystery writer and nearly a household name in Regina. Her popular Joanne Killborn mystery books have been made into a series of television movies.
- Alison Pick has had huge literary success with her last two novels, both of which are in preproduction.
- Nino Ricci’s novel The Lives of Saints was adapted into a miniseries.
- Karen Walton Irreverent, genre-bending dramatist Karen Walton is a Canadian film and television writer.