From Book to Screen to Scream
Starring Ashley Audrain, Cherie Dimaline, Uzma Jalaluddin & Susin Nielsen
Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor
1221 2 St SW
What happens after your book is optioned for television or film? How much say do you have – or do you even want to have – in how your story is retold? Let’s ask Ashley Audrain (The Push was optioned by the producer of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood in a nine-way bidding war before it was published) and Uzma Jalaluddin (Hana Khan Carries On was optioned by Mindy Kaling). What if you’ve taken the leap from writing for the page to writing for the screen, like Cherie Dimaline and The Murder at the End of the Road, starring Clive Owen and Emma Corrin? Or, as with Family Law’s Susin Nielsen, you created and are the showrunner in charge of a hit TV series? And what if – okay, this really is happening right now – a writers and actors strike halts production altogether and you have to go back to the books?.
This event is part of Wordfest’s Imaginairium festival, Oct. 11-15, 2023. Connect with 50+ the world’s most arresting writers, thinkers, activators and inspirers, gathered just for you in Calgary, Canada. For more info: wordfest.com