The Word is the Thing: John Sayles as Screenwriter, Author, and Exploitation Master

photo of John Sayles
From the John Sayles Archive, U-M Library

Event Information

Date & Time
June 4, 2014 - 10:30am to 11:45am
Location
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
Location Information
Series
John Sayles Symposium
Event Type
Panel Discussion

John Sayles is first and foremost a writer. The author of four novels and two collections of short stories, Sayles first entered the film industry by writing screenplays produced by others. This panel examines Sayles’ unique voice, both on the page and on the screen, and offers insights into what makes his screenplays so unlike what we normally see at the movies.

Jim Burnstein Screenwriter and U-M Lecturer in Screen Arts & Cultures
Peter Ho Davies Fiction Writer and U-M Professor of English Language and Literature
A. Van Jordan Poet and U-M Professor of English Language and Literature
V. Prasad Screenwriter and U-M Lecturer in Screen Arts & Cultures (Moderator)

View the full list of events offered as part of the symposium Declaration of Independence: John Sayles as Author, Auteur, Founding Father.

The John Sayles Symposium is sponsored by the University of Michigan Department of Screen Arts & Cultures, University of Michigan Library, the Michigan Theater, and Cinetopia International Film Festival.

 

Additional Infomation

Host Contact
Philip Hallman phallman@umich.edu
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Last modified: 05/16/2014