Friday, October 22, 2010

TGIF: Events and an Announcement

Plenty of interesting writing-related events are happening this weekend and the coming week, but first I have an announcement regarding our own Mary Jane Honegger, a regular Writing North Idaho contributor.

As part of their program to advance the filmmaking workforce in Idaho, the Idaho Film Office in Boise recently awarded the KNIFVES (Northwest Independent Film & Video Entertainment Society) Organization a grant to produce Mary Jane’s screenplay Root Bound. The concept of the film addresses complications that arise when a young professional denies his Idaho roots when he is hired by a national television show. The pre-production, filming, and post-production process of Root Bound will be used as a series of learning opportunities for members of the KNIFVES group. Pre-production will begin the spring of 2011 and filming will take place during the summer.

Congratulations to Mary Jane on the production of her first screenplay, and to KNIFVES on their grant award!

And now, following are several upcoming events you may want to check out:

This evening, October 22, Shawn Underwood will be signing copies of her travel memoir, Mommy, Are We French Yet? at Aunties Bookstore.

Other book signings this weekend at Aunties include John Bladek signing his book Roll Up the Streets!, and Rich Faletto signing his book Four-Eleven, both on Saturday.

On Sunday, Portland author Dana Haynes presents his suspense novel, Crashers, at Aunties.

On Monday evening, Jane Porter will present her latest release, She’s Gone Country, also at Aunties.

Also Monday evening, poet and author Philip Burgess will tell a story of Western settlement in his presentation Penny Post Cards – Homesteading Women, at the Coeur d’Alene Library.

Check the times, locations, and other details of these events on the Events page of this blog.


Jan Cline said...

Congrats to Mary Jane. It's always great to hear success stories.

Jennifer Lamont Leo said...

That is SO exciting, Mary Jane! So proud of you. :-)