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GLSA Local Mixer - Beyond Law and Order: Writing Stories for Page & Screen
Wed, May 17, 2017, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM MST
In this dine-around program, Peter Blauner, a veteran crime novelist and co-executive producer for the television series Law & Order: SVU and Blue Bloods, will talk about how he develops storylines for books and shows. Topics will include taking inspiration from real life criminal cases, why some stories work for the page and others for the screen, and when it’s useful to consult actual lawyers and when it’s best to deviate from strict legal procedure to create a dramatic narrative. The presentation will also involve scenes from shows Blauner has worked on and audience participation in storytelling exercises, with a chance for attendees to present work created at the session. A brief question-and-answer session and book signing will follow.
The educational program is free to conference registrants, and members of the public registering in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312 988 5751. Food and beverage options will be detailed at the Registration desk.