Literary Conversations: Literature on Screen ft. The Pale Blue Eye

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Literary Conversations: Literature on Screen ft. The Pale Blue Eye

Don't miss our latest installment of Lit on Screen, featuring Louis Bayard in conversation with Scott Cooper and Clay Smith (virtual)!

By The PEN/Faulkner Foundation

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Monday, June 12 · 4 - 5:30pm PDT



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About this event

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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PEN/Faulkner’s Literature on Screen series highlights writers whose work has been reimagined as a film or TV show. Our latest installment presents Louis Bayard’s The Pale Blue Eye, a vibrant historical mystery with a young Edgar Allan Poe at its center that was adapted into a 2022 Netflix film directed by Scott Cooper. The author and director will be joined by moderator Clay Smith, the Literary Director of the Library of Congress, in a conversation exploring storytelling, craft, and the creative process. The event will feature clips from the film and an audience Q&A.

We will provide live captioning.

To ensure that our programs are widely accessible, tickets for all virtual PEN/Faulkner Literary Conversations are Pay-What-You-Will. We invite you to choose from the various ticket price options we have offered. All are welcome.

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

You can purchase a copy of Louis Bayard's The Pale Blue Eye from our partner bookseller, Politics & Prose.

The Netflix film is available for viewing here.

About the organizer

The PEN/Faulkner Foundation is a nonprofit literary organization that promotes a lifelong love of reading and a connection to writing through public events, in-school education, and public promotion of exceptional literary achievement. We annually administer the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, one of the highest honors available to American fiction writers.

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