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Friday, October 27 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
It's the End of the World as We Know It: Writing Dystopian Stories

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Panelists who flirted with (fictional) disaster in the most calamitous ways will discuss the research, rules, and resonance needed to successfully create dystopian worlds that are as rich as they are desperate. The success often lies in harnessing the fear of things not yet in existence, but easily imagined. From post-apocalyptic chaos to totalitarianism, writers will discuss the importance of outlining, psychology, and tone when capturing dystopia on the page.

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Fred Strype

moderator; AFF Screenwriting Award Winner; Filmmaking, Screenwriting & Moving Image Arts Program Chair, Sarah Lawrence College
Fred Strype is an award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker whose work has been screened and honored internationally. He is a tenured professor at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY, where he is Chair of their Filmmaking & Moving Image Arts Program. In the past, he served on... Read More →

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Kelly Masterson

writer Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, Snowpiercer
Kelly Masterson is a playwright/screenwriter. He wrote the screenplay for Snowpiercer, a post-apocalyptic thriller, with Korean Director, Bong Joon Ho. It starred Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer, Ed Harris and John Hurt. Snowpiercer broke box office records in Korea a... Read More →
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Kira Snyder

writer/producer The Handmaid's Tale, The 100; writer Pacific Rim: Uprising
Kira Snyder is a writer and Co-Executive Producer on the TV show The Handmaid’s Tale for Hulu. Her other film and television work includes the upcoming movie Pacific Rim: Uprising, pilot scripts for Hulu and FX, The 100 on the CW, Incursion for Starz, Syfy’s Eureka and Alphas... Read More →

Friday October 27, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Central Presbyterian Church, Sanctuary

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