Thursday, February 12, 2009

Texas Book Fest and the LBJ Library & Museum present Hollywood vs. New York: Three Writers’ Perspectives

Lyndon Baines Johnson

Library & Museum

Hollywood vs. New York: Three Writers’ Perspectives

In conjunction with the Texas Book Festival

Tuesday, February 17, 6:30 p.m.

LBJ Library and Museum

Atrium, 10th floor

A reception will follow.

On February 17, the Future Forum will partner with the Texas Book Festival to present a discussion on screenwriting, featuring three local luminaries.

These novelists and screenwriters will reveal what it's like to work for editors in New York versus the studios in L.A: Shauna Cross is the author of Derby Girl, a young adult novel she's adapted for Drew Barrymore's directorial debut, Whip It, slated to be released in 2009; Owen Egerton is the author of the novel Marshall Hollenzer Is Driving and the story collection How Best to Avoid Dying and the co-screenwriter of Bobbie Sue, a comedy Warner Bros. bought last fall; and Stephen Harrigan shuttles adeptly between writing novels (The Gates of the Alamo and Challenger Park, among others) and writing scripts for film and TV. Novelist and sometime screenwriter Sarah Bird will moderate the panel.

If you’re interested in attending, just RSVP at Registration is suggested as seating will be limited.

Founded in 2002, the Future Forum is an active membership organization of the LBJ Library and Museum. The purpose of the Future Forum is to encourage participation in the Library and its activities, engage members in dialogue about current issues, and encourage greater civic involvement in our community. The Future Forum hosts numerous programs each year, including expert speakers, bipartisan panel discussions, engaging debates, and exhibit previews, in addition to a number of “cluster” activities focused on books and film. Membership is $50 per year and includes invitations and access to about six to eight programs each season. For more information, please visit

The Texas Book Festival was established in 1995 by First Lady Laura Bush, an ardent advocate of literacy, to honor Texas authors, promote the joys of reading and benefit the state's public libraries. Each fall, fans of literature, reading, and books find more than 190 of the nation's most accomplished and beloved writers at the Texas State Capitol for the annual Texas Book Festival. For more information, please visit

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