Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Granite SoFFA, RiverRun Bookstore, NHFF present a reading and reception with author Joyce Maynard

[Received this event notice from our friends at Granite SoFFA.]

Granite SoFFA and RiverRun Bookstore, in conjunction with the
NHFF Screenplay Competition Committee, proudly present:

A Reading & Reception with Author Joyce Maynard

Plus an Opportunity to Meet the 2012 NHFF Screenplay Competition Grand Prize Winning Scribe

Please join us at RiverRun Bookstore in Portsmouth to meet Author Joyce Maynard as she reads from, talks briefly about, and answers questions regarding the recent filming of her novel Labor Day, which was adapted to the screen and filmed this summer in New England under the direction of Jason Reitman (who also directed and wrote Up in the Air starring George Clooney; Thank You for Smoking with Aaron Eckhart, and more). The reading is scheduled during the New Hampshire Film Festival, between events on Friday, October 12, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., at RiverRun Bookstore’s Fleet Street location.

Maynard will read a favorite short passage from her novel. “It will be an extremely sexy scene between Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin,” Maynard said of the co-stars who will appear in the film version of Labor Day, which is expected to be released next summer. 

The event will mark the third year that Granite SoFFA (the New Hampshire Society of Female Film Artists) hosts a cocktail hour at NHFF. During this year’s event the three organizing members of Granite SoFFA—Karlina Lyons, Sue Tinkham, and Dana Biscotti Myskowski—will offer attendees wine and light appetizers.

The NHFF Screenplay Competition Committee will also introduce this year’s Grand Prize Winning Scribe: Steve Lucas, author of the screenplay La Mujer (“The Woman”), which was selected as the best of the top four finalists by Maynard, who served as this year’s Grand Prize Judge.

Lucas, who leads a non-profit organization based in Texas that does extensive work in Central America, wrote a tale about a distraught reporter investigating a high-profile murder in Ecuador. While there, the reporter encounters an even greater mystery in rumors of a mysterious and beautiful woman being relentlessly pursued by drug lords.

RiverRun Bookstore, which regularly hosts readings and events, is located at 142 Fleet Street in Portsmouth, and on the web at www.RiverRunBookstore.com. Though no RSVP is necessary, Granite SoFFA invites Facebook aficionados to indicate their interest in attending through the newly created Facebook Event Page for this Oct. 12th, 5:30 to 7 p.m. reading and reception. The link can be found on the website at http://www.GraniteSoFFA.org/News---Events.html.