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Film senior Hailey O’Brien becomes Wayne State’s next winner of natl. screenwriting fellowship…

Variety, Broadway World.com The Writers Guild of America East Foundation named Hailey O’Brien, a senior at Wayne State University studying film and psychology, to receive its Michael Collyer Memorial Fellowship in Screenwriting. O’Brien’s fellowship project, “Losing Grace,” is about one

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PencilPALS mentors meet their fifth grade correspondents at P.S. 16 in Corona, Queens

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NEW YORK— On May 21st, eleven writer and actor mentors went to P.S. 16, an elementary school in Corona, Queens, as part of their ongoing participation in PencilPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools). PencilPALS is an offshoot of BookPALS,

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PencilPALS Partnership Growing

The Screen Actors Guild Foundation’s volunteer writing program, PencilPALS: Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools is blossoming across the country thanks to a partnership with the WGAE Foundation and the volunteer efforts of Writers Guild Members who have joined the literary cause

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Third PencilPALS event with mentors and students in Corona, Queens

NEW YORK— On May 20th, nineteen writer and actor mentors went to P.S. 16, an elementary school in Corona, Queens, as part of their ongoing participation in PencilPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools). PencilPALS is an offshoot of BookPALS, a nationwide program of the Screen

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National Endowment of the Arts announces Grant to WGAE Foundation

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS ANNOUNCES GRANT TO WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA, EAST FOUNDATION $10,000 grant will support Actors and Writers Book Club May 19, 2011—New York, NY—Rocco Landesman, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, today announced that the

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Stories from the Workshops: Sassy Satterwhite

My Dear Friend by: Carlette “Sassy” Satterwhite Veterans Writing Workshop: Austin, TX The war on Iraq has forever changed the mindset of my dear friend and so many other military personnel and veterans who served during this time in history. It

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Stories From Workshops: Kat Honaker

Kat Honaker (aka Uncle Sam’s Mistress) one of our recent participants during our Helen Deutsch Writing Workshop for Caregivers in June, writes about her experience in New York and meeting interesting people along the way. Kat states of the opportunity to

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Sandy Writing Workshop

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Writing Workshop for those affected by Hurricane Sandy Reported by The Ocean Star September 27, 2013 By Kimberly Mollo Photo credit: Sueanne Goss, Star News Group POINT PLEASANT BEACH, NJ - While it is true the Jersey Shore was, by and

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Variety Reports: Dunoon to receive WGA fellowship prize

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Variety reports on Heather Dunoon’s Michael Collyer Memorial Fellowship in Screenwriting from WGI.

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Collyer Fellow James DiLapo wins 2012 Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting

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James DiLapo, the winner of the 2011 Michael Collyer Memorial Fellowship has won one of the prestigious Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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