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Friday, October 26 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Writing the Young Adult

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From Mean Girls to The Breakfast Club, audiences of every age have always been fascinated by the teen experience. But behind every Ferris Bueller, there’s an adult writer struggling to sound authentic. Join this discussion on what it takes to develop rich and complex teen stories and characters, and what tropes you should avoid along the way.

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Karol Hoeffner

Karol Ann Hoeffner is the Graduate Director of Screenwriter for Loyola Marymount University where she oversees two program tracks: Writing for the Screen and Writing and Producing for Television. Before coming to LMU in 2008, she worked as a screenwriter in Hollywood where she wrote... Read More →

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Charmaine DeGraté

writer/producer The 100, Netflix’s Chambers (2019)
Writer/Supervising Producer of The100 and Netflix’s Chambers, set to premiere in 2019.Charmaine DeGraté is a screenwriter and television producer. Currently, Charmaine is writing and producing two television shows: the sixth season of the critically acclaimed science fiction drama... Read More →
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Michael H. Weber

writer The Disaster Artist, (500) Days of Summer, The Spectacular Now, The Fault In Our Stars
Michael H. Weber is an Oscar-nominated screenwriter and award-winning independent film producer.With Scott Neustadter, he adapted The Disaster Artist, which was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 90th Academy Awards. Their other writing credits include (500) Days Of Summer... Read More →


Friday October 26, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm CDT
Central Presbyterian Church, Sanctuary