Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Hi folks,

For those who live in the same area as I do—Ft. Wayne, IN—I know this is extremely short notice, but today at 6 p.m., I’m delivering a workshop for fiction writers based on the film, Thelma & Louise, at Congregation Bnai' Jacob, 7227 Bittersweet Moors Dr., Ft. Wayne. (Just off Jefferson Highway (24W).

I’d meant to post this earlier, but my Halfzeimer’s must have kicked in as I just realized a few minutes ago that today was the day! If anyone’s interested, they have seats left at a nominal cost (I think, $5). I’ll show the film, stopping it often to point out and illustrate how screenwriter Callie Khouri utilized techniques that solidly inform fiction techniques. I’ve given this presentation a number of times in the past and garnered wonderful and glowing reviews from the attendees. It will take about 3 ½ hours for the presentation.

If interested and you think you might want to attend (even at this late notice!), drop me an email for any questions you might have at butchedgerton@comcast.net. I’ve been told that since this is in a synagogue, men will need to wear a baseball cap or a Kippah or other head covering.

Again, sorry for the late notice!

Blue skies,


Paul D Brazill said...

Good choice. Beaut of a screenplay. Did she write anything else?

Les Edgerton said...

Yes, several and she's still writing. They're all good, but clearly this is her best. It was her first and she won the Oscar for it. It's the best teaching screenplay I've ever read by far. Not a single frame that doesn't contain a teaching moment.

Chelsea said...

I enjoyed your presentation. It was very informative, and I couldn't stop thinking about the movie and all the teaching moments it holds. It made me think of my writing from a different perspective. Thanks for taking the time to share.

Les Edgerton said...

Thanks, Chelsea! I'm glad you found it useful. We had a good time, didn't we!