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NEA BIG READ: DOOR COUNTY Adapting Novel to Screen: A Conversation with Patrick Somerville and Emily St. John Mandel
February 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
THE NEA BIG READ: DOOR COUNTY: STATION ELEVEN
ADAPTING NOVEL TO SCREEN: A CONVERSATION WITH PATRICK SOMERVILLE AND EMILY ST. JOHN MANDEL
Write On is proud to be a presenting partner with Door County Library on the 2021 NEA Big Read: Door County. The book selected for this year’s program is Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. A variety of online events are planned from January 28 through February 13, including book discussions, writing workshops, panel conversations and a visit by the author.
We are pleased to present a conversation with screenwriter Patrick Somerville and author Emily St. John Mandel on the adaptation of the novel Station Eleven to the screen for HBO Max. Join us for this unique opportunity to hear from two writers and friends about the process behind taking writing from the page to the screen.
Presented via Zoom. For more information, please visit the library’s Big Read website.
Patrick Somerville is a novelist and screenwriter, and the creator of the series Maniac (Netflix), as well as two upcoming series, Station 11 and Made For Love (HBO Max). He got his start writing for television on the FX drama The Bridge and later wrote for the second and third seasons of HBO’s The Leftovers. He is the author of two short story collections and the novels, This Bright River and The Cradle. He grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and lives with his wife and three kids in Los Angeles.
Emily St. John Mandel is the author of the critically acclaimed novel Station Eleven, a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award, as well as The Glass Hotel, which is a 2020 finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Mandel is the author of several other novels – Last Night in Montreal, The Singer’s Gun, and The Lola Quartet – all of which were Indie Next picks. NBCUniversal International Studios is acquiring the rights to Mandel’s 2020 mystery thriller novel The Glass Hotel with plans to turn it into a TV series by Lark Productions, with a screenplay written by Mandel.