November 22, 2012

"No art passes our conscience in the way film does,
and goes directly to our feelings, deep down
into the dark rooms of our souls."
~Ingmar Bergman.

with Sheila KOHLER, acclaimed author

DATE: December 15, 2012
TIME: 10:30-12h30
AGES: 13-16+
LOCATION: 75015, Metro Volontaires
RSVP: Please fill out this online form to secure your spot.
PARTICIPATION FEE: 10 euros, GiF Members have priority
Deadline: December 5

Description: We will talk about film and fiction and how they have influenced one another. What is your favorite book and has it been made into a movie? Which did you like better? Do you think books have been influenced by movies and can you think of any that have been that you have read?   What are the basic elements of a scene?  Is this different in film and fiction? We will read a few scenes and compare with a movie version and have you construct one of both, so bring paper and pencil.

About Sheila Kohler:
Sheila Kohler is the author of nine novels: most recently “Becoming Jane Eyre” “Love Child” "Cracks" and “The Bay of Foxes” (all Penguin) and three collections of short stories.
Ms. Kohler was awarded the O.Henry twice, the Open Voice, the Smart Family Foundation, The Willa Cather, and the Antioch Review Prize. She was a fellow at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center and at the American Academy of Rome (summer, 2012). She teaches creative writing at Princeton and Bennington. Cracks was filmed with Jordan Scott as director and Ridley Scott as executive producer with Eva Green playing Miss G.         For more information visit:

Thank you Sheila Kohler for returning, once again, to inspire our teenagers with your passion and expertise.

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Best regards,

Helen Sahin Connelly

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