McMurry to Host Texas Screenwriter

  Gary Ellison
  Monday, March 20, 2017 2:29 PM
  Archives 2014 - 2015

Abilene, TX

McMurry University’s 2017 Knox-Bennett Guest Writer will be award-winning screenwriter Lauren Modery. Modery will discuss the importance of blogging at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in the Jay-Rollins Library. 

The Austin American-Statesman recently named her blog, Hipstercrite, Austin’s best local blog.

The film Loves Her Gun, which Modery co-wrote, will be screened at 7 p.m. Thursday in Ryan Little Theatre. Loves Her Gun received the Lewis Black Lone Star Award at the 2013 South-by-Southwest Film Festival and has been praised by the New York Times The film runs about 90 minutes. Immediately after the film, Modery will discuss the craft and business of screenwriting and answer questions from the audience. 

Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact McMurry Professor of English Cole Thompson at 325-793-4864.

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