This Week is Lit

If you’re interested in the intersection of literature and film, don’t miss the upcoming conversation hosted by the American Writers Museum. On July 6th at 7:30pm EDT, they will facilitate an interview with Sarah Gubbins, the screenwriter and producer behind the drama and thriller Shirley (2020)

Sarah Gubbins is a Chicago-based creative and playwright. Her drama The Kid Thing won both the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Play and an Edgarton Foundation New American Play Prize. She has also written the plays: Fair Use, In Loco Parentis, and The Water Play, among others. 

Gubbin’s screenplay for Shirley is an adaptation of Susan Scarf Merrell’s novel of the same name. Both loosely explore the life of Shirley Jackson, the author responsible for the American classic “The Lottery.” You can watch Shirley on Hulu or rent it on most streaming platforms. 

Register for Monday’s free event on Eventbrite. 

More Reading and Workshop Resources: 

July 8, 7:30pm, Wild and Precious Life Series. 

Dustin Brookshire is hosting Lauren Camp, Tyree Daye, Major Jackson & Paula Mendoza at this event. Join the Zoom event at this link. 

July 10, 5:00 pm, East End Books Ptown Virtual Book Event.

Alex George will discuss his recent novel The Paris Hour at this Zoom event. Sign up for the link on Eventbrite. 

July 10, 6:00pm, Women and Children First Reading.

Catch Arhm Choi Wild—with Franny Choi and Lauren Whitehead—at this event hosted by the progressive bookshop Women and Children First and The Little Lights Reading Series. Register here.