On Saturday, July 20, the WriteStuff Writers and The Center for Performing Arts in Carmel are teaming up for Across the Arts, a one-of-a-kind event transforming the Palladium into a “Writer’s Studio” for a day of literary fun for those who love to read books, magazines, newspapers; enjoy movies or want to learn more about connecting with social media or publishing. This is a day to enjoy up-close-and-personal conversations with some of Indiana’s finest writers across the writing and publishing spectrum.
Heartland Truly Moving Pictures (Heartland) will be capping off the Across the Arts’ After the Event VIP wine and cheese party with a special screening of short films from the Heartland Film Festival.
Heartland’s Festival Director Louise Henderson and Artistic Director Tim Irwin will also participate as panelists to discuss the Heartland Film Festival’s (HFF) submission process.
The HFF is an Academy Award®-qualifying festival within the Short Films category. As an organization that continues to grow, the HFF welcomed 92 independent filmmakers from 25 countries, awarded over $140,000 in prize money, programmed 119 films and inspired 22,000 attendees at screenings and events across Indianapolis, experiencing an overall 5.7 percent growth in attendance last October.
The Across the Arts event, which goes from noon to 6:00 p.m., will be divided into two sessions made up of panels including Indiana authors, publishers, columnists, magazine editors, social media experts, filmmakers and film festival executives, with plenty of time for audience Q-and-A. And audience members will have the opportunity to win fabulous prizes while being treated to the laugh-inducing game show Wait, Wait, Do Tell Me! hosted by humorist Dick Wolfsie.
Other guests will include Pulitzer Prize finalist and esteemed biographer Michael Shelden (Simon & Schuster), Academy Award-winning screenwriter Angelo Pizzo, iconic novelist and screenwriter Dan Wakefield, fiction author and noted cellist Edward Kelsey-Moore (Knopf), and Emmy-winning documentarian Michael Husain. Matthew Tully, columnist, Cathy Kightlinger, Talk of Our Town columnist and Jolene Katzenburger and T.J.Banes, special feature Indy Star columnists, among others will also share the stage.
For a complete Across the Arts program listing with all presenters, visit www.writestuffwriters.com. For more information on the event, contact WriteStuff Writers founder Andy Murphy at (317) 432-9804 or Amy Pauszek, publicity director at (317) 288-4201.
Exclusive Ticket Offer
General admission tickets are $60, $40 for seniors (55+) and $18 for any student or teacher with a valid student/school ID. To take advantage of a special buy one, get one free promotion (two tickets for $30), please use promo code “WRITESTUFF” at www.TheCenterPresents.org or mention the promotion when calling the Center for Performing Arts Box Office at (317) 843-3800.