University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Save the date for 2017!

March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Save the date for 2018!

March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Michael Tolkin

Jacek Laskus

Mr. Tolkin is appearing courtesy of Grove Atlantic

Michael Tolkin is an award-winning writer, director, and producer. His novels include “The Player," The Return of the Player," Among the Dead” and “Under Radar.” For the film adaptation of “The Player,” Tolkin won the Writers Guild Award, the British Academy Award, the PEN Center USA West Literary Award, the Edgar Allan Poe Award for best crime screenplay, and a nomination for the Academy Award. Most recently, he has been a consulting producer and writer for the Showtime series “Ray Donovan.”

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Scheduled events:
Apocalypse 101: How to Destroy the World
Why do you like writing about destroying the world?

UA Mall Tent (Seats 250)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Mira Grant, Yvonne Navarro, Benjamin Percy, Michael Tolkin
Moderator: Toby Wehner
Screenwriting: Getting it Right
The challenges inherent in screenwriting are many. Every element in a screenplay - from opening scene to character development to structure - must deliver in order for producers to love it and audiences to applaud it. Three expert writers with Hollywood experience will offer tips to help you write a red-carpet worthy screenplay.

Student Union Ventana (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Book / Movie Biz
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Ginia Desmond, Allan Hamilton, Michael Tolkin
Moderator: Jeff Yanc
Writing Hurdles
Crafting a novel can be a tricky endeavor. What problems have these authors encountered and how did they solve them?

Koffler Room 216 (Seats 89, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Beth Cato, Sam Sykes, Michael Tolkin
Moderator: Lupita Chavez

NK3: A Novel
Fiction / Literature
Atlantic Monthly Press - PBG
February 2017
ISBN 9780802125439
Hardcover, 320 pages
$25.00, INSTORE
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With The Player and The Return of the Player, Michael Tolkin established himself as the master novelist of modern Hollywood. More/less

The Player
Fiction / Literature
Grove/Atlantic - PBG
December 2007
ISBN 9780802135131
193 pages
$13.00, INSTORE
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"Just as Griffin suspected, there was a meeting in Levison's office without him." With this opening, we are taken into the mind and life of Griffin Mill, senior vice president of production at a major Hollywood studio. More/less

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