City of Sydney Library and Sydney Writers Festival present a free film screening and Q and A with acclaimed screenwriter and author Jesse Andrews.
Jesse’s adapted his debut novel, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl into a feature film which went on to win the Sundance Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize. The uniquely funny story follows the lives of 3 high school friends.
This special screening for young people will be followed by an in-depth Q and A. Jesse will describe the creative writing process behind the transformation of his book into a screenplay. In conversation with Clare Sawyer.
Tickets are free, however bookings are essential. Maximum of 4 tickets per booking.
Jesse Andrews is an American author and screenwriter, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and currently living in California. His debut novel, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, was published in 2012 and has been translated into 20 languages. His second novel, The Haters, was published in 2016. His third novel, Munmun, will publish in April 2018. He has also written the feature-film adaptations of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and David Levithan’s novel Every Day, and continues to write both books and movies.
Clare Sawyer is a producer and programmer, specialising in family, education and young adult programs. She is currently the Sydney Writers Festival’s Head of Children’s and YA Programs and the guest curator of family films for the Sydney Film Festival. Previously Clare programmed for Flickerfest, Dungog and Cockatoo Island Film Festivals and worked with the Youth Jury at Berlin Film Festival. From 2007 to 2010, Clare was Producer and General Manager of the Inside Film (IF) Awards. As a producer, she made 5 award-winning films that screened at numerous international film festivals including Telluride, Palm Springs and Locarno.