Oscar-nominated screenwriter Scott Silver to keynote 2012 North Words Writers Symposium in Skagway

Registration has opened for the third annual North Words Writers Symposium, scheduled for May 30-June 2 in Skagway.


The keynote address will be given by screenwriter Scott Silver, of New York City. He will be joined by Alaska writers including Lynn Schooler, Deb Vanasse, John Straley, Heather Lende, Seth Kantner, Kim Heacox, Nick Jans and Dave Hunsaker.

Scott Silver co-wrote the script for “The Fighter,” which was nominated for best original screenplay for the 2011 Academy Awards. It also was nominated for a BAFTA, WGA, and Critic’s Choice Award. Silver also wrote “8 Mile” and is currently working on an adaption of “The Imperfectionists” by Tom Rachman for Plan B, and “Floor of Heaven” by Howard Blum for Fox 2000 and Chernin Entertainment.

Registration is now open on the symposium website, www.nwwriterss.com, where there are links to panel topics, faculty bios and a schedule of symposium events. A maximum of 50 participants will be accepted for this year’s symposium. The cost is $300 for the four days.

The event is sponsored by the Muncipality of Skagway Convention and Visitors Bureau with support from Alaska Magazine, The Skagway News Co., and Sgt. Preston’s Lodge.

For more information, visit www.nwwriterss.com,


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