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Did Your Well of Inspiration Dry Up When You Dried Out?

4:00 pm in Announcements, Books by Travis Koplow

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You don’t need to be Dylan Thomas or Dorothy Parker to understand that the writing bone is all too often connected to the gin drinking bone. So what happens when you sober up? How do you foster the creative spirit if you’re not loaded? Writers in Treatment has an upcoming panel devoted to that predicament.

On October 13 at the Skirball, WIT and Hazelden present Chasing the Muse (when you are stone cold sober). Hosted by William Cope Moyers, with filmmaker actress/singer Katey Sagal; writer/creator of Sons of Anarchy, Kurt Sutter; novelist Michelle Huneven; and journalist/author Mark Ebner, the conversation will range from sources of inspiration to the role of recovery in the creative process. Ray Bradbury once said “You must stay drunk on writing so reality doesn’t destroy you.” Yes, but how?

The panel is $25 and you can register online here.

And there is a dessert reception afterward because inspiration is even better when followed by dessert.

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More on the Reel Recovery Film Fest

3:30 pm in Filmmaking/Filmmakers by Travis Koplow

daysofwineandrosesI posted last week about the Reel Recovery film series hosted by Writers in Treatment (WIT), Tuesday nights at the Silent Movie Theater. Because I only write about the stuff I find interesting (hello, difference between blogging and other writing) I went to the opening screening of Permanent Midnight the night before last and I had such a good time I thought it only right to let you all know what you missed.

Red velvet cupcakes. More on this and other lures after the break. Read the rest of this entry →

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The All-Addiction Film Fest

1:29 am in Filmmaking/Filmmakers, Uncategorized by Travis Koplow

blue-syringeIf there’s one thing I love more than movies, it’s drugs, and when you’re talking movies about drugs–well, I’m in. Beginning April 7 and running every Tuesday for eight weeks, the Silent Movie Theater is screening the all-addiction film festival, hosted by Writers in Treatment (where do you think that WIT comes from anyway?). If you couple that with the Silent Movie Theater’s post-punk junk series on Thursdays, I’m pretty much in heaven. What doesn’t kill us, entertains us. The last time I was at the Silent Movie Theater it was to see  The Punk Rock Movie and they gave out cans of Tecate at the door. I have tickets to go see Permanent Midnight next week. I fear to think what they’ll be passing out for that one. The all-addiction (aka Reel Recovery) schedule together with my kibitzing after the jump. Read the rest of this entry →

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