“Litflix: Adapting North Carolina Literature into Film” will be held Sept. 21-22 at Joyner Library with literary powerhouse Charles Frazier, author of “Cold Mountain.”
Joining him for panel discussions will be Daniel Wallace, author of “Big Fish;” Lois Duncan, “I Know What You Did Last Summer;” Timothy Tyson, “Blood Done Sign My Name;” James Dodson ‘75, “Faithful Travelers;” Randall Kenan, “Foundations of the Earth;” Eleanora E. Tate, “Just an Overnight Guest;” and Jeffrey Franklin, “For The Lost Boys.”
The writers will share their experiences in seeing their written works made into movies. Filmmakers Elizabeth Benfey and Dante James will screen short films they created from fiction and will discuss the craft of screenwriting and translating the story into visual media.
The writers also will offer five workshops focusing on writing poetry, fiction and screenwriting. Prior to the Literary Homecoming, the works of the writers and the art of filmmaking will be featured in New Bern, Morehead City, Rocky Mount, Wilson and Greenville. These programs will include film showcases on North Carolina short stories, author presentations on the films made from their books, and discussions of several of the authors and their works.