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March 7 Chapter Meeting - Emily Ziff Griffin

PFLAG Mt. Horeb welcomes speaker, author, screenwriter, and essayist Emily Ziff Griffin. Griffin will read a recent essay published in the New Yorker last September that chronicles an all-gay Caribbean cruise vacation she took with her father as a young teen in 1991 while her dad was dying of AIDS,

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March 7 Chapter Meeting - Emily Ziff Griffin

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Mar 07, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Zoom Meeting

About the event

PFLAG Mt. Horeb welcomes speaker, author, screenwriter, and essayist Emily Ziff Griffin. Griffin will read a recent essay published in the New Yorker last September that chronicles an all-gay Caribbean cruise vacation she took with her father as a young teen in 1991 while her dad was dying of AIDS, as well as share about how her childhood influenced her debut novel LIGHT YEARS, along with the majority of her creative work. Please see her bio below.

Emily Ziff Griffin is the author of the critically-acclaimed novel, LIGHT YEARS which she adapted for television with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment. Currently, she is writing LAST DANCE, a feature for Endeavor Content based on her recently published New Yorker essay ‘The Last Dance with With My Dad’ with WEST SIDE STORY’s Rachel Zegler set to star. She previously served as a writer on Apple TV+’s upcoming limited series based on the life of legendary screen actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr with Gal Gadot attached to star. She is developing a teen eco-activist show for Brad Weston’s Makeready and a romantic comedy feature for producer Laura Bickford. Her essays have appeared in the New Yorker, the Yale Review, Self, Culture Trip, Rookie, Refinery29, and elsewhere. Formerly, she co-founded Cooper’s Town Productions with the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, a company she ran for ten years. There, she developed and produced numerous projects, including CAPOTE and Hoffman’s directorial debut, JACK GOES BOATING. She has run three marathons, slowly, and holds a degree from Brown University in art-semiotics, the study of how images make meaning.

Emily will speak from 6-7. The second hour is devoted to support and sharing for those who wish to attend. Please register in advance to receive the Zoom link

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