October 3, 2015
Season Kick-Off Meeting!
Writers (and readers) are sure to enjoy the inspirational insights, sharp wit and sage advice expressed by this very talented writer.
"Having spent so much of her own career trying to second-guess the market with screenplays, she urges her students to 'write what you love. People will see how good you are and what you can do.'
Though her path to success has been circuitous, Wagman has found her own singular voice and is determined to write the stories she wants to write, on her own terms — weird, likable, or not."--L.A. Times
“Wagman’s talent for imagery is well served by the subject matter, and the story is perfectly paced, with humorous breaks in the tension. A PEN Center USA Award winner (for Spontaneous), Wagman has crafted an unusual thriller for psychological crime devotees and fans of the peculiar.”–Publishers Weekly
"Diana Wagman’s fourth novel, “The Care and Feeding of Exotic Pets,” is about a Los Angeles divorcée kidnapped by a deranged iguana owner, and it’s Wagman’s best to date — a quick, engaging story, half thriller and half wry domestic drama."--The New York Times
Saturday, October 3, 2015
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Rancho Mirage Library, Community Room Best-selling author Diana Wagman is the author of five novels and numerous short stories, essays and reviews. Just released in May 2015, her new novel, Life #6, is loosely based on her own life; an adventurous, emotionally complex story about love, and the meaning of life and death. Prior accomplishments,, her novel The Care & Feeding of Exotic Pets, found its place in the Barnes & Noble Discover New Authors selection. Her novel, Spontaneous, won the 2001 USA PEN West Award for Fiction. Ms. Wagman wrote the original screenplay for DELIVERING MILO directed by Nick Castle and starring Bridget Fonda and Albert Finney.
*A lively Q & A with Diana Wagman will be available for members and guests after the presentation.
Contact person: VP Programs, Ann Marie Biskar