ARCHIVED EVENT: Funny Boy: A Screenwriting Case Study
November 23, 2023
Join award-winning author and screenwriter Shyam Selvadurai in a special one hour workshop focused on screenwriting. Shyam co-wrote the screenplay for his novel “Funny Boy” alongside the award-winning Deepa Mehta. Shyam will use the film as a case study to guide participants through the process and techniques to screenwriting.
About the Presenter
Shyam Selvadurai ‘s Funny Boy, won the W.H. Smith/ Books in Canada First Novel Award and the Lambda Literary Award in the US. He is the author of Cinnamon Gardens, Swimming in the Monsoon Sea and The Hungry Ghosts. His work has been translated into 9 languages and published worldwide. Funny Boy was made into a film, for which Shyam co-wrote the screenplay, and for which he won the Canadian Screen Award and the New York Cinema Independent Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Shyam’s new novel Mansion of the Moon, a historical novel about the Buddha’s wife, was released by Knopf and Penguin India. His website is www.shyamselvadurai.com