In late 2019, Annette Maxberry-Carrara, won the Moms@Work Scholarship for an early draft of her screenplay, Night Letter. This scholarship allowed her to attend our Story Summit without financial burden to her or her family.
While at the Summit in February 2020, Annette was mentored on her original screenplay by Tab Murphy, who worked with her one-on-one. “I was thrilled to be chosen for the Story Summit scholarship, especially to be personally mentored by Tab Murphy, one of the Academy Award nominated writers of Gorillas in the Mist and Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame.”
“The great thing about Annette is that she was anxious to make her script better and she was determined to do just that,” says mentor Tab Murphy. “Writers are chosen to attend the Summit not only because of their talent, but also because they have an interest in being heard. Annette was the perfect mentee.” …
Susan P. Hunter, an author from Gallatin, Tennessee, won the Dream On Writing Scholarship from the Story Summit in November, 2019. The award is for a writer 50 or over who has a dream of bringing a story to life.
According to Dream On judge, Jeff Arch, Academy Award-nominated writer of Sleepless in Seattle, Susan Hunter’s 77 Letters: Operation Morale Booster: Vietnam has the potential “to hit the sweet spot between something highly commercial and deeply emotional.”
Along with 50 other emerging writers, Susan attended the Winter Story Summit in February 2020 to be inspired, informed, and encouraged by other professional writers, including Jeff Arch. Now, after several drafts, hard work, and razor-focused rewriting, 77 Letters is launching its US release. And on September 27, 2020, Susan Hunter, will be paying it forward by walking for emerging women writers so they, too, can attend future Story Summits. …
Rodrigo Lumbi, the Project Manager for Walk for Story, had a problem: a worldwide pandemic. How could Rodrigo, 25, a software braniac, stage a walking event when the time of COVID 19 was not a time for events?
Then Rodrigo thought, he would design Walk for Story as a virtual event where people could participate from anywhere in America. The Walk for Story supports emerging women writers.
“There was Twitter, facebook, and Instagram, of course. They are all great in their own unique ways. But they were silos for activity,” says Rodrigo. “We needed an even bigger umbrella where people, especially teams of walkers, could remain in contact. …