Literary Salon: Rita Lakin

Monday, August 4, 2008 || 7pm ||
Rita Lakin, screenwriter and author of “Getting Old is the Best Revenge”

Book Passage – Corte Madera
51 Tamal Vista Dr., Corte Madera ||Screenwriter/author Rita Lakin speaks at Left Coast Writers

More writing is being done for the screen than ever before. Would you like to get a successful professional’s tips and advice about the ins and outs of that market?

If so, be sure to come to our Left Coast Writers Literary Salon on Monday, August 4, 2008, at 7pm in the Gallery at Book Passage in Corte Madera for a dynamic presentation by author/screenwriter RITA LAKIN!

Rita Lakin is a highly successful mystery novelist and an established television writer-producer and playwright. Her comedy mystery series revolves around an eccentric group of old ladies who become the oldest living private eyes in Florida. They include: “Getting Old is Murder,” “Getting Old is the Best Revenge,” “Getting Old is Criminal” and “Getting Old is to Die For.”

Rita’s television credits include: Executive Producer of “Executive Suite,” creator and show-runner/ producer of “Flamingo Road” and “Nightingales.” She also created “The Rookies.” She wrote many MOW’S (Movies of the Week) including “Death Takes a Holiday,” “Summer Without Boys,” “Message to my Daughter” and “A Sensitive Passionate Man.” Her mini-series includes “Strong Medicine” and “Voice of the Heart.”

Her two theatrical plays, “No Language but a Cry” and the musical “Saturday Night at Grossinger’s” (co-written) are still being produced.

Her numerous awards include: WGA, EMMY, MWA (Mystery Writers of America) Edgar Allen Poe award adn teh prestigious Avery Hopwood Award from the University of Michigan.

Lakin has just finished writing the fifth in her mystery series: “Getting Old is a Disaster.”