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Saturday, October 26 • 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Writing Across Mediums

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With the continued rise of new and emerging mediums, there are more opportunities than ever for writers to share their stories. Join these panelists who have built a career writing across mediums for their advice on using new forms of storytelling as a calling card for breaking in and getting your story out there.

Must have an AFF Producers, Conference, Weekend, or Lone Star Badge for entry.

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Samantha Levenshus

writer Neon Future (comic book), The Grimm World (play), Holy Unexpected (tv); Development Executive, Script Pipeline
Samantha Levenshus works as a writer in sunny Santa Monica. She recently finished work on Steve Aoki’s comic book series NEON FUTURE, which she co-wrote with Eisner Award-winner Jim Krueger. Her love for characters and storytelling was born in theater and, as a playwright, she’s... Read More →

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Matthew Derby

writer Phreaks, Sandra, The Silent History, Super Flat Times
Matthew Derby is the author of Phreaks, an Audible Original scripted audio narrative launching in January 2020. He also co-wrote the Gimlet scripted podcast Sandra and The Silent History, the first digital novel written and designed specifically for the iPhone, later released as a... Read More →
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Lauren Shippen

creator The Bright Sessions, The AM Archives; CEO, Atypical Artists
Lauren Shippen is a writer most known for her work in fiction podcasts. She was the creator and sole writer of the popular audio drama The Bright Sessions, which ran from 2015 to 2018. She went on to executive produce The AM Archives and co-produce Passenger List before founding Atypical... Read More →
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Steven Walters

head writer/co-creator/co-executive producer 1865: the Audio Drama; writer American Scandal, American History Tellers
Steven Walters is a Los Angeles based writer, director, actor and producer. Steven is a former member of the resident company at Dallas Theater Center in addition to being a co-founder of Second Thought Theatre in Dallas, Texas. As an actor, Steven is best known for his role on NBC's... Read More →
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Kirk Lynn

The Method Gun; head of the Department of Theatre and Dance at UT; the Artistic Director of The Rude Mechanicals
Kirk Lynn is a novelist and playwright living in Austin, TX with his wife, the poet Carrie Fountain, and their children, Olive and Judah. Kirk is one of five artistic directors of the Rude Mechs theatre collective. With the Rudes Kirk has written and adapted many plays, including... Read More →

Saturday October 26, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm CDT
InterContinental Stephen F. Austin, Assembly Room 701 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701