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July 18, 2019

Thursday | 7:00-9:00pm


Don’t miss Emmy-nominated Screenwriter Cynthia Whitcomb at ISA’s Thursdays PDX— July 18th!  July’s monthly mixer is for Portland screenwriters, and the film and television community. Learn, network, and win door prizes in a casual environment — then mingle at SouthPark afterward.

One of Portland’s most prolific and awarded writers, CYNTHIA WHITCOMB is a screenwriter, playwright, author, and educator. She has 75 sold scripts, including 30 produced!  She’s been nominated for the Emmy, W.G.A., Humanitas, Oregon Book, Drammy and Edgar Allan Poe awards. Her credits include: Buffalo Girls, I Know My First Name is Stephen,  Mark Twain and,mn,b Me, and many others. And she is one of Portland’s most sought-after writing teachers.

This event is free and open to all.

Event Door Prizes TBA


Special Guest Cynthia Whitcomb :

Cynthia Whitcomb has sold 75 scripts, 30 of which have been produced. She has been nominated for the Emmy, W.G.A., Humanitas, Oregon Book Award, Drammy and Edgar Allan Poe Awards.  Her works include Buffalo Girls (miniseries, starring Anjelica Huston, nominated for 11 Emmys.)   I Know My First Name is Stephen (for which she was Emmy nominated.)  Mark Twain and Me starring Jason Robards (Emmy, Best Children’s Program.)  Whitcomb has created roles for Martin Sheen, Ellen Burstyn, Liev Schreiber, Gena Rowlands and many others.  Her plays for theatre include Lear’s Follies, The Seven Wonders of Ballyknock, and Parnassus on Wheels. Her most recent screenwriting book is The Heart of the Film.  She teaches writing locally and takes a group of writers on a trans-Atlantic writing cruise every spring.  More info at


Meet your Hosts:

Mary Andonian is a novelist and screenwriter based in the Northwest. Despite a few prestigious college degrees unrelated to writing (somewhere in there lies a dark story), Mary has authored the teen inspirational book, BITSY’S LABYRINTH (which she also adapted into a screenplay), and the screenplays TIME SHARE, GUARDIAN JOE, THE SOUND OF RAIN and FOUR COLLEGE ESSAYS. She is a former board member of Willamette Writers, one of the largest writers’ associations in the country. Over the years, her passion for writing inspired her to take on leadership roles at the group’s annual Willamette Writers Conference, including Program Coordinator and Literary and Film Committee Co-Chair. In those roles, Mary collaborated with scores of Hollywood agents, managers and producers to arrange pitch sessions, seminars and workshops at the conference. Reach Mary at

David Poulshock is an award-winning Northwest screenwriter and filmmaker whose work includes TV commercials and corporate films; the best-selling “Wee Sing” kidvids for Universal Home Video; the groundbreaking public television series, “Mathematics Illuminated;” the feature documentary “Raw Materials;” and many other projects. His original screenplays have won accolades from the world’s top screenplay competitions. Prior to his film career, David was keyboardist with the legendary Northwest cult band, Upepo, an Oregon Music Hall of Fame honoree. He has served as adjunct faculty of the Art Institute of Portland, Chairman of the Willamette Writers Conference and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Northwest Academy, and currently serves on the board of Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (OVLA). Reach David at


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