Gerri George, WRR Literary Editor, writes stories, which often portray the human side of outsiders, have appeared in Literal Latte, Penn Review Literary Magazine, The Bucks County Writer, Quiddity International Literary Journal, and elsewhere. “A Rose by Any Other Name” was a Pushcart Prize nominee. “Night,” read by a professional actor before a literature-loving audience in London, Soho, also appears on the Liars’ League website, under the Sex and the City theme. She received a Barbara Deming Memorial Fund writing grant for women artists. Her article, “The Benefits of Chocolate,” appeared on Futurehealth.org. WEBSITE: www.futurehealth.org
Penn Review Literary Journal reprinted her story “Watching Belle’s Daughters” in an anniversary issue, chosen as a staff favorite, and read aloud at a University of Pennsylvania event. The story, a woman stopping her car for children in a crosswalk and deciding whether she and her husband should have children, was acknowledged by the listening audience as an important issue.
She worked a stint in California, long distance, as Associate Producer on several award-winning short films and web series, She studied screenwriting techniques and texts via the cyber world including theory by Robert McKee, Aaron Sorkin, John Truby, and Hal Croasmun. She’s written screenplays such as an adventure for children, and dramas for grown-ups, and a short script adapting one of her stories, A Rose by Any Other Name. In this story, a man struggles to come to terms with his grandchild’s gender reassignment decision. Screenplay and other awards along the way. She co-wrote with William Eib a TV series bible which was optioned by a trio of Hollywood producers.
As Literary Editor of WRR, she solicited both original work and reprints which included unique content by talented writers. A few examples: pieces such as “Three Myths About Art and Success” by singer-songwriter Carsie Blanton; a rare interview with the Dalai Lama by Edie Weinstein; and “Our First Language: Why Kids Need Poetry”, a wonderful essay by Jade Leone Blackwater, a Washington state poet.
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