Founders Letter



The night is darkening round me,
The wild winds coldly blow;
But a tyrant spell has bound me
And I cannot, cannot go.
The giant trees are bending
Their bare boughs weighed with snow.
And the storm is fast descending,
And yet I cannot go.
Clouds beyond clouds above me,
Wastes beyond wastes below;
But nothing drear can move me;
I will not, cannot go.

—Emily Brontë


In other words, Stay Warm and Write On!
Elizabeth, Nitza, Abbey, & Liza

LAB News

TWL 2023 SUBMISSIONS will open
in early February.

Please visit our WEBSITE the first week in January
for more information about applying. 
We're excited to announce our
first event of 2023! 

Save the date, and stay tuned for more details....


Mandy Fabian (TWL 2016)
is one of the recipients of a NewNarratives grant, created
by NewFilmmakers Los Angeles and Warner Bros. Discovery brand OneFifty. Mandy will use the grant support post-production on her comedy feature Jess Plus None.
Read more in DEADLINE.
Congratulations TWL Alum Nanci Katz Ellis (TWL 2016) and her writing parter Cylin Busby on the premier of their film A Tale of Two Christmases (Hallmark). 

Thanks to some holiday magic,
Emma gets to experience two
different Christmases—one with
a new crush in the city, and one
back home with her family.

Watch on Saturday, 
December 17, Midnight est

Pamela Harris (TWL 2017) appeared on Conversations
With Animals,
 the podcast
created by Juliana Roth,
writer and filmmaker. 

Listen to Pam's
Congratulations 2021 Alumnae Virginia Abramovich and Katherine Andrews, whose TWL project LIL just placed in the top 10 Finalist list for sci-fi / fantasy in the Final Draft - Big Break Script Competition
Sammy & Me, the award-winning solo musical biography by TWL Alum Wendy Dann (TWL 2021) and Eric Jordan Young, will be one of four shows headlining Bay Street Theater's 2023 Mainstage season! 
Read more about the
lineup and get your tickets
Broadway World.
Christine Hoang (TWL 2020) was the winner of the the Yes, And… Laughter Lab (YALL) Showcases, an incubation lab, pitch program, and industry showcase for comedy creators whose projects ignite social change. She is now represented by
3 Arts Entertainment 
as a writer & actor. 


The Postmistress of Paris, by Meg Waite Clayton (TWL 2019) is out in paperback! (October Costco Book Club pick and a USA Today Bestseller), and The Last Train to London, on which she based her TWL project, is available in paperback, in multiple languages.


Do you have an excellent script? Get FilmarketHub's seal of excellence with their analysis: If you get a Score greater than 8 out of 10, you will receive the Excellent Script seal and an invitation to upload it to their market. More information HERE.


Applications are open for Stowe Story Labs 2023
narrative labs, writers retreats, fellowships,
and partial scholarships. Learn more here!
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