Fall 2020 Harman Writer-in-Residence: Xiaolu Guo
Born in China, Xiaolu Guo is a writer and filmmaker. Her feature She, a Chinese (2009) is a movie that won the top award at the Locarno International Film Festival. The first of her novels to be written in English, “A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers,” has been translated into 26 languages, and her 2017 memoir, Nine Continents, won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography.
Guo will be teaching JRN 3650/3650H Visual Narratives: Writing for Film and Television. Her course will focus on the role of the screenwriter and examine various methods of developing a dramatic screenplay. In-class workshops will address the construction of dialogue, characters, scenes, and stories, as students learn to edit and critique their own and others’ work.