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Screenwriter Tom Pope to speak Aug. 13 in Wadena

The guest speaker at the Robertson Theatre will share experiences from a 25-year career in the Hollywood film industry.

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WADENA — Hollywood screenwriter Tom Pope is speaking at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 at the Robertson Theatre in Wadena.

Pope will discuss his 25 years of experience with the movie industry, during which he has written for Robert Redford, Barry Levinson, Francis Ford Coppola, Penny Marshall, Frank Oz and others. Some films he has written on include “The Curious Life of Benjamin Button,” “Bad Boys,” “F/X,” “Lords of Discipline” and “Hammett.”

Pope recently retired as a professor at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, where he taught screenwriting, creative writing, film history and related subjects. He lives in Stillwater with his wife, poet Freya Manfred. Their twin sons, Rowan and Bly Pope, are visual artists.

Pope’s presentation will be especially interesting to aspiring writers and anyone fascinated by the movies.

The Robertson Theatre is located at 600 Colfax Ave. SW in Wadena. For more information, contact the Wadena County Historical Society at 218-631-9079 or 603wchs@arvig.net.


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