Writing Workshop | Summer 2018

WRITE ON GOLDEN POND June 29 – July 1, 2018 Academy Award-winning writer Ernest Thompson offers his exclusive Write On Golden Pond workshop at his home in the idyllic Lakes Region of New Hampshire, close to where his classic movie ON GOLDEN POND was filmed. Open to eight writers only — of any age, experience or background — this weekend is all about process and getting in touch with your creative confidence, in an inspiring,

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Carroll County Times – December 2017

Westminster Grad Ernest Thompson an Oscar-Winning Storyteller Westminster High School graduate Ernest Thompson went on to write “On Golden Pond.” by Jacob deNobel, Reporter Carroll County Times For playwright Ernest Thompson, life has always been the greatest inspiration and source of material. For his best-known work, “On Golden Pond,” Thompson pulled from his own family history, with “Golden Pond” created directly from his summers in Maine. Despite spending his formative years here, Carroll County barely features

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What It’s Like to Win an Oscar

by Dan Reilly ~ Here, eight winners reflect on the humdrum and the surreal.   ERNEST THOMPSON Best Adapted Screenplay, On Golden Pond (1981) My date that night was Diana Ross. We’d been set up through mutual friends. I called her and said, “What time do you want me to pick you up?” and she said, “In what?” and I said, “The studio gave me a limo,” and she said, “How big?” So my limo

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FREE Music Video Screening: Sept 20

‘YOU ARE LOVED’ SCREENING MIFF By-the-Sea, Bar Harbor, Maine Sunday, September 20 | 1:00 PM If you haven’t seen the video Ernest directed for his new song “You Are Loved,” written with and performed by Maine’s own Justin Jaymes, you’ll have another chance on Sunday, September 20 at 1:00 pm. The screening will be followed by a 60-minute discussion with Ernest on “Putting Your Story to Music.” Working with collaborators from Carly Simon to Natalie MacMaster, Academy Award winner Ernest Thompson has

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