Tom Perrotta: Craft of Writing, Foray into Cinema

THU, FEB 17, 2005 (1:45)

Tom Perrotta reads from some of his works and discusses the craft of writing and his first forays into the world of cinema. His writing depicts cultures and subcultures with skewering accuracy and no small dose of satire, humor, and compassion, whether it be student life in the Ivy League of Joe College or suburban parenthood in Little Children.

+ BIO: Tom Perrotta

Tom Perrotta is the author of six works of fiction including Bad Haircut, The Wishbones, Election, and the New York Times bestsellers Joe College, Little Children, and most recently, The Abstinence Teacher. In 1999, Election was made into an acclaimed feature film directed by Alexander Payne and starring Reese Witherspoon and Matthew Broderick. In 2006, Perrotta was nominated for an Academy Award for the screenplay for the movie version of Little Children, which was directed by Todd Field and starred Kate Winslet and Jennifer Connelly. He lives with his family outside Boston.

Wellesley College
Filmmakers Series