• Meeting Schedule 

    All regular meetings start at 6 pm


    Important: Our in-person meetings are held in the classroom at A1 Vacuum and Sewing Center, 140 West Center Street, Kalispell, MT. We ask you to please park in the rear and use the back door.

    March 7 - Kathy Dunnehoff

    Time change: Beginning Dec 7 all meetings will start at 6 pm through the rest of the Winter months. 

    Kathy's topic: Stage Business - Let's practice writing the small actions of a story!

    This a Zoom and in-person meeting 


    Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 422 105 0569
    Passcode: Authors

    March 12 - Crafting a Tellable Story - Flathead Story Concerts Incubator

    Join Glenn & Barbara Schiffman online on Tuesday, 3/12, for a free 2-hour "story incubator" workshop to help potential local Tellers create 6-8 minute stories (900-1200 words) that could be shared at 2024 Flathead Story Concerts.


    Barb & Glenn will (a) share their preferred 4-part story structure (similar to The Moth Radio Hour and other spoken word event stories), (b) help you brainstorm tellable story ideas, and (c) cover guidelines for 2024 Story Concert submission.


    You can attend one or more workshops (March thru August) even if you don't submit to FSC.


    This is a Zoom only meeting. But space is limited and REGISTRATION is required here:



    Questions? Call them at 747-238-0038 or email to story23fvcc@gmail.com

    March 14 - Guest Speaker - Jeff Giles

    Join Authors of the Flathead Speakers Series as host Susan Purvis interviews Vanity Fair's Executive Hollywood Editor Jeff Giles.

    Not only does Jeff run Vanity Fair's Hollywood Editorial Division, he also writes nonfiction and is a YA novelist with his 3rd book under contract.

    Fresh off the Academy Awards, Jeff will answer questions about the famous Vanity Fair party and his writing life in LA.


    Jeff has also worked for Time Magazine, The New York Times, and Newsweek.

    This is an open Q&A forum. 

    This will be Zoom only

    Zoom access info to be posted soon

    March 21 - Open Readings

    Time change: Beginning Dec 7, 2023 all meetings will start at 6 pm through the rest of the Winter months. 


    You are invited to our Open Readings at 6 pm at A-1 Vacuum in downtown Kalispell - please park in the rear & use the back door.

    Plan to read up to 6 pages if there is a light crowd; otherwise, 2-3 pages, double-spaced with 1" margins.

    If you have a few pages, you'd like input on, make about 8-10 copies to pass out, and bring them along. Plan to read up to 6 pages if there is a light crowd, otherwise 2-3 pages, double-spaced with 1" margins. If you're shy about reading aloud your own prose, someone else would be glad to read for you.

    If you don't have anything to present, please come and share your enthusiasm & experience with the readers. We were all newbies at one time...

    March 28 - MT Screenwriting Group

    Discussion of 2024 Oscar-winning scripts + "Oscar Wars" book


    March 10th is the Academy Awards telecast -- so let's talk Oscars! We'll discuss Michael Schulman's non-fiction book "Oscar Wars: A History of Hollywood in Gold, Sweat and Tears" (ebook version currently on sale at Amazon for only $1.99), and also the 2024 best picture Oscar winner plus the two best screenplays -- original and adapted.

    Get info on best picture nominees (inc. "Killer of the Flower Moon" with Montana's own Lily Gladstone):

    Once they're honored at the 3/10 Oscar telecast (live on ABC from 5-8pm MT), Barbara will make the 2 best screenplays available for educational purposes on request. After 3/11, to request PDF copies email her at montanascreenwriting@gmail.com 

    This is a Zoom only meeting - 6-8pm MT time.
    Join Zoom Meeting:

    Meeting ID: 823 4364 1571
    Passcode: MTSG24

    Questions? Email Barbara Schiffman at montanascreenwriting@gmail.com 

    April 7 - Kathy Dunnehoff

    Topic TBA