BOOKSMITH: Live Podcast Scriptnotes with John August

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Booksmith is thrilled to host screenwriter and Scriptnotes host John August. This event will be a reading and signing, as well as a live recording of John's podcast Scriptnotes. With John in conversation will be Grant Faulkner—join us!


John will be discussing screenwriting and his debut children's book, Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire, with special guest Grant Faulkner. Scriptnotes is a weekly podcast about screenwriting, including everything from the craft to the business to the best ways to actually get yourself writing.


This is a free event, but seating is limited. To reserve a seat, you can buy a ticket here, which includes one copy of Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire (tickets are equal to the cost of the book plus tax).



Born and raised in Boulder, Colorado, John August earned a degree in journalism from Drake University and an MFA in film from USC. As a screenwriter, his credits include Big Fish, Charlie’s Angels, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride, and Frankenweenie. In addition to his film career, he hosts a popular weekly podcast, Scriptnotes, with Craig Mazin. He also created the Writer Emergency Pack, an educational storytelling tool that was distributed to over 2,000 classrooms in partnership with non-profit literacy groups like 826LA and NaNoWriMo. John and his family live in Los Angeles. For more, visit



Grant Faulkner is the Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month and the co-founder of 100 Word Story. His stories have appeared in dozens of literary magazines, including Tin HouseThe Southwest Review, and The Gettysburg Review. His essays on creativity have been published in The New York TimesPoets & WritersWriter’s Digest, and The Writer. He's published a collection of one hundred 100-word stories, Fissures, and his book of essays on creativity, Pep Talks for Writers: 52 Insights and Prompts to Boost Your Creative Mojo, was recently published by Chronicle Books.



RSVP appreciated but not required. If you are unable to attend the event but would like to request a signed copy of Arlo Finch, order below and put your notes in the comments field.




Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire Cover Image
ISBN: 9781626728141
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Book Press - February 6th, 2018