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TV Writing Guest Series Begins September 24 with 'Power' Showrunner Gary Lennon

gary lennonThe Stony Brook Southampton TV Writing program, based at the Manhattan Center for Creative Writing and Film, will launch a new TV Writing Guest Series on Monday, September 24, at 8 p.m. with special guest Gary Lennon, co-showrunner of the Starz hit " Power ."

Hosted by Stony Brook Southampton head of TV Writing Alan Kingsberg , the new series will feature in-depth discussions with TV writers and showrunners about the writing process, writers’ rooms, and a specific script or episode they’ve written.  

In addition to his work as the co-showrunner of "Power," Gary Lennon worked as a writer and producer on "Justified"—which earned him a Peabody Award, a WGA Award, and an AFI Award—and as a writer and producer on "Orange Is the New Black."

In preparation for the September 24 discussion with Gary Lennon, all those attending have been requested to watch "Power" Episode 509, "There's a Snitch Among Us."

Other guests slated to appear in the series at the Manhattan Center during October and November include Grace Edwards , a writer on "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," "Inside Amy Schumer" and "Loosely Exactly Nicole," on October 1 at 7:30 p.m.; and Soo Hugh , showrunner for "Pachinko" (in development), "The Whispers" and "The Terror," on November 5, also at 7:30 p.m.

Seating for this series is limited and reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. There are no seats remaining for the Gary Lennon discussion; all those who wish to attend the Grace Edwards program on October 1 or the Soo Hugh discussion on November 5 should RSVP to leland.gill@stonybrook.edu as soon as possible.

The Manhattan Center for Creative Writing and Film is located at 535 Eighth Avenue, fifth floor. The TV Writing Special Guest series will be offered in the South Space. For more information, contact Leland Gill at leland.gill@stonybrook.edu .