John Gamel (see more of his work in ) has tackled yet another close-to-the-bone topic, and it created a flurry of responses during the workshop. John is, to say the least, one of the most calm author's when having his work responded to, especially when it elicits visceral responses from the workshoppers.
is a seemingly mellow story about a daughter and a step-father dealing with the daughter's drug addiction. John's use of objectifying dialogue by the daughter herself brought the workshop to a frenzy! This was one of the most intense sessions I've been in here at TMPW! My hat is off to the workshoppers who were willing to hang it all out there, and to John who took it all in, and wanted more! Now that's workshopping! My thanks to Gene Griffith, Libba Beaucham and Catherine Weingerten for the great session, and to John for sharing yet another ambitious script!
You can , but get ready... we get a little raucous!
Oh, and in keeping with the tradition we started in of the John Gamel essay linking, check out this essay by John, "." ( links to his most famous essay, "" - it's a hoot!)