Award-winning author and screenwriter to speak at Washington College

CHESTERTOWN — Award-winning novelist and screenwriter Eugene Garcia-Cross is coming to Washington College’s Rose O’Neill Literary House on Tuesday, Feb. 20. He will read from several works of his fiction and take questions from the audience on the writing process and selling screenplays and series to television and streaming networks.

The event, which begins at 6 p.m., is part of the Sophie Kerr Screenwriter Series that brings film and TV writers to the college to teach classes and offer lectures and workshops.

The public is invited; there is no cost.

Garcia-Cross is the author of the collection “Fires of Our Choosing” (2012).

His short fiction has appeared in Narrative Magazine, TriQuarterly Online and American Short Fiction.

His debut novel, “Miss Me Forever,” has recently been released with Dzanc Books.

As a screenwriter, Garcia-Cross has written for NBC, the Disney Channel and NBC’s Peacock streaming service — among others.

He also has taught at Northwestern University, Drew University and the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Garcia-Cross is the recipient of scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and fellowships from NBC, the National Hispanic Media Coalition, the Yaddo Artists’ Colony and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference.

The Rose O’Neill Literary House is located at 407 Washington Ave., across the street from the main campus. Parking is available behind the Lit House. A campus map is available here,

To learn more about the Lit House, including its current Screenwriters Series events, visit

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