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Diane Lake: Guest Speaker at Aloha Writers Conference

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Jan. 27, 2013 was the last day of a writers conference and retreat. At the event several of the speakers stood out. One of them was screenwriter Diane Lake.

The Event And Its Location

The event was the Aloha Writers Conference and Retreat held Jan. 18-27, and Lake was one of its special guest speakers.

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Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii
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The event's location was in Maui, Hawaii.

"Frida" Screenwriter

"Diane Lake is known as one of the screenwriters of the film, 'Frida' (2000). It is a biographical film which depicts the professional and private life of the surrealist Mexican painter Frida Kahlo.

The film stars Salma Hayek in her Academy Award nominated portrayal as Kahlo and Alfred Molina as her husband, Diego Rivera.

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Director Julie Taymor with Elliot Goldenthal and Salma Hayek from "Frida"
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In addition to Lake's screenwriting skills, the movie was also adapted by Clancy Sigal, Gregory Nava and Anna Thomas from the book 'Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo' by Hayden Herrera." - Wikipedia

Lake's Teaching Skills

The way Lake shared her expertise in the areas of writing and films kept everyone's attention.

Lake's popularity required the conference, held at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, to use one of their largest meetings rooms, an auditorium of sorts, in order to hold the conference's attendees who were there to listen and learn.

One could see many attendees taking notes as fast as possible in order not to miss what Lake had to say.

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Diane Lake
Photo: Aloha Writers Conference
Who knows how many writers Diane Lake might have influenced? Such influence could result in future Academy Award quality screenwriters!

Attendees' Respond

Attendees had great things to say after listening to Diane Lake.

"Even though there was a lot to absorb, I came out refreshed. I learned so much!"

"I had a great time at the conference, and listening to Diane Lake was one of the main highlights."

Thanks To All Concerned

A big Thank you goes to the conference, the writers and especially to Diane Lake.

One of Diane Lake's Goals

"I want my students to really create wonderful worlds in their work... " - Diane Lake

Deborah Smith Ford is a TV and film actress, celebrity lookalike, writer and author. Read more stories by Deborah Smith Ford.

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