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The local writer, literary agent, and mother of Glee creator Ryan Murphy will lead a panel of authors and filmmakers at the Across the Arts event, at the Palladium on July 20. We caught up with her for a prologue.
IM: A lot of the creative talent attending this event is local. How do we keep those people in Indy? AM: If you want the arts to thrive in your area, you have to support them with funding. Apparently, our community’s priorities are elsewhere. We even came close to losing our symphony.IM: How important is writing to those who won’t pursue it as a career?AM: It’s critical! Regardless of what you pursue, when you go out and get a job, you’re probably going to have to write. IM: How did you encourage your son Ryan’s writing talent as he was growing up?AM: The key was exposing him to books. We spent a lot of time in the library. And we encouraged him to use his imagination. His stories were unbelievable. I can’t take any credit for his writing, but I can take credit for introducing him to books.
Photo by Tony Valainis
This article appeared in the July 2013 issue.
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