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Portland: The Event of a Lifetime
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For me, each Dramatists Guild Conference is the event of a lifetime. The fellowship you find there as well as the heightened discussions are meaningful for much longer than three days. This last conference in New York was no exception.

But please don’t take my word for it. Instead, I’d like you to hear the words of a brand new member who attended the conference for the very first time.

Let me introduce Holly Yurth Harmon. I met up with her after the conference to see what her impressions were.

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Francesca Piantadosi
Francesca Piantadosi

is an award-winning playwright who hails from Portland, OR. She’s been a participant at Seven Devils Playwriting Conference; a Finalist for the Rosenthal New Play Prize, Seattle Rep’s New Work Festival, Ojai Playwrights Conference, Orlando Shakespeare Festival, JAW, New Harmony Project, Play Labs (Playwright’s Center Minneapolis) and has had productions from Bangalore, India to New York. For the past seven years, she’s been teaching playwriting (a program she devised) at MacLaren Correctional Facility, which serves men aged fourteen to 26.