Elizabeth Block


Elizabeth is the author of A Gesture Through Time and Celluloid Salutations, and several short films. She has traveled widely with her works. VOX 3 saught her novel for feature film development. Elizabeth has received numerous awards and fellowships, including a Doris Roberts/William Goyen fiction fellowship from the Christopher Isherwood Foundation, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, etc. She wrote/directed/produced a one-act play, “Exposing We,” and adapted/directed Elizabeth Swados’ “The Runways” for Theater in the Round. Elizabeth wrote a new foreword to the Signet Classics edition of St. Augustine’s Confessions. Elizabeth has screened her films at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, MadCat International Women’s Film Festival, Athens International Film Festival, Antimatter Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, Harvard Film Archives, Museum of Contemporary Art | Denver, San Francisco Cinematheque, etc. Canyon Cinema distributes two 16mm films. Elizabeth wrote spec scripts for TRANSPARENT, and THE AFFAIR. Block received M.F.A. degrees in filmmaking and writing from California College of the Arts. She received her M.A. in anthropology from UCSC and her B.A., high honors, in anthropology, from the University of Michigan. She studied theater at Northwestern University. She has done television script coverage in LA. Elizabeth worked as script supervisor for the feature, LOST IN THE MIDDLE, starring Guinevere Turner (AMERICAN PSYCHO, GO FISH). She is currently working on narrative screenplays and a semi-autobiographical memoir.

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SFAI proved to be an incomparable and essential moment in my trajectory as a writer. I was so fortunate to receive a Mill Atelier Fellowship to attend the residency and to live in Santa Fe for three months. I came here to finish and prepare my novel manuscript for publication. Not only did I complete this task, but I immersed myself in a community of generous and delightful artists and writers and the whole SFAI network, but also the larger community of Santa Fe, one of the most unique and extraordinary places I have ever known. I did not wish to leave. I made fast friends in Santa Fe. I felt welcome. I felt lucky to work with then Executive Director, Diane Karp. Today, I follow SFAI and watch its growing trajectory and see how important it is in a chaotic world and feel grateful to be a part of its expanded vision. I am so eternally appreciative. With gratitude, Elizabeth Block

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