Craig Weeden

Poet

2057 Grove Lane
Clearwater, FL 33763
Phone: 
727-804-0343
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Author's Bio

I wrote the film adaptation of BACK TO BROOKLYN with comics legend Jimmy Palmiotti (Harley Quinn, Painkiller Jane, Deadpool, Jonah Hex). BROOKLYN is in development with ROAR Entertainment. Our graphic novel Killing Time  in America was published in 2018. Another graphic novel, Fantasima, is scheduled to be published in 2019.

On the solo screenwriting front, my diamond-heist thriller, DIAMOND PAYBACK was optioned to Emmett Furla Oasis Films. Two of my TV series are under option to Brantlinger Entertainment. When it comes to screenwriting, I’ve found my poetry background invaluable. (Published in The Southern Poetery Review, New Orleans Review, Cimarron Review, etc.)

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
American Sports Poems (Orchard Books, 1988)
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Literature in Briefs (Apple-Wood Books, 1983)
Journals: ,
Chowder Review
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Poetry Now
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Prizes won: 

My diamond-heist thriller, DIAMOND PAYBACK (originally titled LOST STONES), was a finalist in the 2011 Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition and at the 2017 Gasparilla International Film Festival. It's also a Script Pipeline "Recommend." Mia's Gift: A Muzzles the Manatee Story, a middle-grade novel I wrote with my wife Victoria, was Runner-Up in Children's Books at 2009 Hollywood Book Festival and an Honorable Mention at 2009 New York Book Festival. It won the Silver Medal, Best First Book, at the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards.

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Too many to list. Think: classics.
What I'm reading now: 
Always Look on the Bright Side of Life by Eric Idle, Good Omens by Neil Gaiman, Harley Quinn Omnibus v. 2 by Jimmy Palmiotti & Amanda Conner, Oscar Nominated Screenplays by Various

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
American
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Born in: 
Weymouth, MA
Massachusetts
Raised in: 
Barrington, RI
Rhode Island
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Last update: May 21, 2019