Author and screenplay writer Rex Pickett will be the featured guest and presenter at BLEND, a reception and wine event April 18th, 5:30 p.m. in the Yakima Convention Center hosted by the Yakima Valley Visitors & Convention Bureau.
Pickett has written numerous screenplays for both film and television. Most notably, he wrote the novel Sideways, which was made into the critically-acclaimed Oscar-winning film of the same title by Alexander Payne. In 2011, he wrote and independently published his Sideways sequel Vertical. It won the prestigious Gold Medal for Fiction from the Independent Publishers Book Awards last year.
Rex has now has turned Sideways into a critically-acclaimed play. After a successful six month run in Santa Monica, "Sideways" the play will now go to the La Jolla Playhouse with three time Tony Award-winning director, Des McAnuff of "Jersey Boys", where it will be prepped for its Broadway run. Rex is currently the wine columnist for Town & Country Magazine and is writing a pilot for HBO titled The Nose. He also frequently blogs for Huffington Post Books.
BLEND is open to the public and includes the opportunity to meet and hear Mr. Pickett, enjoy wine by local wineries, heavy Hors d'oeuvres and more.
Yakima Convention Center (View)
10 North 8th Street
Yakima, WA 98901
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|