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Bonnie Garvin

Part-Time Lecturer

Affiliated Divisions:

John Wells Division of Writing for Screen & Television

Bonnie Garvin began her writing career by accident.  Her first play, written in a class she enrolled in by mistake, became a finalist for the Eugene O’Neill Award. Garvin later adapted her play into a screenplay, which was optioned as a feature film.

Since then, Garvin has written films for network and cable television, as well as several independent features.  She has credits in European television and film, as well.  Garvin also produced several of her own scripts including The Killing Yard for Showtime, starring Alan Alda, for which she received an Edgar Award nomination for Best Television Feature/Miniseries. The Killing Yard also won the American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel Award for Best Television Feature/Miniseries and was screened in May, 2011 at NYC’s Museum of Modern Art as part of its summer film retrospective series.  Garvin’s original film on cyber-bullying is scheduled to air on Lifetime October, 2011.

Additionally, Garvin’s first essay was published in an anthology entitled “He Said What?” in May 2011.   Another essay will appear in “Exit Laughing”, which will be published in May, 2012.