University of Michigan Director of the Screenwriting Program Jim Burnstein will lead the discussion as the two dig into Shelton’s new bestselling book, “The Church of Baseball: The Making of Bull Durham: Home Runs, Bad Calls, Crazy Fights, Big Swings and a Hit.”
Shelton is an award-winning screenwriter, filmmaker, and former minor league baseball infielder. His screenplay for “Bull Durham” earned nominations from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, National Society of Film Critics, and the Writers Guild of America.
His book offers his complete, unrestrained story behind the film – including all the entertaining drama. “Bull Durham” launched Shelton’s writing-directing career, which includes “White Men Can’t Jump,” “Blaze,” “Cobb,” and “Tin Cup.”
Burnstein’s credits include “Renaissance Man,” “D3: The Mighty Ducks,” and “Love & Honor” (co-written with Garrett Schiff).
To register for this program, go to the Library’s events calendar. Registration is required to receive the Zoom meeting link.
The program is part of Dearborn Public Library’s 2022 Summer Reading Program, themed “Oceans of Possibilities.” For a full list of Summer Reading activities, or if you have any questions, go to dearbornlibrary.org or call 313-943-2330.