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NEWS – Hamilton School Life Achievement Award

Very honored to receive the 2017 Hamilton School Life Achievement Award. The award has been given annually for 23 years to accomplished individuals with dyslexia. Past recipients include Dannel P. Malloy, Connecticut Governor, Dr. Matthew Schneps, astrophysicist, the Smithsonian and Harvard University, and Pulitzer prize winning poet, Philip Schultz.

MOVIE NEWS

All We Had now available on Blu-Ray and DVD

All We Had now available on Netflix

MOVIE NEWS

Gravitas Ventures has acquired the North American rights to Katie Holmes’ directorial debut. All We Had will hit theaters and on-demand December, 9 2016

 

NEWS – ALUM’S NOVEL HITS THE BIG SCREEN

All We Had, the new film version of the Annie Weatherwax 84 SC novel by the same name, premiered this month at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, with actress Katie Holmes making her directorial debut.

 

 

NEWS – PLOUGHSHARES MAGAZINE

I am happy to announce that I will be a regular blogger for Ploughshares Magazine. Once a month I’ll be writing about the link between language and visual art.

 

NEWS

12 Literary Families to Invite Over for Thanksgiving

MOVIE NEWS

Annie Weatherwax was in New York this week to meet up with Katie Holmes, who’s directing and starring in an adaptation of Weatherwax’s 2014 novel, “All We Had.”

 

 

 

MOVIE NEWS

Katie Holmes talks about All We Had on Good Morning America.

NEWS

I am thrilled to be a “first” for legendary literary agent, Esther Newberg.

 

MOVIE NEWS

“…because Josh Boone (director of “The Fault in Our Stars”) signed up to pen the script, this [movie] should get made.”

 

 

REVIEWS

“[A] wonderful debut novel, in turn humorous and gut-wrenching. Don’t miss it.”

 

PROFILE – IN MAGAZINE, TORONTO

“Art has saved my life over and over again,” she volunteers. Weatherwax sees something of herself in her “tomboyish” character Ruthie. And the act of creating has been a form of “salvation” that got her through some tough times—including an “awful” coming-out process.

 

PROFILE

The story behind the book All We Had

REVIEW

“All We Had rises above the trend.”

MOVIE NEWS

Katie Holmes will make her directorial debut and star in the mother-daughter drama All We Had, based on the Annie Weatherwax novel. Tribeca Prods. partner Jane Rosenthal will produce with VP of production Berry Welsh. Josh Boone, director of The Fault in Our Stars, has come on board to adapt the script.

 

Variety Magazine

 

REVIEW

“The most profound insights in All We Had have to do with…an erosion of empathy, an insistence on maintaining the same hierarchical code that bars upward mobility for others, and a willingness to abandon one’s identity. … There’s much to recommend in this lovely debut novel, but the best of its virtues are these truths.”

 

REVIEW

“All We Had alternates between black comedy and heart-breaking realism…Vivid and original…Ruthie’s voice, sharp, worldly wise, is what drives this book.”

 

PROFILE

“Weatherwax has always considered herself a visual artist who has made a living as a painter and sculptor. But in noting the similarities between writing and making art, she explains, “as a writer, you’re painting a picture in the reader’s mind.”

 

EDITOR’S PICK O MAGAZINE

“Part commentary on the subprime crisis past, comic novel All We Had keeps you reading for its small observations…”

 

REVIEW

“AnnieWeatherwax…crafts three-dimensional, multifaceted characters and infuses gritty humor and poignancy into the story of the hardscrabble existence of a mother and daughter.Weatherwax’s tight dialogue and short, emotionally charged scenes examine hope, the meaning of home and the unbreakable bond of love between mother and daughter.”

 

TOP 10 BOOKS

Weatherwax (an accomplished visual artist) throws bombs in her characters’ paths, bombs that flash and illuminate the lives of today’s working poor. A must read.

 

MOVIE NEWS

“Katie Holmes Options Annie Weatherwax’s All We Had”

REVIEW

“Weatherwax’s first novel is an intimate portrayal of poverty and need and a quiet commentary on American Culture. An eccentric…cast of characters, from the transgender waitress to the old couple with the hardware store, add an endearing quality to this thought-provoking coming-of-age story.”

 

REVIEW

“…a remarkably authentic story of folks on the skids…Weatherwax’s smart style, crisp narrative, sharp dialogue, and vivid descriptions send a powerful message: there is hope hidden in despair.”