Teaching: Screenwriter in the Ghetto

Every Friday afternoon, Novelist and Screenwriter Budd Schulberg leaves his tree-shaded home in North Beverly Hills and drives across town to the Negro slum of Watts. There, at the Watts Happening Coffee House, a ramshackle building across the street from the charred foundation of a store razed in last year's riots, the author of What Makes Sammy Run? sits down for three hours with a small group of ghetto-scarred Negroes and teaches them how to write poetry, plays, short stories and novels. A onetime teacher of creative writing at Columbia, Schulberg says...

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