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    I am Austen Brauker - Screenwriter, poet, novelist.

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Austen, Apr 30, 2012.

    Austen Brauker

    “HOMUNCULUS" a screenplay by Austen Brauker

    “1st Place, Best Overall Script, All Categories” Los Angeles Movie Awards 2012
    “1st Place, Best of Category” Mountain Film Awards Screenplay Contest 2012
    “1st Place, Grand Prize, All categories” Oregon Film Festival 2011
    “1st Place, Best Horror Screenplay” Love Unlimited International Film Festival 2011
    “2nd Place, All Categories” Evolution International Film Festival 2012
    “Official Finalist” Honolulu Film Awards 2012
    “Official Finalist” Charleston International Film Festival 2012
    Currently: “Official Finalist” Beverly Hills International Film Festival 2012
    Currently: “Semi-Finalist” Visionfest Screenwriting Competition 2012

    “Official Finalist” Hollywood Screenplay Contest 2011
    “Official Finalist” Newport International Film Festival 2011
    “Official Finalist” STORY PROS Screenplay Contest 2011
    “Semi-finalist” PAGE Awards Screenplay Competition 2011
    “Fifth Round Winner” The Golden Brad Awards Movie Script Contest 2011

    “Honorable Mention” Chicago Screenwriters Network Contest 2011
    “Honorable mention” Great Lakes International Film Festival 2011
    “Best Fiction Writer Award” Dark Matter Magazine 2011

    “Honorable mention Award” for “Live Script Reading Performance” at Beyond Baroque Theater, Love Unlimited Film Festival, Venice Ca.

    Screenplay, "White Buffalo" picked up in 2011 for production by Wild Horse Films, through Inktip.
    Both “Homunculus” and “White Buffalo” have received positive coverage feedback from several sources.

    “11th place” 2011 Annual Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror Writing Competition. (Accepted for 2011 Anthology)

    Hardcopy Published Work:
    Voices on the Water: Great Lakes Native America Now, ISBN: 978-0-9840179-0-4
    The Zharmae Anthology: Ends of Man, Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-937365-00-4
    Mega Era: Issue #27 Perfect Paperback, ASIN: B002ACNFC6
    Dark Matter Magazine, 2009, 2010, 2011.
    2011 Annual Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror Writing Anthology
    The Copperfield Review
    Motley Press: Vol. One, Issue Two
    Motley Press: Issue Four
    Aquill Relle: Magazine Four
    221 B Magazine: Summer Issue 2011
    E-zine Articles
    Indict Circle: Issue #25
    The Taking of Wings: Lulu

    Online Publications:
    The Cortland Review, Author Me- Editor, Anthologies Online- Featured Author, ABC Tales- Cherry Picked Author, Writers Pub, Nice Stories, VerbSap, One of Us Creative Writing, We Read, Poets and Writers Speakeasy, Fantasy Writers, The Online Writer, Suite 101, Every Poet Showcase, E-Zine Articles, The Free Library, Post Articles, Writer’s Relief, We Book , My Book Live, Smashwords, Author’s Den, Booksie, Free Stories Center, Writing.Com ,Writer’s net , Writer’s Café


    Austen is the author of two full length fiction novels, several theatrical plays, much poetry and regular newspaper articles at three separate publications in Michigan. Two of his short plays, “Crocophile” and “Look What the Cat Dragged In,” have been produced by West Shore College, where he has also was published in Dark Matter, as best fiction writer for 2008. His work has won several writing competitions and is posted at various places on the internet, on writer’s sites and bookselling sources. He has been printed in numerous hard copy anthologies.

    Austen currently works as a Peacemaker/Probation Officer at the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Tribal Justice Center and as an artist, painting murals, like the well known piece at the entrance of the Willows restaurant at the Little River Casino and Resort. He has been commissioned by the Mt. Pleasant Public Schools to create eight 5’x5’ stained glass windows for two of their elementary schools. He creates many different traditional native crafts and various other forms of visual art. His work was used by the National Congress of the American Indian for the N.C.A.I. conference logo in 2011 and the original hangs at their embassy in Washington D.C.

    Austen is a long time musician and has performed regularly since he started playing music over twenty eight years ago. Austen plays many different styles of music on acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, banjo, bass guitar, lap steel and slide blues. He plays the Native American flute and sings with a traditional Odawa drum group in Manistee, Michigan. He recently scored the soundtrack for an educational sturgeon documentary that was filmed locally, spotlighting the L.R.B.O.I. sturgeon rearing program. He has numerous CD’s of different styles of original music, most of it available online.

    Austen is a tribal member of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians. He hunts and fishes as an expression of tribal sovereignty and to feed his family, physically and spiritually. In 2011 he was the first L.R.B.O.I. tribal member in recent recorded history to harvest a lake sturgeon, caught on hook and line, weighing 108 lbs. and measuring 6 ft. 1 in. In 2009 he was gifted with an 8 pt. bull elk. At 17 yrs. old, he brought home a 350 lb. black bear. He shares these special gifts with elders and other tribal members whenever possible. For Austen, hunting provides a direct connection to nature, builds deep reverence and respect, and ties him directly to the web of life. He is an advocate of spiritual unity among all of earth’s peoples and seeks to focus on our similarities as brothers and sisters, rather than arbitrary and divisive differences, hoping for acceptance and sharing as we evolve together in our collective world consciousness, as human beings.

    Austen is married to his beautiful love and best friend, his wife Victoria.
     
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    Three wives, nice!
     
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    Welcome to Writing Forums, Austen!

    I hope you find what you're looking for here, whatever your interests in writing.

    This forum aims to provide the best workshopping resources on the internet, and to that end we have a few rules which you should familiarise yourself with before you get stuck in. The main section of the site is the Writing Workshop, where members can post their writing in order to receive critique of their work.

    However, before we allow members to post their work, they must have met some basic requirments. Firstly, you must have been a member for fourteen days, and have made twenty posts on the forum overall (please note, posts in Word Games do not count towards this). This is so that members, when they post their work, have familiarised themselves with the forums and contributed to them (as well as hopefully learned something for themselves). Secondly, members must provide two constructive reviews of other people's work for each piece of their own that they wish to post. This is because we believe that the focus of workshopping should be equally upon giving reviews as receiving them, as they allow a writer to practice and improve their editing skills, which they can then apply to their own writing.

    Beyond the Writing Workshop, you will find that we have extensive forums for discussion of aspects of writing, as well as a community area for general discussion. We also run periodic short story and poetry contests, which are good for challenging yourself and expanding your skills.

    If you have any questions or problems, then the moderators (myself and Cogito) should be your first port of call. Any technical problems with the site itself should be directed to Daniel, the site administrator and owner. I would recommend you have a look over the rules so that you know what to expect, and what is expected. But aside from that, I hope you enjoy your time here.


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    Seriously? Is that how you welcome someone to a forum?

    Thanks for the thorough introduction Austen. It's refreshing to get a glimpse into your collection of interests. You won't be hard pressed to find people of similar interests here.
     

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