Before becoming a full time writer, author/poet Anne Serling was an early childhood teacher with a Bachelor of Arts degree in education from Elmira College. Anne’s poetry has been published in The Cornell Daily Sun and Visions. Her works of prose include: the adaptation of two of her father’s teleplays in the anthology, The Twilight Zone: The Original Stories. She has had articles published in Salon.com, The Huffington Post; appeared on NPR’S Snap Judgment; and most recently her memoir, As I Knew Him: My Dad Rod Serling, won the 2014 Silver Falchion Award for Best Memoir/Biography. Currently she is writing a novel: AFTERSHOCKS. Anne serves on the Board of Directors of the Rod Serling Foundation; is involved with the Binghamton City School District’s elementary school program, The Fifth Dimension; and is co-founder and editor of Rod Serling Books.
SPECIAL PRESENTATION – ANNE SERLING: Rod Serling: the Boy, the Man, the Writer, the Father
Writer Anne Serling presents an intimate portrait of her father, Rod Serling. Through a combination of readings, film clips, home movies, and slides, she traces the evolution of his work from the Golden Age of Television to his iconic Twilight Zone and Night Gallery series. Anne also explores the experiences that informed his deep seated concern for humanity and shares what it was like growing up with him, all to reveal the man behind the image.