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Juliet M Nevins, MD – October 2016 NOVEL Winner

Watch the October 2016 Winning Novel Reading.

Reading performed by actor Michelle Alexander

The Pessary  by Juliet M  Nevins, MD

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your NOVEL about?

This novella was inspired by the many women, family and friends, whose lives have been touched by sexual violence. It is about a young physician struggling with her past. As a child Sophia was raped by her mother’s boyfriend, while her mother who had discovered this act, did nothing. Sophia finds escape through education, and as a young physician she meets Debra Little. Debra Little is an old woman from Jamaica who, with the help of two Americans, fled the island after her tenure with domestic abuse ended with the death of her child. The two find healing in each other’s stories. Debra Little finds forgiveness. Sophia finds courage.

What genres would you say this novel is in?

Fiction (women’s interest)

How would you describe this story in two words?

Hard. Transformational.

What movie have you seen the most in your life?

Interestingly, I love action films. I can’t say that I have one that I have watched the most–as long as there is a good fight scene.

How long have you been working on this story?

More than 10 years.

Do you have an all-time favorite novel?

Sula by Toni Morrison

What motivated you to write this story?

I wanted to tell a story: victims of abuse are found in the most unlikely places. The story was a narrative that would lead to healing, my healing and that of many others.

What artist would you love to have dinner with?

Oprah. She is so good at speaking the truth and I think that she is an excellent actress.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Health education. I have always enjoyed teaching, translating medical lingo into a language that non-medical people would understand. I have seen how this makes a difference.

Watch all of the July 2016 Winning Writing Festival Readings

Watch the winning writing festival novels, stories, films, and screenplays for June 2016.

Submit your script, film, or story to the festival. – Full Feedback. Get film showcased at FEEDBACK Film Festival. Get script/stories performed by professional actors.

Watch the July 2016 Winning Readings

ACTORHIGHLIGHTS June 2016 FEEDBACK Film Festival
Best of the June 30, 2016 Fest.
ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – FIEND
July 2016 Reading
Written by Jeff York
ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – THE CHARLOTTETOWN JACKHAMMER
July 2016 Reading
Written by Marc Lalonde
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – THE SPECTRAL CITY
July 2016 Reading
Written by Arthur Vincie
ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE
July 2016 Reading
Written by Jennifer Renner
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – SENIOR PRANK
July 2016 Reading
Written by Shiv Sudhakar
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – NINE SCARS
July 2016 Reading
Written by Kelly Crawford
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – CATCH!
July 2016 Reading
Written by Jerry Nield
ACTORMOCKUMENTARY Screenplay – BOWLING FOR CONCUBINES
July 2016 Reading
Written by Vanessa Marlowe
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE BLUE DRESS
July 2016 Reading
Written by Dave Riese
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – TREED
July 2016 Reading
Written by Sally Spitzli
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – FIRE!
July 2016 Reading
Written by Steve Biggs
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE FACTS OF LIFE
July 2016 Reading
Written by Chris Beadnell
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – STRANGER
July 2016 Reading
Written by Jason Smith
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE TRENCH
July 2016 Reading
Written by Chris Beadnell
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – PRO-PETE
July 2016 Reading
Written by Julie Merrick
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – MATERNAL FEAR
July 2016 Reading
Written by Stephen Milek
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – ELAN VITAL
July 2016 Reading
Written by Maroun Rached
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – DUE SOUTH
July 2016 Reading
Written by Evan Schullery
ACTORNOVEL READING – WHAT PASSES BETWEEN WOMEN
July 2016 Reading
Written by Patty Fischer
ACTORJULY 2016 POETRY READINGS
Watch 10 poems performed by professional actors
ACTORSHORT STORY – HEAVY SEXTING
July 2016 Reading
Written by Amy Arrow
ACTORSHORT STORY – NIGHT SWIMMING
July 2016 Reading
Written by Joanell Serra
ACTORSHORT STORY – STARMAN – LIFE ON TRAPPIST ONE
July 2016 Reading
Written by Dermott Hayes
ACTORSHORT STORY – TEARS OF JOY
July 2016 Reading
Written by I.E. Hughes
ACTORSHORT STORY – DNA
July 2016 Reading
Written by Yvonne Randle
ACTORSHORT STORY – DESPITE DEMENTIA
July 2016 Reading
Written by Janet Bennett Cox
ACTORSHORT STORY – GALICIA’S GRANITE
July 2016 Reading
Written by Janice Tindle
ACTORSHORT STORY – LEILA, AGE 17
July 2016 Reading
Written by Sherry Chow
ACTORSHORT STORY – LEFT ON LUNDY
July 2016 Reading
Written by James R. Cavell
ACTORSHORT STORY – LEFT ON LUNDY
July 2016 Reading
Written by James R. Cavell
ACTORSHORT STORY – THE OCEAN AND THE SKY
July 2016 Reading
Written by Rose Mendonca
ACTORSHORT STORY – THE NIGHTMARE AT GOLDEN ACRES
July 2016 Reading
Written by Cindy Crawford Garrett
ACTORSHORT STORY – TALKING YEOW
July 2016 Reading
Written by Lynne Adams Barze
ACTORJUNE 2016 STORIES, SCRIPTS, FILMS
Watch the 36 winning films, screenplays, and stories from June 2016.

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson