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Seymour Blicker

Seymour Blicker

Seymour Blicker has had a long and distinguished career as a novelist, playwright, and screenwriter. He is the author of the acclaimed novels, BLUES CHASED A RABBIT, SHMUCKS, and THE LAST COLLECTION.

His plays have been produced in Canada, The United States, and Europe.

In 1997 in a ceremony at Britain’s National Theatre, he received the prestigious British Council International New Playwriting Award [for The Americas and Caribbean Region] for his play PALS. Since its premier in New York at the Gene Frankel Theater in 1987, his comedy NEVER JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER continues to entertain audiences at home and abroad with major productions in The Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Germany, and Poland.

As a screenwriter he has written both comedy and drama for various Television series, most memorably, the Emmy Award-winning BARNEY MILLER SHOW, and penned numerous screenplays including THE KID. He has also worked as a freelance consultant for film production companies in Canada and the U.S. and as a script analyst for Telefilm Canada, Sodec, the Ontario Film Development Corporation, and The Harold Greenberg Fund.

As an educator, Blicker served as a Special Lecturer in Creative Writing at Concordia University from 1978 to 1990. In recent years has been a mentor in Screenwriting and fiction in the Quebec Writers Federation Mentorship Program.

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