Samantha Ladwig is a writer for The Culture Trip and instructor at the Writers' Workshoppe at Imprint Books in Port Townsend.
Samantha began her freelance writing career during graduate school at Western Washington University (MA 2015) where she studied Archives and Records Management. It wasn't until she moved to Los Angeles immediately following her graduation to work at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences as a Moving Image Cataloger, that she decided to pursue writing full time. After three years of gathering clips and saving up, she moved back to the Pacific Northwest to write.
The bulk of her writing centers on film. From its history to recent reviews to interviews with filmmakers like Lynn Shelton and Emily V. Gordon, these pieces have been published by online and print magazines like New York Magazine, Real Simple, Birth Movies Death, SYFY, Bust Magazine, Film School Rejects, Bitch, Screen Rant, and IGN Entertainment.
Additionally, Samantha has written a number of personal essays about estrangement, eating disorders, situational depression, and other topics. These works can be found in or at Vice, Bust Magazine, Apartment Therapy, Six Hens, Hellogiggles, Girls at Library, and others. And no, they're not all emotionally intense.
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Over the years, Samantha's work has landed her spots on podcasts like Tell Me About Your Mother and Historical Hotties, as well as presented her with opportunities to attend, and sometimes cover, events like the Academy Awards, Telluride Film Festival, AFI Fest, and Seattle International Film Festival.
If you're looking for film coverage, a one-on-one writing consultation for a work in progress, more information on future Writers' Workshoppe courses, or anything else writing related, feel free to email Samantha at email@example.com