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Kathleen DeMarco Van Cleve

Fisher-Bennett Hall 205
215-898-7490

Kathleen DeMarco Van Cleve is a novelist, screenwriter, film producer and teacher. She is currently adapting the Young Readers edition of the 2017 National Book-nominated Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge by Erica Armstrong Dunbar for Simon & Schuster, due to be published in 2019.  She is also working with novelist Wesley Stace on a film adaptation of his novel Charles Jessold: Considered as a Murderer and her own young adult book series, Hurricane Ike. Her middle grade novel, Drizzle, received starred reviews from Publisher's Weekly and The Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books, and won the Pennsylvania state students’ choice award for best middle-grade novel. For many years, she was the creative partner of actor and writer John Leguizamo, during which time she produced the films Joe the King, (winner of the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival), Pinero, (a Miramax release starring Benjamin Bratt) and Undefeated (an HBO film starring Leguizamo) as well as worked with Steven Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), Alexander Payne (Sideways, Election, Downsizing) and Frank Pugliese (showrunner, House of Cards). Her other novels are Cranberry Queen (optioned by Miramax Films) and The Difference Between You and Me. She graduated with a dual degree from the Wharton School and the College of Arts & Sciences and lives with her husband and two sons in Philadelphia.

Courses Taught

spring 2018

ENGL 116.401 Screenwriting  
ENGL 130.401 Advanced Screenwriting  

fall 2017

ENGL 116.401 Screenwriting  
ENGL 130.401 Advanced Screenwriting  

spring 2017

ENGL 116.401 Screenwriting  
ENGL 130.401 Advanced Screenwriting  

fall 2016

ENGL 116.401 Screenwriting  
ENGL 130.401 Advanced Screenwriting  

spring 2016

ENGL 116.401 Screenwriting  
ENGL 130.401 Advanced Screenwriting  

fall 2015

ENGL 130.401 Advanced Screenwriting  
ENGL 130.402 Advanced Screenwriting  

spring 2015

ENGL 116.401 Screenwriting  
ENGL 116.402 Screenwriting Workshop  
ENGL 130.401 Advanced Screenwriting  

fall 2014

ENGL 116.401 Screenwriting Workshop  
ENGL 121.301 Writing for Children  

spring 2014

ENGL 116.401 Screenwriting  
ENGL 130.401 Advanced Screen Writing  

fall 2013

ENGL 116.401 Screenwriting Workshop  
ENGL 130.401 Advanced Screenwriting  

spring 2013

ENGL 116.401 Screenwriting Workshop  
ENGL 130.401 Advanced Screenwriting  

fall 2012

ENGL 116.401 Screenwriting Workshop  
ENGL 130.401 Advanced Screenwriting  

spring 2012

ENGL 116.401 Screenwriting  
ENGL 130.401 Advanced Screen Writing  

fall 2011

ENGL 116.401 Screenwriting  
ENGL 130.401 Advanced Screenwriting  

spring 2011

ENGL 116.401 Screenwriting  
ENGL 130.401 Advanced Screen Writing  

fall 2010

ENGL 116.401 Screenwriting Workshop  
ENGL 130.401 Advanced Screenwriting  

spring 2010

ENGL 116.401 Screenwriting Workshop  
ENGL 130.401 Advanced Screenwriting  

fall 2009

ENGL 116.401 Screenwriting Workshop  
ENGL 130.401 Advanced Screenwriting  

spring 2009

ENGL 116.401 Screenwriting  
ENGL 130.401 Advanced Screenwriting  

fall 2008

ENGL 116.401 Screenwriting  
ENGL 130.401 Advanced Screenwriting  

spring 2008

ENGL 116.401 Screenwriting  
ENGL 130.401 The Art of Eating and Life  

fall 2007

ENGL 116.401 Screenwriting  
ENGL 116.402 Screenwriting  
ENGL 130.401 Advanced Screenwriting  

spring 2007

ENGL 116.401 Screenwriting  
ENGL 130.401 Advanced Screenwriting  

fall 2006

ENGL 130.401 Advanced Screenwriting