By Mary Sollosi
July 30, 2015 at 04:00 PM EDT

The act of writing may often be silent, solitary and otherwise uncinematic, but that certainly doesn’t mean the lives of writers necessarily are.

In between producing works of genius, your favorite authors, playwrights, and poets lived hard, and Hollywood has taken notice. In honor of the sensitive souls who have lit up the big screen putting pen to paper, we’ve compiled a list of films about famous wordsmiths — some of them faithful biopics, some of them wildly imaginative fictionalizations. Break out the dictionary, because you’re in for the most literary movie marathon of all time.