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“As screenwriters, we tend to work alone for protracted amounts of time, but when we’re hard at work on a script, it’s invaluable to get feedback and encouragement to keep us on track,” says instructor Kerry Muir. “This workshop is designed to help writers build momentum, and pull their storylines into clearer, sharper focus."

The Screenwriter’s Workshop will provide a structured sanctuary for writers who are in the beginning stages of a screenplay or nearly done with a script. Each week, students will present scenes via a series of informal table readings for feedback and constructive criticism.

“While this online class is built primarily around giving and receiving feedback, each week we’ll also touch on at least one craft element, such as conflict, through-line, obligatory scenes, and more,” says Kerry. “Additionally, we’ll dive into a handful of exercises, both craft-specific and intuition-based, designed to allow the work to spring from both the head and the heart.”


About The Writing Salon's Remote Classes

Due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19, The Writing Salon has moved all spring classes to a remote learning format. You will be able to participate in live class meetings via Zoom videoconference. To attend classes, you'll need a phone, tablet or computer and access to the web. You can participate in the class from wherever you'd like, whether on your living room couch or in your home office. Before your class meets, you'll receive an email from The Writing Salon with more information about Zoom and your remote class. If you have any questions about remote learning, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at hello@writingsalons.com.


    Kerry Muir‘s creative nonfiction has appeared in Kenyon Review Online, Crazyhorse, Fourth Genre, and elsewhere. Her essay collection, BLUR & Other Essays, was named one of three finalists in Bauhan Publishing’s 2017 Monadnock Essay Collection Prize, and her essay, “Blur,” is a notable in Best American Essays 2018. Kerry’s plays have received honors and awards from Sundance Theater Lab, Nantucket Short Play Festival and Competition, The Great Platte River Playwrights Festival, The Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition, Trustus Theater Festival, and she has optioned and sold screenplays to producers in the US & Mexico. In late 2018, her award-winning play, The Night Buster Keaton Dreamed Me, was published in both English and Spanish by No Passport Press. A graduate of Vermont College’s MFA in Writing Program, she has led writing workshops for teens at Children of the Night.
  1. Live Zoom Meeting: Sunday, May 10, 7:00pm-9:30pm
  2. Live Zoom Meeting: Sunday, May 17, 7:00pm-9:30pm
  3. Live Zoom Meeting: Sunday, May 31, 7:00pm-9:30pm
  4. Live Zoom Meeting: Sunday, June 07, 7:00pm-9:30pm
  5. Live Zoom Meeting: Sunday, June 14, 7:00pm-9:30pm
  • Kerry's enthusiasm for the content of the class, her use of writing exercises, and the collaborative nature of the class demystified and relaxed the writing experience making it seem so much more accessible and less daunting. I now have the confidence to move forward with my screenplay as well as the tools to write it within the confines of the structure.

  • Kerry was phenomenal! She truly cares about her students and the work that they produce. She took time outside of class to provide thorough feedback and additional materials for us to review. Most importantly, she cultivated an environment that felt safe and encouraging. I received constructive criticism and support workshopping my screenplay. I am very thankful for Kerry's wisdom, positive energy and time.

  • Kerry was extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of screenwriting. She was really wonderful at getting her ideas across to the class, helping us all understand the layout of the genre. And her feedback and help on the screenplays was fantastic.



Monday, May 11, 2020 @ 2:00 am PDT
Monday, June 15, 2020 @ 4:30 am PDT
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Online (SF Zoom)
Live Remote Meetings, ZOOM
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Cancellation Policy

10 days or more before the start date for a class, the registrant will receive a credit minus a 10% fee OR a refund minus a 20% fee.

3-9 days before the start date for a class, the registrant will receive a credit minus a 20% fee OR a refund minus a 30% fee.

2 days or less before the start date for a class, the registrant will not receive a credit or a refund.

The Writing Salon cannot offer refunds, credits, or makeup sessions for classes a student might miss.

In the event of an emergency, we may consider a refund or credit, whether partial or full. We review these requests on a case-by-case basis, and we ask that you notify us as near as possible to the start date for the class.

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