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“As screenwriters, we tend to work alone for protracted amounts of time in silence, 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 virtual 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 is running all classes in 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 internet. You can participate in the class from wherever you'd like, whether on your living room couch or in your 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Live Zoom Meeting: Tuesday, February 16, 7:00pm-9:30pm
- Live Zoom Meeting: Tuesday, February 23, 7:00pm-9:30pm
- Live Zoom Meeting: Tuesday, March 02, 7:00pm-9:30pm
- Live Zoom Meeting: Tuesday, March 09, 7:00pm-9:30pm
- Live Zoom Meeting: Tuesday, March 16, 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.