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The rise of the YA (young adult) novel is arguably the single most significant literary event of the 21st century. In a time of declining book sales, YA readership has exploded. And so has the market for screen adaptations, as well as original TV and film projects targeting the YA market. “If you’re working on the next Harry Potter,” says instructor Kate Montgomery, “or on a reality-based YA drama, the time’s never been better to get it published and/or produced.”

In this 3-hour online class, you’ll learn what sets a YA movie or series apart, the importance of point of view, voice, setting, and subject matter, how to deal with touchy subjects, and how to avoid appropriating. Through a fun mix of short lectures and group and individual writing exercises, you’ll get hands-on experience crafting YA characters and storylines.

“The most compelling YA stories are timeless and tend to resonate not only with 12-18 year olds, but also with adults. Yet the market is ever-evolving,” says Kate. “We’ll look at current trends and how to stay up on them, and you’ll learn how to get your YA project to the right literary agents and producers.”

 

About The Writing Salon's Remote Classes

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 hello@writingsalons.com.

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Instructor
    Kate Montgomery wrote, directed and produced the award-winning Sundance indie rom-com Christmas in the Clouds. Her credits also include the comedy Neither Here Nor There, which is currently on the festival circuit, and the futuristic thriller Ever Since the World Ended, which won at the SF Indie Fest and the London Sci-Fi Film Festival. Current projects include Out There, Hooking Up Hannah, Jack from Camp and Stealing Lily. Kate has optioned and sold screenplays to producers and studios in the US, Canada and UK. She is a member of the Director’s Guild of America, The Writer’s Guild of Canada and the Writer’s Guild of America.
Schedule
  1. Live Zoom Meeting, Saturday, February 05, 10:00am-1:00pm

Details

Date:
Saturday, February 5, 2022
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST
Cost:
$85
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81382423891

Organizer

Kate Montgomery

Venue

Online (SF Zoom)
Online
Live Remote Meetings, ZOOM
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Registration Deadline

Registration closes 24 hours before the start time for a class.

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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