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Pencil, Paper…Action! Introduction to Screenwriting (Ages 14-18)
When: July 22-26, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Instructor: Ali Haider
In this introductory workshop, students will learn the basics of screenwriting before writing and editing an original screenplay. Students will focus on concepts central to writing a story for the silver screen, such as plot, character, and scene-building. Students will start out small—from the conception of their initial idea—and then develop several scenes until they have the tools needed to complete their stories. Students will study examples in various genres to learn how to model (as well as subvert) genre norms and expectations. Interested in writing the next big zombie flick? Want to write a comedy Bill Murray would be perfect for? Either way, this workshop’s for you!
Introduction to Memoir (Ages 14-18)
When: August 12-16, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Where: The Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center (508 West Center Street, Kyle, TX 78640)
Instructor: Jane Hawley
Memoirist Jeff Rasley wrote, “You have to get lost before you can be found.” In this week-long workshop, students will get lost in the stories of their own lives while learning the basics of memoir writing—and they’ll hopefully discover something new about themselves. Students will be guided through various writing exercises to sharpen their description, voice, and other memoir-writing skills, and they will begin short memoir projects of their own. The class will also read excerpts from a range of nonfiction writers, including Patti Smith, Amy and David Sedaris, Reyna Grande, Augusten Burroughs, and more. Finally, a portion of the workshop will be devoted to graphic/illustrated memoir.