The Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Wilkes University is hosting non-credit creative writing community workshops beginning in January 2020. All workshops are open to adults and will be held on the Wilkes campus.
The cost for each workshop series is $65. The screenwriting master class is $125 and is online. Advance registration is available through the university’s Continued Learning website wilkes.augusoft.net. The workshops include:
Playwriting: Playwriting 101
This class will give students the tools to write a one-act play and further develop their playwriting skills.
Workshops: Wednesdays 6-8 p.m.; February 5, 12, 19, 26; March 4 and 11
Instructor: Crista Gaskill
Writing Relatable YA Books: The Essential Elements of Storytelling
Participants will focus on the aspects of craft that will help create reliable and realistic characters young booklovers want to read. The focus of this workshop is to shape image, voice, character, setting and story in young adult books that are representative of the target audience.
Workshops: Mondays 6- 8 p.m, Jan. 30; Feb, 3, 10, 24; March 2 and 9 (no meeting on Feb. 17)
Instructor: Jennifer McLaughlin
Screenwriting Master Class
Using narrative film and television as a model, participants will discover that learning to write for the screen requires learning to read for the screen. The master class will be delivered organically, not in the traditional delivery of a series of formulas. Students will create a three- to four-page sequence of scenes that would act as the opening of either a feature length film or the pilot episode of a TV series. Participants will also craft a page or two on what the rest of the story would hold for the audience. The cost is $125 for the six-week master class.
Workshops: Online; Feb. 3 to March 13
Instructor: Ross Klavan