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In-Person: Seaport

From Page to Screen: Novel to Screenplay Adaptation

Friday, April 14th, from 10:30am-1:30pm.
In-Person: Seaport
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
12 seats max

In this course, students will learn the essential skills and techniques for adapting a novel into a successful screenplay. We will discuss the challenges and opportunities of the adaptation process and study successful examples of novels adapted into screenplays. Students will learn about the key elements of screenwriting, including structure, character development, dialogue, and pacing, and how to apply these elements to their adaptations.

Whether you're a novelist looking to adapt your work for the screen, or a screenwriter seeking to gain insight into the adaptation process, this course is the perfect opportunity to improve your skills and deepen your understanding of how to bring a novel to life on the big screen.

Class Format

This class will take place in-person at our Center for Creative Writing in Boston's Seaport neighborhood.

Covid-19 Update:

GrubStreet's space will be mask optional when Boston's Covid-19 Community Level is low or medium. When the Covid-19 Community Level is high, our space will require masks. Please check GrubStreet's Covid-19 page for the latest info on masking and Community Levels before visiting in-person.

Scholarship Information

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

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Allen Redwing
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  • Craft Lessons
  • Lecture
  • In-Class Reading
  • Class Discussion


  • Screenwriting

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