WDtS Mattapan: Screenwriting for Beginners - Remote!

Tuesdays, starting September 29th, 5:45pm to 7:45pm
Remote! (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
20 seats max

This class is free and you do not need to pay or apply for a scholarship. Instead, to join this class fill out this formDO NOT use any of the other buttons or links to apply to this class. 

As part of GrubStreet's Write Down the Street community program, writers based near the Egleston or Mattapan Branches of the Boston Public Library can take this drop-in class. 

Have you ever wanted to write a screenplay but didn’t know where to begin? Do you have stories on the page that you’d like to adapt for the big or small screen? Have the technical aspects of screenwriting or the foundational elements of storytelling been a hurdle for you? Well, me, too. But life as a writing teacher has shown me that the best way to learn something is to teach it. So, we can share this journey together. 

Screenwriting for Beginners is an eight-week class split into two parts. During the first four weeks, we’ll explore the screenplay’s format, effectiveness, character development, the structure of storytelling, and the dynamics of dialogue. During the second four-week stretch, we’ll build upon what we’ve learned and use workshops, writing prompts, and a more comprehensive consideration of the earlier storytelling topics to build upon the foundation.

Part I: Tuesdays, Sept 29 to Oct 20, 5:45pm to 7:45pm | Part II: Tuesdays, Nov 17 to Dec 8, 5:45pm to 7:45pm

Who Should Register?

Write Down the Street has a special focus on making the creative writing workshop more accessible to those who face challenges due to cost, language skills, lack of access to transportation, and other barriers. We believe that all voices must be spotlighted with the range and fullness they deserve.

These programs are offered tuition-free thanks to the support of generous donors who are committed to our mission of ensuring all voices are heard.

About GrubStreet Remote Classes

GrubStreet will be hosting all of our classes remotely from now through the end of the summer. We’ve decided as a staff that the best thing we can do for our community is to follow the advice of public health experts, and participate in the social distancing that’s recommended to help slow the spread of disease. You will be able to participate in class via Zoom videoconference from wherever you’re most comfortable. All you’ll need is a laptop or a phone! You’ll receive an email from your instructor on the day your class is scheduled with a link to join the class meeting via Zoom–no need to download anything or sign up for Zoom in advance! If you have questions about remote learning, please feel free to reach out to [email protected] for more information. 

For a glimpse at how remote learning works, look no further than the deep Zoom discussion of writing and literature below:

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Quentin Lucas
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  • Screenwriting

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