For Teens

Young Adult Writers Program (YAWP): Screenwriting: Crafting Moving Pictures

Saturday, April 28th 12:00pm-4:00pm
GrubStreet HQ
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Level: Teens
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If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a movie must be worth at least a novel. They called them moving pictures for a reason and in this course we'll focus on the words behind the images. Through exercises and prompts, we'll learn how to make settings come alive and encapsulate lifelong friendships in a look. Learn how to harness essential screenwriting vocabulary to translate the vivacity of the images in your mind onto the page. Whether you're constantly thinking in pictures or you need some help imagining your characters' feet on solid ground, join us for a crash course in one of screenwriting's essential building blocks. You'll leave with a brief scene and a basic plot arc you can expand into a screenplay. Writing notebooks will be available, but feel free to bring your own. For writers age 13 - 18 ONLY.

Join GrubStreet’s Young Adult Writers Program (YAWP), a FREE creative writing workshop for Boston-area high schoolers. Our students come from a wide variety of high schools in the Boston area and enjoy cool writing exercises, mingling with fellow young writers, snacks, and an optional open mic. After four great years, YAWP has already been recognized by the Boston Globe as Boston's hub for writing teenagers. You must be 13-18 years to register.

Parents/guardians must also complete this permission form online before the start of the class. 


If you are registering on behalf of your teen, add their email information in the “For a Friend or Child?” field on the right-hand side of the screen before you check out. This will send them a direct link and reminder to create their own profile with GrubStreet.

(After adding the class to your cart, click "Checkout" and click “Add” next to “For a Friend or Child?” on the right-hand side to fill in their email. This is an easy way of linking the class to your child and encourages them to create their own account.)

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Stephanie K Brownell
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