Young Adult Writers Program (YAWP): Writing a Bingeworthy Streaming Series
This class will be hosted remotely! 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! About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor 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.
Class Description: “Stranger Things,” “Euphoria,” “Cheer,” “Last Chance U,” “Riverdale,” “Glee,” “On My Block,” or “Trinkets.” You have most likely heard of - if not watched - some of these shows. But have you ever wondered how to write a binge-worthy streaming series? Do you have an idea in mind but are not sure where to start? With platforms like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, or YouTube, there is an explosive growth of opportunities for writers developing episodic content. Join us during this exploration where students will learn the art of episodic storytelling!
Takeaways: You will come away with a better and more well-rounded understanding of filmmaking as a medium for storytelling, a show bible for your series, and the skills to continue building on it.
Who Should Register?
For writers ages 13 - 18 ONLY. Writing notebooks are available, but feel free to bring your own.
Remember, parents/guardians must also complete this permission form online before the start of the class. Otherwise, registrations could be voided and the cancellation policy will apply. If the student is 18, simply let us know at [email protected]
*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.)