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Upcoming Screenwriting Class at U of T, School of Continuing Studies

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Hi Everyone,
Good job! My students have gotten together and lobbied for a Saturday Screenwriting class. So, if you've got something in the works (or looking for a variety of creative writing strategies to deepen story, character and the rest), we'll be on February 4th to March 31st (no class 3/24 for Family Day). Saturdays, 11-130pm.

Once we have some registrants, I'll send out a Needs Analysis. This class will be a little bit different than previous screenwriting classes.

While each class will still be topic-based (around screenwriting skills, they will be more workshop oriented. In other words, we will produce and workshop pages in-class. Students have suggested that more in-class exercises leading towards production would be helpful. Most of you have been introduced to the basic principles, so let's dig in further.

I would also like to end our sessions with a reading of your scenes by professional actors. Out loud readings with professionals will add a whole other layer to our learning. We can decide if we want to invite others to sit in on that session or not.

You can register now over at the U of T School of Continuing Studies Website (see below). Please feel free to pass this on to others who might be interested in the Saturday session. I very much look forward to continuing to work with you on projects you've already begun and others yet to be imagined.

Have a great holiday, thom

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Thom Vernon

Thom Vernon has worked in film, television and theatre since 1989. He has been the Actors’ Gang Youth Education Program director and has worked as an arts educator at the Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People. The Drifts (Coach House Books) is his first novel.

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