The Plot Thickens For Creative Writing Students

Screenwriting class

Posted on February 02, 2018 by Matt Geske

Calling all writers – instructors Zachary Wilcox and Andrew Reid return in February for another exciting session of Creative Writing for Stage & Screen! For new and experienced teen writers alike, this class explores the strategies and techniques used by professionals to create stories and scripts for tv shows, feature films and more.

“In Creative Writing for Stage & Screen, we are able to give a lot of individual attention to the students and their stories,” explains Zachary Wilcox. “We begin the session with a couple of standard writing activities that expand and stretch one’s creativity. We strive to challenge the students to push their comfort zone as far as their characters and plot will allow. We want them to think outside of the box, take in influences from everywhere and everyone, and write often.”

“The most important part of the class is sharing one’s work with classmates and instructors – hearing your work read aloud is invaluable to the growth of your script,” Wilcox says. “We will talk about dialogue, stage directions/action, character, motivation, style, plot, structure, and much, much more. This class is truly for writers of any level – it is a judgement-free space, and everyone is welcome to share their stories and ideas!”

The Spring session class meets on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00 pm at the Academy Building, starting February 14th (happy Valentine’s Day!). The countdown has begun, so grab your stop today!