Instructor: Suresa Dundes
Are you a writer who needs other people with whom you can share your writing and get constructive feedback? Do you like to write, but feel blocked at the moment and don’t know how to start writing again? Have you always thought you could write, but don’t know how to begin? If you can say yes to any of these questions, this is a writing workshop for you. Each session begins with a prompted Rush Writing exercise, followed by sharing writing from each participant that has been written and polished outside of class. We also discuss such topics as editing, rewriting, publishing, performing and controlling tone, mood, tempo and theme in your work.
Location: Tiburon Community Room, Tiburon Town Hall
Fee: See below.
|8/24 - 9/28
|10/5 - 11/16
FUNDAMENTALS OF PLAYWRITING
Instructor: Graham Gremore
Writing for the stage requires different skills than writing for the page. Develop your ear and your signature of voice as a playwright. Through a variety of unique writing prompts and exercises, we will cover the basic fundamentals of playwriting, including plot, action, character, conflict, resolution, rhythm in dialogue, and developing dramatic tension. New writers (including teens!) and/or writers who have material they would like to explore or adapt for the stage are all welcome.
The only requirements are a notebook, a pencil, and a willingness to explore and be creative.
Graham Gremore is a professional writer. In 2005, he was commissioned to write a musical for SteppingStone Theater in St. Paul, MN. He was again commissioned to another musical for SteppingStone in 2008. In 2009, he was a semi-finalist in The Source: 10 Minute Play Festival in Washington, D.C. And in 2012, his solo show “Private Parts” premiered at SF Playhouse to rave reviews. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing with an emphasis in Playwriting from San Francisco State University, and he is the co-founder and co-director of StoryFarm (www.storyfarmsf.org), a literary arts non-profit in San Francisco.
Location: Dairy Knoll
Fee: $110/6 weeks
|9/10 - 10/15