A literary calendar of classes, readings, and other writerly pursuits in Portland, Oregon.
Screen Writing Workshop: Continuing with an Idea
Pitch an idea or bring someting in the works
We all have ideas that we think “would make a great movie." We tell our friends and family about it, but we never get around to writing it down. This class will help you put your ideas on paper. Writing a good screenplay can be intimidating. What are the rules? How do you the format a script? What is the three-act structure that everyone is always talking about? How do you write visually and how come my dialog never sounds like real people talk? Mike Rich did it, why can’t I? Join Kelley Baker, the "Angry Filmmaker," who will will walk you through the writing process and give you the advice and tips you need to write your story. Through books, classic screenplays, and writing exercises, you’ll learn the craft behind screen writing. We'll emphasize the importance of the idea, character development, dialogue, and conflict and resolution.