Compliments from the Writers' Program

To support our writing community during the developing Covid-19 situation, the Writers’ Program has decided to offer a variety of one-day courses as FREE online seminars this quarter!

Click any of the buttons below, then select the “View Course Options,” followed by “Enroll” and follow the prompts to register.

Please note that the enrollment period opens two weeks before the start date of that particular course.

All About "Killing Eve" with Joel Thompson

Take a deep dive into one of TV’s most critically acclaimed hits to unpack what makes it a well-written and powerful example of contemporary television.

Saturday, April 30, 2022
10:00AM – 1:00PM PT

Inclusive Screenwriting with Julia Camara

Learn why and how to write responsibly about characters with rich, complex identities in this course designed to maximize representation of voices and stories in film and television.

Saturday, June 11, 2022
10:00AM – 1:00PM PT

Poetry as Self-Portrait with Rosebud Ben-Oni

Learn how poets apply the concept of the self-portrait to their work and begin your own drafts.

 
10:00AM – 1:00PM PT

Interview Tips, Tricks, and Techniques with Roberta Wax

Strengthen interview skills in this three-hour introductory class.

 
10:00AM – 1:00PM PT

Character Arcs, the Lifeblood of Your Story with John Henry Davis

Learn how your characters’ journeys form the backbone of your story.

 
10:00AM – 1:00PM PT

Screenplay Competition Panel - WP NOW Members Only

WP Now Membership is required to enroll.
 
Thousands of hopeful screenwriters submit their work to the industry’s most prestigious competitions each year. Hear directly from the administrators of the Academy Nicholl Fellowship, the Austin Film Festival, and the Final Draft Big Break Contest about what helps writers break through and make it to the top. A brief Q&A will follow the panel discussion.
 
11:00AM – 1:00PM PT

Publishing During the Pandemic: Webinar

Learn about the current state of the publishing industry in this roundtable of experts.

 
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This section has no set meeting times.

Résumé Writing Basics with Scott Eagan

Transform your resume into a powerful tool that will get you noticed in a competitive job market.

 
10:00AM – 1:00PM PT

Freelancing for Editors - One Day with Jeanne De Vita

Get an intensive overview on how to structure work as a freelance editor working with individual clients.
 
10:00AM – 1:00PM PT

Adapting Literature, Myths, and Fairy Tales with Kim Askew

Use familiar tales and stories as a jumping off point to craft your own young adult novel.

 
10:00AM – 1:00PM PT

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