2015 Workshop Description

Afternoon Session —Instructor: Indigo Moor

Taming the Hydra: How Poets and Authors Write for Stage and Screen

In this interactive seminar, we will explore the inherent disparities between singular works (poetry and prose) and collaborative works (stage and screenplays), the differences in approach to writing across these genres and, importantly, the psychological shifts necessary to be successful in the transition.

This seminar will help writers recognize and avoid the major pitfalls in switching to stage and screen writing. The objective of this seminar is not to explore high level stage and screen writing, but to remove the mystery and apprehension associated with crossing into these genres and provide concrete examples of how best to step—carefully—into these literary waters.