Clubbing Inspiration (Writing a Screenplay) workshop – $125
9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Thur and Fri, May 3-4
Muskoseepi Pavilion, Muskoseepi Park, 102 St and 102 Ave
Instructor: Michelle Steffes

You can’t wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club. ~ Jack London

Developed as a stepping stone for artists who want to try coming up with a screenplay idea, aspiring writers who have a kernel of an idea that needs to be fleshed out, and writers with a draft who want to bring their script to the next level, this workshop will cover finding the themes that speak to you, the components of a strong premise, developing interesting and compelling characters, and using your characters’ wants and needs to establish your dramatic structure. Come ready to discover new ideas or work on ideas you already have during class discussion and in-class assignments. No screenwriting experience necessary.   Register by contacting Grande Prairie Live Theatre.

Writing Your Short Film workshop – $25
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Sat, May 5
Muskoseepi Pavilion, Muskoseepi Park, 102 St and 102 Ave
Instructor: Michelle Steffes
Prerequisite: Love Notes film package – $10 ($5 students)
7:00 pm, Wed, May 2 or 10:30 am, Sat, May 5
Second Street Theatre, 10130 – 98 Ave, Grande Prairie

Making a short film can be a great way to showcase your writing, directing, or acting skills, transform a sketch or one-act play into a permanent piece of art, or create a touchstone to build support for a feature film, but where many short films fail is in the original concept. This workshop will cover what makes a great short film script great, focusing on character point of view, theme, the importance of twists or reveals, and writing a satisfying ending. Examples of concepts will be taken from the films in the Love Notes film package. No filmmaking experience necessary.  Register by contacting Grande Prairie Live Theatre.