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Screenwriting Techniques for Prose

Make use of the screenwriter’s process by consciously employing narrative compression, time jumps, perspective shifts, concision and shorthand, nonverbal action, visual symbols, and images. Whether the product is an actual screenplay or a short story, novel, memoir, or nonfiction narrative, using the principles and techniques of screenwriting clears out exposition, makes the writing visual and active, reveals character authentically, and engages the reader-viewer’s mind’s eye.

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.

If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.

If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.

Instructor: Laurie Parker

Start Date: 04/17/2016

End Date: 05/08/2016

Days of the Week: Sunday

Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Laurie Parker

Laurie Parker has written screenplays for directors Jane Campion (Lucky, from the memoir by Alice Sebold), Alison Maclean (original ‘+1’), Christine Jeffs (Horse Heaven, from the novel by Jane Smiley) and Rodrigo Rey Rosa (from his novel Cárcel de Árboles).

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