Every great story begins as an idea or an experience. The road to turning that idea or experience into a story that will enthrall readers and captivate audiences is a long one. Whether it is turning an age-old family saga into an Emmy-Award winning television series or bringing to life the perilous, cautionary tale of a Spring Break fishing trip gone awry, there are many steps to ensuring that your story becomes one that everyone loves. Our workshops are designed to help you do just that. Bring us your idea and we will help you find the story.
The Point Writer’s Workshop is a fun, energetic and educational creative space and learning center where new writers can receive the basic fundamentals of storytelling so that they may begin to find their own unique voice and serious writers can expand on their knowledge and hone their craft into new territories.
Whether it is a screenplay, a television pilot, a memoir, a novel, or even starting a blog, The Point Writer’s Workshop will help you find your idea, teach you the fundamentals of good storytelling, and give you the tools and motivation to see your idea to completion. Not only that, we will help you explore professional avenues that might lead the story that you’ve loved so much, being one that comes to life for the whole world.
Begins Sep 14th
7-9 p.m. | Wednesdays
Laptop Computer Recommended
This three-hour, six-week interactive workshop takes place over eight weeks and allows students to participate in the Hollywood storytelling process from exploring the basic concept to organizing an outline and on to the meticulous final draft of a script.
On the first night, as a class, we will select an idea and each week following, we work together using tried and true Hollywood methods, to develop the ideas characters, themes and settings into a meaningful, visual story.
Between classes, students are encouraged to apply the same techniques to their own screenplays so that when the course is over, not only will they have been able to watch how the collective process works, they will be well on their way to creating a screenplay of their own. Your instructor will also work with and be available to you to discuss your screenplay as it moves forward and each writer will be teamed up with another individual to serve as a sounding board for ideas and critique from week to week.
Each course comes with notes on writer’s outlines and first draft. For an additional fee, instructors will be available to discuss each phase of the process individually, outside of class.
*The week of October 5 and October 19, there would be no screenwriting class as that would be a “writing week” for the students.
Saturday, June 11, 10 am, at ACM@UCO, Downtown OKC
ACM is located at 25 S. Oklahoma Ave, #400, OKC