The Bronx Writers Center, a program of the Bronx Council on the Arts
presents a special four-week hands-on master class led by
Award-winning writer and teacher, Linda Manning.
Meets Saturday April 6, 13, 20, 27, 11am-1pm
Pay only $125* for 8 hours of small-group instruction,** discussion and support.
Participants will be invited to read at a September celebration of Bronx Writers and their work will be included in an anthology.
Linda Manning, award-winning screenwriter, playwright and performer, will lead a four week workshop on writing the screenplay you have always wanted to write. The one that has been rolling around in your thoughts, tugging at your heart, and trying to get out, but hasn't found it's way onto paper yet. At the end of four weeks you will have a detailed, structured outline from which to begin your first draft. We will study genre, character, plot, and breakdown the traditional three act structure of screenplays. We will do writing exercises in class, and analyze current films. Every week there will be homework in order to build upon your developing outline. And perhaps most importantly, we will work on developing your individual writer's voice, and illuminating the story that you want to tell.
Each student will receive a packet that includes what is coverd in the class, tips, techniques, and a select bibliography compiled expressly for writers.
*No money taken at door. Participants must pre-pay.
**Class capped at 15. Will not run with less than 5 enrolled.
The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest. For more information, visit www.neabigread.org.
Additional support is provided by the Robert Bowne Foundation and the New Yankee Stadium Community Benefits Fund INC., and the Westchester Square Branch of the New York Public Library
The Bronx Writers Center supports and develops the appetite for writing and reading in the Bronx. The BWC searches for and promotes new voices and audiences and engages the community in literary and literacy programs.
The Bronx Writers Center, a program of the Bronx Council on the Arts, is supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Robert A.Bowne Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts’ Literature Program, NYC Council Member James Vacca, New York City Department of Youth and Community Development,Arts Midwest, the Scherman Foundation, the Lambent Foundation, NYC Department of Small Business Services/Avenue NYC and the Westchester Square Branch of the New York Public Library.
Linda Manning is an award-winning playwright and performer who has worked in theater and film for the past twenty five years. On March 18, 2013, The Drawing Board will be hosting a reading of Linda’s play GUY which was a semi-finalist for the 2007 Eugene O'Neill Theater Center National Playwrights Conference. In August, 2012 her new play Bite The Apple was produced as part of the New York International Fringe Festival. The play was originally developed and staged at the New Adaptations for the Stage workshop at The Directors Company, NYC, in February 2011. In April, 2011, Linda received a BRIO Award from the Bronx Council on the Arts for her screenplay Learning to Drive. Linda was a founding member of The Invisible Theatre in New York City where she wrote, acted, and produced. Her play
DO SOMETHING WITH YOURSELF! The Life of Charlotte Bronte, originally produced by The Invisible Theatre in New York City, was published by Smith and Kraus, and has been performed in theaters throughout the country. Her adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher was also produced by The Invisible Theatre. Screenwriting credits include Learning to Drive (coming of age drama); Divine Food (contemporary drama); and Charlotte (historical
biography). Acting credits include numerous theater productions at The Invisible Theatre, HERE, Trinity Repertory Company, Germinal Stage Denver, and The Changing Scene, and film roles in independent films Stepping Out, Misspelled, and Bring Baby. Writing awards include the Center Theatre International Playwriting Contest in Chicago, the Great Platte River Playwrights' Festival at the University of Nebraska, and the Jane Chambers Playwriting Graduate Student Award. She received a fellowship from Ledig House International Writers’ Colony in Ghent,
New York. Linda holds a B.A. in Theater from the University of Colorado at Denver, and an M.A. from Trinity Rep Conservatory in Providence, Rhode Island. For more information go to www.LindaSManning.com.
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Bronx Writers Center
Devoted to creating and supporting Bronx voices, readers and writers