Friday, February 27, 2009

summer writing program

So for the past two summers I've been teaching at the Squaw Valley Community of Writers near Lake Tahoe. They offer a screenwriting workshop that is an intensive week-long program focusing on craft. It's pretty much designed for writers who have a draft of a script that they want to perfect. I'm a big fan of programs like this one or the Film Independent Screenwriting Lab because unlike the Sundance Lab, you can actually get into them without knowing someone. They're not as well known, but they offer the same level of instruction and support.
The Squaw Valley program was created over forty years ago by a group of writers including the head of AFI's screenwriting department, Tom Rickman. It's basically like a summer camp for writers. The deadline for applications is Saturday April 25th. The cost of the program is $750.00.

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