Workshops

Come write + Have fun = Have fun writing!

Be accomplished this summer by pushing your writing and your writing life ahead during the more relaxed pace of summer. The Stonehouse Residency will hold two summer evening workshops for Atlantans. Residents are welcomed to participate if they have work in the genre.

Screenwriting

This is NOT a screenwriting class, but instead a committed group of screenplay writers reading, listening and giving constructive feedback on the mechanics of the screenplay like story world, act structure and characters and viability of dialogue. This is a perfect group for those looking to hear feedback on their first draft week by week as they write it, for those revising a draft or polishing that script… so everyone.  Work produced in this workshop will be eligible to be selected for the Live Reading August 13th.

Limit 12 writers

Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm

June 15, 22, 29

July 13, 20, 27

August 3

Early Registration: $185       Regular Registration: $225

Eventbrite - Summer Screenwriting Workshop

Personal Essay

Although nonfiction, the best personal essays transcend the private to become powerfully universal. With honesty, personality, energy,  mundane journal entries are transformed to help readers ponder or agree with a new perspective. Using the book,Crafting the Personal Essay by Dinty W. Moore, as required reading this group will voyage into personal essay.   You’ll discover:

  • An exploration of the basics of essay writing
  • Ways to step back and scrutinize your experiences in order to separate out what may be fresh, powerful, surprising or fascinating to a reader
  • How to move past private “journaling” and write for an audience
  • How to write eight different types of essays including memoir, travel, humor, and nature essays among others
  • Instruction for revision and strategies for getting published

Workshop participants are encouraged to produce at least three polished pieces. Writers will be selected to share pieces produced from this workshop in the Readers Series, August 6, 2017.

Limit 12 writers.

Wednesdays 6:30-9:30pm

June 14, 21, 28

July 12, 19, 26

August 2

Early Registration $185      Regular Registration $225

Eventbrite - Personal Essay Writing Workshop

Both Workshops will be hosted and lead by Anjanette Levert. A member of the Harlem Writers Workshops (HWW) she has been learning from some talented people. The HWW was originally lead by Author, Filmmaker and Columbia Film Professor Jamal Joseph. For the last several years it’s been lead by Journalist, Screenwriter and Sundance Mentor, Zack Sklar, best known for his work with Oliver Stone on “JFK” for which they won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Levert will be working this summer on one of her own screenplays, “Swim Freaks” and completing the first draft on another, “Salsera”  and there are three others in pieces spread among five notebooks.

For personal essays, she has also participated in classses/workshops given by Essayist and Author, Steve Friedman at Mediabistro NYC and from Essayist and Author, Erika Anderson of Sackett Street Writers in New York. Levert has three pieces in various rewrite versions to tackle this summer. Levert has written for the Atlanta Journal and Constitution, The Atlanta Daily World, The Jacksonville Times-Union, The Santo Domingo News, BlackandBrownNews.com and Today’s Child Magazine.