Evening Screenplay Writing Class

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If you've ever wanted to write that screenplay — or just become a better storyteller — Solebury School is proud to offer a new 7-week class, free and open to the public. This course is a unique opportunity for those local to our beautiful campus to learn from an Emmy-winning screenwriter, Chris Canaan. Chris has taught writing to those from ages eight to 80, and he has found that a diversity of age in his students adds dimension and texture to the learning process in class. See below for more on Chris.

  • Monday evenings, 6:45-9:00pm
  • January 22 - March 5, 2018
  • No prerequisites required; no transcripts offered
  • Free course, but space is limited
  • Register below by Friday, January 12, 2018

Course Description

The goal of this class is to analyze classic films in order to grasp how structure supports the narrative and helps the writer create a disciplined, soundly constructed, dramatic script. Emphasis will be on the relationship between character and plot, as well as identifying significant story points that drive the narrative forward. Students will participate in writing exercises that serve to deepen the appreciation of the creative process.

This class will be taught by Emmy-winning Chris Canaan, who recently relocated to Bucks County after a career in Hollywood. He has taught classes at UCLA, where he has a masters' degree. Prior to working at Solebury School, he most recently taught at the Bucks County Playhouse. He also currently teaches screenwriting at The College of New Jersey.

If you have any questions about this course, please email Director of Studies Rick Tony at rtony@solebury.org or call him at 215.862.5261.