I am excited to be teaching a screenwriting track at the Catamaran Literary Reader Conference from August 13-17 in beautiful Pebble Beach, CA, just off historic 17-Mile Drive.
The registration fee of $1200 by July 15th (use coupon code SCFF814 to save $240) includes four nights lodging at the Robert Louis Stevenson campus on 17-Mile Drive, 12 meals, 4 days of literary workshop in a small group, daily literary themed excursions, and nightly receptions and presentations. Additionally, for local writers interested in attending the conference with all the workshop benefits but without the room accommodations, we are offering an additional $400 discount, making registration only $800.
Spend each morning workshop (10 a.m. – 1 p.m.) with Daniel Calvisi and a group of between 5 and 12 other screenwriters. Each participant will submit up to 20 pages of a screenplay for review by the workshop group. The writing should be for the screen (a feature, short, webisode or TV pilot). Thursday and Friday will be dedicated to the first round of critiques on all screenwriting submissions, resulting in re-write assignments. Free time can be used to create second drafts. The second round of critiques on re-writes will take place Saturday and Sunday. Each participant will receive a one hour private consultation session with Daniel during the conference. Registration also includes a paperback copy of Daniel’s book, Story Maps: How to Write a GREAT Screenplay. Workshop packets with all submissions will be available for online download after July 15th.
I’d like to stress a few unique aspects of this conference experience:
- You will get notes on two drafts, as you will have time to rewrite your pages between the first and second critique.
- If you are interested in adapting books or plays to screenplays, this is a great conference for you, as you will be exposed to both the movie and literary worlds. (I used to work as a book reader for Miramax Films and other companies that optioned books for film adaptations, so I know what goes into a successful book-to-screen project.)
- You get to break out of your writing mind for day trips in scenic Monterey, California!
- If you are a newcomer to screenwriting, it’s okay, contact me and we can talk about how to fit you in.
I hope you can join us! Any questions, just drop me a line.
Good luck and happy writing,