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Bixby to host workshop for aspiring dramatic writers

VERGENNES — Bixby Memorial Library will host the first of eight weekly meetings of a new session of workshops for aspiring dramatic writers on Monday, April 13, from 6 to 8 p.m.
The instruction targets screenwriters in particular, but any wordsmiths working with the three-act structure — including graphic novelists, playwrights and novelists — might benefit from participation. Each Monday between April 13 and June 8, excepting Memorial Day on May 25, practicing screenwriter Jay Dubberly will lead the group through techniques in crafting scripts, scenes and characters.
This workshop builds on the success of the first screenwriting workshop at the Bixby Library that began in October. Among the work that the participants have crafted since October: the complete draft of a play, the script for the pilot episode of a television show, a partial novel and a partial screenplay. Dubberly and the library invite aspiring writers to sign up to learn about the dramatic form while gathering inspiration and guidance for projects that utilize the three-act structure.
The group is intended for writers of any skill level or experience interested in learning what it takes to write a movie, play, television show or graphic novel. Writers may bring an idea for a project of length the first night, and over the eight meetings, participants will be given the tools to write a complete piece. The workshop will cover treatments, outlines, act structures and formatting, as well as a slew of fun prompts and activities. Readings may be suggested but will be optional.
The workshop will be offered free of charge. Pre-registration is required. Questions and registration should be directed to Muir Haman, the Bixby’s Adult Services librarian, at 802-877-2211, ext. 208, or muir.haman@bixbylibrary.org.

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