The Boulder Writing Studio concludes its Winter Workshops curriculum for 2013 with these workshops scheduled to start in March and April. (Note that any workshops designated “(MINI)” are either single-session or single-week mini-workshops.)
Comics & Graphic Novels
March 1-March 22 (4 sessions)
Fridays, 6:30-8 PM
Instructor: Melanie Gillman
$256 for members, $284 general public
Have an idea for a comic strip, comic book, or graphic novel? Learn how to turn that idea into a finished product! This course will cover everything you need to know to start making your own comics, from writing scripts to drawing finished pages to publishing.
The Art of Webbed Feet: Building Your Writing Presence on the Web (MINI)
Saturday, March 9, 4-6:30 PM
Instructor: Jenny Shank
$49 members, $54 general public
This internet thing … as a writer, what are you supposed to do with it? Do you need a website to showcase your writing? What’s that tweeting stuff all about? How do you use Facebook to endear and not annoy? Does anybody still blog? Okay, obviously you have a lot of questions. We’ll answer these and discuss what websites can help your writing career and how to establish yourself as a specialist in a certain topic. We’ll study examples of ways to build a web presence to help you earn a book contract and to help readers find your book after it’s published.
Crash Course in Screenwriting (MINI)
Saturday, March 16, 6-8:45 PM
Sunday, March 17, 2-4:45 PM
Saturday, March 23, 6-8:45 PM
Instructor: Robert Gatewood
$202 for members, $224 general public
This workshop is for anyone who has ever had the thought: “This would make a great movie!” Now is your chance to take that thought to the next level. This workshop is designed to provide both beginner and working screenwriters alike with all the tools necessary to start – and finish – their original screenplay
Perfecting the Query Letter (MINI)
Saturday, April 6, 3:30-6:30 PM
Instructors: Jenny Shank, Robert Gatewood
$58 for members, $64 general public
Studio authors, Robert Gatewood (The Sound of Trees), and Jenny Shank (The Ringer), will work directly with writers, discussing and reviewing query letter guidelines and gambits. Subject to each writer’s goals and work-to-date, we will develop and polish query letters for literary agents, publishing house editors, literary and/or magazine editors. This workshop is open to writers working in all forms and genres!
Visit the Boulder Writing Studio for all workshops’ full descriptions. To register for any workshops or to become a Boulder Writing Studio member, visit the BWS Registration page and scroll to the appropriate drop-down menu. And don’t forget to visit the Staff page to meet your instructors!