Playwriting Workshops

 Writing Dramatic Monologues and the Short Play

Two-part Writing Workshop: October 1st & 15th | 1:00pm – 4:00pm(attendance at both classes required)

Facilitated by nationally produced playwrights Lynne Kaufman and Dyke Garrison, this workshop is the perfect opportunity to capture that personal event or dramatic moment that you’ve been meaning to give form to for years. Learn how to create a character and voice and to bring your imagination to life.  No writing experience needed ~ just courage and a creative spirit!

Registration required and space is limited. Click here to register



Ten Minute Playwriting Workshop
Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2015 |  7:00pm – 9:00pm

The ten minute play has become an increasingly popular and widely produced theatrical form. It is an excellent way for beginning playwrights to learn the craft and for writers in any form to sharpen their skills in dialogue and dramatic structure. The compression of the short play challenges the writer to create vivid characters in tight, engaging stories.

In this workshop, after studying several examples of the form, you will learn to outline and structure your own ten minute play. After writing the play at home, you will have it read aloud in class and benefit from constructive group critique. One or more plays developed in the workshop will be presented as part of a ten minute play festival in February. Class is limited to 12 participants. All levels of experience are welcome. The workshop will be co-facilitated by Lynne Kaufman & Dyke Garrison.

NOTE: Space is limited, so registration is required. Please register only if you can attend all four sessions.



2 thoughts on “Playwriting Workshops

  1. I’d like to join for the next session. I’ve had plays produced at Laguna Playhouse, Theatre West and other southern Ca. venues. I was on the Board of Padua, won awards at Charlotte Rep and Laguna Playhouse, taught writing for years, and in mid-June I’m moving to Sausalito, hoping to connect with theatre people. MJ Roberts

    • Hi Mary Jane–thanks for your interest! It sounds like you have great theatrical experience. We haven’t scheduled the next session, but it will probably be in the fall. You can sign up for our e-news and/or check back to the Writers Salon page periodically to find out when the next session is scheduled.

      If you are interested in meeting other writers right away, you should stop by our Writers Drop in on Wednesdays and Fridays from 3-5 at the Library. It is an unmoderated writing session designed to help writers get in touch with one another and lend their support to each other.

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