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Made in the Foothills Writers’ Series Presents an Evening Workshop with Sally Kaplan

October 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

In this evening workshop, Sally Kaplan will explain how the art of fiction storytelling has a lot to learn from the craft of filmmaking and screenwriting. Sally will discuss how to create compelling characters from back-story to ongoing ‘need’; the best place to start and end a chapter; how to utilize visuals; as well as how to build plot, maintain tension and develop suspense in order to keep your reader turning the page.

Sally Kaplan has written and/or directed several prize-winning original screenplays. Her script Crossroads developed into a short film at the American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women; Dybbuks and Chicken Soup was screened in numerous film festivals and Man on the Plane received accolades from screenwriting contests. Her works of prose appear in the anthologies: Changing Course: Women’s Inspiring Stories of Menopause, Midlife, and Moving Forward, and Wine, Cheese & Chocolate, published by Manzanita Press. With a degree in dance and creative writing from Hampshire College, Kaplan has taught courses at NYU, UCLA, and the University of Colorado in Boulder.

Free and Open to the Public
This workshop will be followed by a brief Q&A. For other event information, questions, or comments please contact Callie Kitchen at kitchenc@yosemite.edu


October 12, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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