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Salem Meeting: “What Novelists Can Learn From Screenwriters” with Cynthia Whitcomb

September 20, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

On Wednesday, September 20th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (talk begins at 7 p.m.), Cynthia Whitcomb will present to our chapter at the Salem Public Library (Anderson Room A), 585 Liberty St SE.

A few of the many things novelists can learn from screenwriters are Three Act Structure, Subplots, Dialogue, How to Combine Right Brain and Left Brain strengths. Set ups and Payoffs. Visual symbols.

Cynthia Whitcomb is a playwright, screenwriter, and author. She has sold over 70 feature-length scripts, 30 of which have been produced, 7 of them at the acclaimed UCLA Film School. Her work includes Buffalo Girls; Selma, Lord, SelmaI Know My First Name is Steven; and Mark Twain and Me. She has been nominated for many awards, including the Emmy, the Edgar, WGA and the Humanitas.  Her new book The Heart of the Film came out May 2017, on writing love stories in screenplays.  She teaches screenwriting courses twice a year through Willamette Writers. She has a new screenwriting class beginning Sept. 23 in Wilsonville.

For more: willamettewriters.org/salem/ or email salem [at] willamettewriters.org.


September 20, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Salem Public Library
585 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States