Dialogue Workshop: 5 Sessions
About the instructor: Joe Graceffo will be leading this workshop. Joe is an Alameda radio dramatist, author and screenwriter. His radio play “Doubt Is Our Product” was selected for competition by the 2020 UK Intl. Radio Drama Festival. He also wrote and directed “Chance Reunion,” a finalist in the 2015 Bay Area Short Film Festival. His most recent full-length screenplay is “Side Pocket,” about a down-and-out pool player who falls for the young businesswoman orchestrating his comeback. All together he is the author of numerous screenplays, radio plays, a book and several short stories. Some of his work can be read, listened to and/or viewed at joegraceffo-writer.com. Read more about Joe here!
Title: Dialogue Workshop: 5 Sessions
Instructor: Joe Graceffo
Date: January 16, 23, 30 & February 6, 13
Day and Time: Tuesdays, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Description: Are you struggling to write dialogue? Are your characters speaking for you, or to each other? Are you using dialogue as a stand in for exposition or to describe action? Bottom line, does your dialogue sound natural or stilted? This workshop will take you through exercises that will help you hear the beats that propel natural speech forward, and cut out the extraneous other stuff that wants to filter in and bog it down. We’ll use Robert McKee’s book “Dialogue” to define exercise takeaways, and I’ll let you in on techniques I use when writing screenplays and audio dramas. Whatever medium calls for dialogue (screenplays, plays, narrative and poetry) this workshop is designed to help writers find a connection within themselves to listen to their characters, and write better dialogue.
Fees per workshop:
$149 Members; $160 Non-members
Notes: Minimum registration required for the workshop to proceed. This class is intended for practicing writers that want to improve their dialogue skills. Open to 18 - 99 years of age.
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Laptop, or pen & paper, whatever you prefer and Robert McKee’s book “Dialogue”, which may be purchased through Amazon.