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Shakespeare for Screenwriters Book Launch Event

At a Glance

  • Screenwriters looking to learn how to develop timeless characters like Shakespeare
  • Learn some tips and tricks to capture the power in your screenplays
  • Discover powerful storytelling secrets

Join us as we celebrate the launch of author J.M. Evenson's new book Shakespeare for Screenwriters September 21, 2013 from 3:00PM - 5:00PM at The Writers Store.

“To be, or not to be? That is the question.”

Millions of people worldwide recognize these as some of the most powerful lines ever written. They're part of one of the greatest masterpieces in the English language. They've captivated our imaginations for hundreds of years. And they're spoken by a character whose intricate psychological complexities continue to intrigue us.

Shakespeare's characters touch a nerve because they are raw, human, and utterly timeless. Every writer on Earth wishes they could create a character like Hamlet. But how did Shakespeare create characters of such compelling psychological depth? Why have his characters stood the test of time? How can we build that complexity into our own characters?

In the presentation, author J.M. Evenson will go over some tips and tricks we can learn from the Bard on how to create characters like Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, and Lear -- characters that stay in our imagination and stand the test of time. She will break Shakespeare's most beloved characters to discover what makes them so gripping -- and then show you how to capture that power in your own screenplays. In the process, you'll discover some powerful storytelling secrets from the one of the greatest writers who ever lived.

Where

The Writers Store
3510 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505

Seating is first come, first served!

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Your satisfaction is our top priority. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please return the item(s) for an exchange or refund within 30 days from the purchase date, unless otherwise noted on the product page.

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Software returns must be deactivated and uninstalled from your computer before a refund may be issued. Please contact the software manufacturer if you need assistance uninstalling or deactivating your software.

The following items are not returnable: Hollywood Creative Directories, DVDs (opened), and Gift Certificates.

Meet the Author: JM Evenson

J. M. Evenson received a Ph.D. in Renaissance literature from the University of Michigan and an M.F.A. from UCLA’s famed School of Theater, Film and Television. At UCLA, she was awarded the Harmony Gold Screenwriting Prize and the Women In Film Eleanor Perry Writing Award and won top honors at the UCLA Showcase Screenwriting Contest. As a writer in Los Angeles, she has worked with a variety of studios and production houses, from DreamWorks to Focus Features. An awardwinning teacher of Shakespeare, composition, and film, Evenson currently teaches at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.