Introduction to Screenwriting (In Person)

Tuesday, June 13, 2023 - Tuesday, July 25, 2023

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Six Sessions. Class will not meet on July 4th.


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Course Description

For this class, a cohort of new screenwriters will each take their project from first idea to first revised draft. Along the way we will develop an understanding of the foundations of screenwriting: character, story, and structure. This will be aided by readings from professional screenplays. Finally, the completed first drafts will be workshopped by the class, providing guidance on where their writing can go next.
Six Sessions: $268/$241. Led by Fred Pelzer

Registration Fees

Registration is $268

We offer a 10% discount to seniors, students, and members of the Newberry (Associates at the Author level and above).

Contact Us

The Adult Education team is available Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Email is the best form of contact: You can also reach us by phone at 312-255-3700. Please allow 24-48 business hours for a response.


Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, IL 60610
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