Upcoming Storytelling + Writing Classes at Literary Arts

Learn to tell your story through live storytelling or for the TV screen at one of the upcoming classes led by Back Fence PDX staff and favorite storytellers through Literary Arts! Just two classes left this Fall and Winter, don’t miss out on these chances to refine your skills & have some fun! …

MindyWorkshopStorytelling Intensive

Mondays, November 9, 16, and 23
6:00–9:00 p.m. (three class meetings with a storytelling show on Wednesday, December 2 at 6:00 p.m.)
All classes meet at Literary Arts, 925 SW Washington

Master the art of live storytelling! The workshop covers crafting stories using the five-part story arc, delivering your  best performance on stage, and how to pitch to live show and radio producers. This class culminates in a show at  the downtown Literary Arts center, where participants will perform before a live audience.

Sign up for Mindy’s class –> Here

Joey Slamon Pilot Bootcamp Class at Literary Arts Pilot Bootcamp: Bringing Your Idea for Television to the Page

Saturday, November 21
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 22
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
All classes meet at Literary Arts

This two day workshop will help you turn your idea for a show into a pilot script. A pilot is more than jokes  and action, it is about building a world that the viewer wants to keep watching. By working on a logline for  your project and giving you tips for how to turn that logline into a script, this class will cover basic  techniques for outlining, writing, revising and selling your show. We will also discuss tone, characters and how to edit your idea to get the most out of your script. Participants should come with an idea for a show that they want to develop. You can catch her live at the Back Fence PDX: MAINSTAGE show on November 21.

Joey Slamon is a writer who has worked on several television comedies, including Arrested Development and the upcoming Those Who Can’t for TruTV. She has written numerous pilots and recently sold a project for a half hour horror/comedy that is currently in development. She has been a featured storyteller in both Back Fence PDX Mainstage and Russian Roulette shows.

Sign up for Joey’s class –> Here