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August 10-31, Thursdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m (four sessions)
925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205


Writing a screenplay can feel exciting and daunting. Where do you start? In this 4-part class, learn how to develop a strong foundation that will be the jumping off point for your original feature film screenplay. By putting together these foundational elements, the script will flow more easily, you’ll avoid writing yourself into a corner and you’ll have the best chance of
reaching “FADE OUT” while enjoying the creative process.

Learn more about how to craft your concept into unique, efficient and attention-grabbing logline. You’ll get to know your main character, the oppositional force and the supporting characters. You’ll use all you know about your main character, including external want and internal need, to craft an outline of your three-act screenplay that will include the major plot points. Lastly, you’ll be armed with industry-standard formatting rules, so you can dive into your screenwriting endeavor.

Access Program
We want our writing classes and Delves to be accessible to everyone, regardless of income and background. We understand that our tuition structure can present obstacles for some people. Our Access Program offers writing class and Delve tuitions at a reduced rate. The access program for writing classes covers 60% of the class tuition. Most writing classes have at least one access spot available.

Please apply here for access rate tuition. Contact Susan Moore at susan@literary-arts.org if you have questions.

Liaison position
Every in-person class and seminar at Literary Arts has one liaison position. Liaisons perform specific duties for each class meeting. If you are a liaison for a class or seminar, the full amount of your tuition is covered by Literary Arts.

Apply here for the liaison position.


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Janna King

Janna King is a screenwriter-author-playwright with produced credits in TV movies and drama series. She has written original and adapted TV and film projects for various producers, studios and talent, and her YA novels The Seasonaires and its sequel Malibu Bluff were most recently optioned by Blumhouse Television. In addition to her live action credits, Janna has written animated films and TV series for the likes of Disney Junior, WB TV, Sony and PBS Kids. Janna has also directed plays, music videos and award-winning short films. She is currently a Writers Program instructor at UCLA Extension and volunteers with the creative youth organization 826 National.
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