Story, Not Plot

Ages 18+

Saturday November 24, 11:30am – 2:00pm

Plots are fine for spy novels. But if you really want to jump start your writing, tell a story. Plots focus on things. Stories are about people-in other words, characters. Discover helpful ways to generate characters that live and breathe. Once they take on a life of their own, they are your co-writers in your storytelling journey.

This 2 and a half hour workshop will explore easy ways to develop characters via dialogue and monologue exercises, joyful and supportive improv games, and easy methods that put an end to writer’s block.

From the comedy sketch to the full length play, the YouTube video to the screenplay, the short story to the novel, characters are the heart of every story. This is a class that focuses on freeing up your ability to get to the heart of your human creations-with a heavy emphasis on fun.

Bring a pen, a notebook and sense of play. Be prepared to work, learn and laugh. Class presented in partnership with City Fusion.

  • Session: 1 day (Saturday, November 24, 2018)
  • Cost: $25
  • Class Size: 6 – 20 students accepted. Minimum of 6 students needed for class to run.
  • More Information: Bring a pencil/pen and notebook/a laptop. A snack is encouraged but not necessary. Visit https://www.secondcity.com/people/scott-levy for more information on the instructor.
  • How to Register: Send an email to classes@cliftonculturalarts.org with “Story, Not Plot” in the subject line. Registration will be confirmed via email, with tuition due upon registration to secure your space. Drop in students welcome, but minimum enrollment must be met for class to run.

About the Instructor: Scott Levy

Scott Levy, writer, actor, comic and playwright, teaches for Chicago’s famed Second City Training Center in the Writing Program. A former Cincinnatian, he worked for years as an on-air music host for the sadly departed WNKU. For a more complete bio, visit: https://www.secondcity.com/people/scott-levy

Date

Nov 24, 2018

Time

11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Cost

$25

Location

Short Vine
2728 Short Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45219, USA
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