PLAYWRITERS' WORKSHOP Wednesday August 14 2019 at 2:00 PM
Wednesday August 14 2019 at 2:00 PM
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Playwriters’ Workshop for local writers with Natalie Meisner (max. 10 participants) (2pm-4pm) An introduction to new play development in Canada, an introduction to working with a dramaturge, discussion of individual play concepts, and instruction for focused writing. You will be given a new play generating exercise and take homework to bring back on Thursday. Thursday, August 15, 2019 Workshop your material together and engage in discussions of character, story arc, and dramatic structure.
BIO: Dr. Natalie Meisner is a full Professor in the Department of English, Languages, and Literature at Mount Royal and and a celebrated Canadian Author. Her stage plays have won numerous awards, been produced across the country, and been featured in Canadian anthologies. Her books, Double Pregnant: Two Lesbians Make a Family, My Mommy, My Mama, My Brother & Me, Growing Up Salty, Legislating Love (Forthcoming, University of Calgary Press), take on social justice themes with warmth and humour. Her collection of poetry, Baddie One Shoe (Frontenac 2020) is an ode the renegades past and present who fight the power with laughter. Meisner's areas of specialization include creative writing, drama, theories of comedy /laughter and glbtiqa+ literatures. She hails from Nova Scotia, has taught across the country and now calls Salt Spring Island her home, along with her wife and two great boys
100 Jackson Ave.
Saltspring Island BC V8K 2V8
This is a general seating performance - the seats are on a first come, first serve basis when you arrive at the venue.
Doors open 1/2 hour prior to start of performance.