Introduction to Creative Writing
Join poet and playwright Nathaniel Joseph McAuley in an introduction to creative writing, designed to help you explore the form that will fit your potential story best. Nathaniel will facilitate your exploration through the pros and cons of poetry, prose, stage and screen through a variety of creative writing exercises, discussions and workshops, in a safe and engaging learning environment.
Day 1 – Poetry
What is contemporary poetry and is it the same stuff you learned at school?
Storytelling through poetry, how does it differ from prose?
Day 2 – Prose
Aristotle’s arc – how to structure your story
Short story vs long form prose, how to know when a story is done.
Day 3 – Playwriting
Dialogue and set design
The psychology of theatre – Understanding audience
Day 4 – Screenwriting
The script as instruction manual
Formatting and dialogue (or lack there of)
Day 5 – Final Workshop and Recital
10am - 12pm