There’s nothing like the thrill of seeing one’s fiction writing performed and recorded for the ages, whether it’s on an Olympia stage or streaming video online. But how does one turn prose storytelling into action and dialogue? This class will show amateur writers how to begin turning their stories into playable drama. Students will read and discuss the work of honored playwrights and ambitious screenwriters. They’ll also consider passages from The Art and Craft of Playwriting by Jeffrey Hatcher and Story by Robert McKee. Learn the essentials of two-act and three-act dramatic structure, then use those lessons to write and edit a one-act stage script and a five-page screenplay. ACTION! (Limit: 12 students). General Public/Members: $68/$62 For more info or to register, call 360.586.6181 or stop by the Olympia or Lacey Senior Center. Registration starts March 4th.
Christian Carvajal’s first published novel, Lightfall, was reprinted by Campanile Books in 2014. He’s a feature writer for The Weekly Volcano and editor emeritus of OLY ARTS. Other works include Rereading the Bible (nonfiction) and plays including 3 Impossible Questions (2018). His most recent book releases are Mr. Klein’s Wild Ride and C Is for Collection.