SCREENWRITING

Dissatisfied with what's on TV, in the movies, or on stage? Do you think you can do better? Submit your application!

Our Screen, TV and Stage group is a weekly interdisciplinary writing workshop and critique group for screenwriters, playwrights and TV writers. We all need someone outside the world we've created to look at our work and be sure others will see on the page what we see in our heads before we submit to contests, agents, and producers.

We meet weekly Monday evenings, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., in Harlem/Morningside Heights. Each workshop is limited to six writers because it seems to be the best way to ensure that each member's work gets the attention it deserves.

We use a glass booth format which allows for uninterrupted feedback during the workshop. It also forces everyone to listen to each other and streamline the feedback offered. We are looking for writers seeking representation, publication, and production.

DISCIPLINE

Writers are prolific in our minds, and with friends. However, when it comes to actual writing, we are one lazy bunch. A writing group is like a literary chain gang, forcing each member to stay writing to have something to submit when it's his or her turn to be critiqued.

COMPETITION

Seeing the person next to you turning in ten great pages make you want to do the same. You feel that if the person sitting next to you can write that well, so can you, with a little work.