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Master Class with Stephanie Storey: Story Lessons from Hollywood
LitSpace Literary Arts Institute at Morean Arts Center
Saint Petersburg, FL
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After working as a television and film producer in Los Angeles for over fifteen years, Stephanie Storey used her Hollywood storytelling skills to turn her debut novel, Oil and Marble, into a runaway hit, garnering a glowing New York Times review, hitting the Los Angeles Times bestseller list, and selling out of her first printing within the first week of publication. Now, a Los Angeles-based production company is turning this art historical thriller into a feature film.

In this workshop, participants will learn how to harness the power of Hollywood storytelling to write stories that will catch the eye of agents, editors, publishers, and the media. Lessons from screenwriting, producing, directing, editing and acting will help the beginning writer build a strong foundation and help the professional writer take their craft to the next level. Participants will learn how to apply filmic structure and pacing to their fiction, discover how the craft of acting will help you dive deeper into your characters and write more believable dialogue, and see unique examples of that old show dont tell advice.
By distilling down nearly twenty years of experience in Hollywood, Storey will teach you how to not only stay true to your voice, create compelling characters, and tell honest stories, but also how entertain your audience, ensuring that they keep turning those pages.

About the Instructor:
Stephanie Storeys debut novel Oil and Marble is a Los Angeles Times bestseller, was named one of Hudson Booksellers Best Books of 2016, and was called extraordinarily entertaining by The New York Times. She has a degree in Fine Arts from Vanderbilt University and attended a PhD program in Art Historybefore leaving to get her MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. She has studied art in Italy and been on a pilgrimage to see every Michelangelo on display in Europe. She has also been a television producer for over 15 years in Los Angeles for shows like Tavis Smiley on PBS, The Arsenio Hall Show for CBS, and The Writers Room for Sundance Channel. When not writing novels or producing television, she can usually be found  with her husband, an actor and Emmy-winning comedy writer  traveling the world in search of her next story.

Saturday, June 30 (1:00pm-3:00pm).

This class is presented by AARP-Tampa Bay
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LitSpace Literary Arts Institute at Morean Arts Center (View)
719 Central Avenue
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
United States



Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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