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Saturday - Len Collin

Storytelling and Scriptwriting - Workshop with John Dawson
 Sunday September 1st at 12pm - Laurel Suite - Royal Marine Hotel


John Dawson

John Dawson has served as screenwriter, story consultant and script editor for clients worldwide. His drama training began at N. America’s famous Second City Theatre, the training ground and casting pool for hit TV show ‘Saturday Night Live’. As a trainer himself, he’s facilitated for Trinity College Dublin, Animation Skillnet, Screen Training Ireland, and Academy Award nominated Irish animation companies Brown Bag Films and Cartoon Saloon.

Storytelling & Screenwriting – talk by John Dawson

Being a writer requires more than a vivid imagination and dedication. One needs to have a deep understanding of ‘Story’, its purpose, and its parts, regardless of the form in which one’s story is presented IE novels, short stories, comics, plays, film screenplays and TV shows scripts. John will discuss Story: its role in the human experience as well as its components: logic, theme, character and archetypes, structures, plotting, genres, tone, and how all must work together to create a completely rewarding, memorable experience; one of transcendence and transformation.


“I’ve done many script and screenplay classes over the years, and found John’s invaluably insightful. He really broke down plot, structure, and character development in a way that clarified the process of building an engaging story. Highly recommended!”

Nicky Phelan - Academy Award Nominated Director of ‘Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty’ and Series Director at Brown Bag Films, Dublin

“John Dawson's knowledge in the areas of storytelling and the craft of screenwriting is immense. He has a deep understanding of structure, theme, characterization, and plotting and is able to convey these extremely effectively when working as both a facilitator and story/script editor. His brilliant advice on my own screenplay made an incredible difference and helped to hone it to the highest and most professional level.”

Dr. Robert Monroe, PhD - Screenwriter/Novelist, Ohio, USA

This talk is workshop is FREE of charge.  Just fill in the application form below to secure your place (places are limited)

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