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Writing Workshops

Mesa, Arizona • 800-WILKES U, x6372 (T) or 570-408-MESA (T) • Email

Write where you live
Inspire the creative writer in you – enroll in our creative writing workshops! These weekend sessions are open to the public and are appropriate for adults of any age or skill level. Classes are sponsored by Wilkes University, offering the M.A./M.F.A. in Creative Writing in Mesa, Ariz.

All workshops will be held at Wilkes University, Mesa Center for Higher Education, 245 W. 2nd Street.


The Basics of Screenwriting
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Saturday, April 5
Cost: $15*
Learn the nuts and bolts of writing a screenplay and breaking into film with seasoned screenwriters. Faculty: Richard Uhlig, Ross Klavan

Pitch Session for Screenwriters
2 to 5 p.m.
Saturday, April 5
Cost: $15*
Present your movie ideas to three filmmakers. Give your best pitch and receive advice on script from experienced panelists. Faculty: Susan Cartsonis, Richard Uhlig and Ross Klavan.

Attend both workshops for just $25. Lunch at noon with faculty and the program director is included.


A Play in a Day
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, April 12
Cost: $25* (lunch included)
This interactive workshop introduces the very popular 2 to 10 minute plays. Write your own play (in a day) and to be read at a formal reading at the end of the day. Faculty: Bonnie Culver

To register for any of these sessions, call (480) 878-4412 or email

*College students with a valid student ID can attend for free.

About Wilkes University's M.A. in Creative Writing
Wilkes University will offer master of art degrees in screenwriting and playwriting in Mesa, Ariz. starting in Aug. 2014. The program is held in a convenient hybrid format, blending online and weekend classes. Learn more by contacting Bonnie Culver at



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