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Explore the art and craft of screenwriting during this 8-week class. Through discussions and writing exercises, you’ll learn the basics of structure, plot, character, conflict, and dialogue. By the end of the sessions, you’ll have at least one written scene and the tools you’ll need to begin a feature length screenplay or television pilot.


Instructor: Tiffany Alexander has a BA from Hampton University, and an MFA in Narrative Media Writing from the University of Georgia. She is an award-winning journalist, author, and screenwriter whose work explores social justice issues, including the prison reform, the academic achievement gap, and generational poverty. She teaches at CSU’s School of Film and Media Arts and works with creatives – ages 2 to 92 – around the city of Cleveland.  


Details: Screenwriting takes place Wednesday March 22 - May 10 from 7:00-8:30pm remotely through Zoom.

Prerequisite: None.

Genre: Screenwriting with a focus on narrative fiction in film and television.

Level: All experience levels welcome.

Format: Lecture and discussion with some out-of-class writing and in-class sharing.

Location: This class takes place remotely online via Zoom.

Size: Limited to 12 participants (including scholarships).

Scholarships: Two scholarship spots are available for this class for writers in Northeast Ohio. Apply by December 1.

Cancellations & Refunds: Cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the first class meeting to receive a full refund. Email


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