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June 3 - June 8, 2017

"Playwright Jumpstart"


This is a playwright workshop for all writing genres and all levels.

(More information below.)



A Playwright Workshop Intensive

Led by Lisa Soland

June 3 - 7, 2017

(Register now and get the best discount!)


This weeklong playwright workshop, led by award-winning international playwright Lisa Soland, explores several dramatic formats: the monologue, 10-minute play, one-person autobiographical or biographical play, and the one-act and full-length play. Before the week concludes, Ms. Soland will also discuss the business of being a playwright: submission, production, self-production, social networking, and other elements regarding building a career as a dramatist. Classes will be held in the mornings, writing time in the afternoons, sharing time after dinner. Learn the craft of playwriting from an excellent practitioner, build a strong and supportive community of fellow playwrights, and go home prepared to take up your craft in earnest. The ten-minute plays developed during the workshop will be given a fully produced staged reading to an invited audience on the last evening.

All writing levels welcome. Must be 18 years of age or older.

Classes will take place in the LMU Convention Center, Cumberland Gap. Residential participants will stay in the lovely LMU residence halls.

SAVE $50 by registering before May 15!

Early Registration
Complete Package (includes housing and meals: dinner on Sunday through dinner on Thursday): $500
Workshop only package (includes lunch Monday-Thursday): $400

Registration after May 15:
Complete Package (includes housing and meals: dinner on Sunday through lunch on Thursday): $550
Workshop only package (includes lunch Monday-Thursday): $450

NOTE: Additional savings with early registration: If you are also registered for Mountain Heritage Literary Festival (which you must do separately), you can save $25 on the Playwright Intensive registration.  This offer good only with early registration, making your total savings $75.  For festival registration information, visit www.lmunet.edu/mhlf.

Register online: http://alumni.lmunet.edu/playwright2015

For more information  please contact:

Darnell Arnoult, Writer-in-Residence at 423.869.7074 or darnell.arnoult@LMUnet.edu
OR Hesper Capps, Arts in the Gap Administrative Assistant, 423.869.6203, hesper.capps@LMUnet.edu.