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"Screenwriter's Tips for Novelists: Action, Character, and Three-Act Structure" with Owen Egerton

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St. Edward's University, Trustee Hall 303
3001 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704

4/5/2014 From 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM


$49 for members (log in to website for member pricing)

$109 nonmembers

Novelist and screenwriter Owen Egerton brings his years of experience to this high-energy half-day workshop on how to use the craft of screenwriting on your novel. Using examples from classic and popular films, Egerton will cover three-act structure, strong pacing, concise dialogue and crafting an emotionally packed scene. Egerton will guide exercises and share his own experiences as a published novelist and Hollywood screenwriter on how the secrets of the screenplay can apply to the craft of the novel.

This class is perfect for:

-- Those beginning novel writing

-- Experienced fiction writers who want to make their prose more dynamic

-- Authors wanting to adapt their novel for the screen

-- Writers wanting a fun, informative kick-in-the-pants experience to stir up new ideas

Owen Egerton is the author of Everyone Says That at the End of the World, How Best to Avoid Dying and The Book of Harold, the Illegitimate Son of God, which was optioned by Warner Bros. Television. As a screenwriter Egerton has worked for Fox, Warner Bros., and Disney studios, writing scripts for Owen Wilson, Bill Hader, and Amy Poehler. Egerton was voted Best Local Author by The Austin Chronicle and is one of the talents behind the award-winning Master Pancake Theater at the Alamo Drafthouse Theatre.

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NOTE: All credit card transactions will incur a 4% handling fee. Tickets are not refundable, but they are transferable. If you purchase a ticket and then find you cannot attend, someone else can attend in your stead. Simply contact us at or 512-499-8914 and let us know so that we can update the class roster.


This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services Office/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at


Writers' League of Texas classes and workshops are also funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts - Investing in a Creative Texas. For more information, go to


The Writers' League of Texas would like to thank St. Edward's University for its generous support and commitment to community, ongoing education, and the arts. Visit