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My 2018 Workshops...

Is 2018 the year you're going to nail your awesome screenplay? Want to crank out a note-worthy first draft with confidence? Then you need a kick-ass plan.

You can waste time writing in circles or get the story bones of your screenplay right BEFORE you start writing.

AUCKLAND 10th FEB - Earlybird on sale.


Let's Get Writing Weekend 2018  

How amazing would it be to spend two uninterrupted days writing? Or maybe you've been yearning to get that story idea onto the page but haven't found the time...

If 2018 is the year you start taking your writing seriously... so let's start as we mean to go on.

Join me for a creatively inspiring and productive weekend that will get you fired up about your project and moving it forward.

Auckland - 17th & 18th Feb




Got a great film idea but not sure where to start?

My two-day screenwriting workshop demystifies the nuts and bolts and shows you how to avoid newbie mistakes.  This workshop will take you step by step through what you need to know to start writing.

No matter what stage you're at - if you want to improve your screenwriting skills Beginner’s Guide to Screenwriting is designed especially for you.   Got questions about Beginner's Guide? Get in touch.

Auckland - 7th & 8th April 2018


“Loved it! Kathryn gets straight to the point and gives clear, practical advice about screenwriting. She demystifies the process.” Rebecca Barry Hill – Journalist/Screenwriter

"Kathryn's course is a must for any newbie. It's a fast, furious and funny two days - I can't wait to get started on my first feature."  Eryn Wilson - Actor/Writer/Director

"I feel like I learnt years of knowledge in two days. It was incredible so stop reading this and go sign up!" Francesca Wen Xiu Logan - Aspiring Screenwriter

"Having attended two of Kathryn's workshops now, they have provided me with a great understanding of screenplay structure, and tools to work through issues when I get stuck, which has been very helpful, not only for my own writing, but also assessing scripts that I am given to read which I may get to shoot ." - Kirk Pflaum, Director of Photography

“Kathryn Burnett is the bombdiggity. She brings amazing experience, intelligence, and passion to her teaching. She has a comprehensive understanding of movies, cinema history, and storytelling technique, and is effective and engaging when sharing that knowledge with her students. Kathryn is to storytelling tutors as Carlos the Jackal is to international assassins. I can't recommend her highly enough.” Steve Barr – screenwriter, producer, and development executive

"Fantastic array of information. It's so helpful to get to look "under the bonnet" of a film and see all the moving parts. This will save hours of time in avoiding the pitfalls." Cindy Mullins – Publishing Agent

Want a quick taster? Check out my Free Screenwriting Starter Kit here.

Read more testimonials for Beginner's Guide to Screenwriting...


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What people are saying about my other writing workshops...

"This is a great workshop for learning the basics. Kathryn includes the perfect mix of technical information and theory, along with a big dose of fun. As a professional writer this has given me invaluable tools." Stacey Muncie - Writer (USA)

"A thoroughly wonderful workshop of focused brainstorming and structured process." Anne Lohrentz – Artist/Designer

“I wrote a story that was directly inspired by one of Kathryn’s creativity exercises during her workshop. The story went on to win a NZ Society of Authors competition and I have just heard that it has been accepted for publication in Landfall! A real breakthrough for me.” Bronwyn Calder - Writer

Read more testimonials for my other writing workshops

Contact Kathryn here

KATHRYN BURNETT is an award-winning screenwriter and columnist, script consultant and writing tutor. She is also a published author and fledgling playwright.  She has been teaching screenwriting and creative writing for nine years – and her workshops have featured in the Auckland Writers & Readers Festival for the last five years. 


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