2018 Writing Workshops

BIG MID-WINTER WRITE-IN – July 15th – Studio One Toi Tu, Auckland

Writing Mojo starting to flag? Life getting in the way of your writing goal? Like hanging out with other writers? This workshop is made for you – whether you are a beginner or a pro. Join me for a fun and invigorating day of seriously productive writing and take a step towards nailing your writing goal. NB: Places strictly limited.

“Kathryn is an inspiration – funny, self-deprecating, real and she KNOWS how to get people writing. Also the world’s best-writing nag. Stop procrastinating and book one of her workshops!” Bex Ansell – Novelist

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW               FIND OUT MORE HERE

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GOT A GREAT FILM IDEA BUT NOT SURE WHERE TO START?

My popular two-day screenwriting workshop demystifies the nuts and bolts and shows you how to avoid newbie mistakes.  It takes you step by step through what you need to know to start writing. No matter what level of experience you’re at, if you want to improve your screenwriting skills Beginner’s Guide to Screenwriting is designed for you.

NEXT BEGINNER’S GUIDE – 15 & 16th September 2018 – EARLYBIRD ON SALE NOW

Got questions about my Beginner’s Guide to Screenwriting Workshop? Get in touch.

“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

“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

“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

READ WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT MY WORKSHOPS

“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

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

Screenplay Format

Best Dumb Questions About Screenwriting? Read ’em here…

 

Read more testimonials for 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

Useful Articles:

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Embrace Your Inner Sadist – Audiences like to see characters suffer…. READ MORE


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. Get in touch here: