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The Literary Screenplay: Adaption


Three Hour Workshop. This course offers students an opportunity to learn the craft of writing for dramatic film. It is intended for the motivated student who has some prior knowledge of working in film or writing fiction. The class will be structured as both an academic seminar and a writing workshop. Students will analyse the process of adapting fiction to film while working on a literary adaptation. Hence, students will select one literary work of fiction to adapt throughout the course. Because of the seminar and workshop structure of the course, it is essential that all students attend class regularly and participate fully. Students will leave the course with a solid foundation for writing their own original screenplay.


Permission of the Instructor. Students should have taken at least one other CWRI course. Email five poems in a variety of themes and styles to the instructor ( Make sure to identify the course number. The instructor will be accepting submissions until the course is filled. Successful applicants will be notified by the instructor.

Department of English, Queen's University

Watson Hall
49 Bader Lane
Kingston ON K7L 3N6

Telephone (613) 533-2153



Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.