BOOKED OUT – Screenwriting Workshop with Rachel O Flanagan & Mary Kate O Flanagan
Irish Writers Centre

BOOKED OUT – Screenwriting Workshop with Rachel O Flanagan & Mary Kate O Flanagan

Regular price €260.00

Spring 2015 - this course has now passed.


10-week Evening Course in Screenwriting and The Art of Scenewriting. 

This programme is ideal for a writer who is wrestling an idea into shape. Over the course of 10 weeks, writers will be given lectures and tutorials and have scenes from their own projects workshopped. 

The first four weeks will concentrate on supra-structure; writers will be encouraged to outline or re-outline their stories. The next six weeks will look in depth at the art of scenewriting. Participants will be taught how to re-write scenes for maximum effect, with economy, elegance and an emphasis on the visual. 

At the end of the programme, participants who complete assignments will have an outline and six key scenes written, i.e. 

  • Opening Scene 
  • Inciting Incident 
  • Beginning of ACT II 
  • Midpoint 
  • End of ACT II 
  • Closing scene. 

The programme will help keep writers on a schedule and communicate advanced techniques to writers who already know the basics. If it is the first time you're taking a course in screenwriting, we recommend that you read The Tools of Screenwriting in advance of the course. 

Tutors: Mary Kate and Rachel O Flanagan are two of the most experienced script consultants in Ireland. They trained with the professors of screenwriting from The University of Southern California in The Sequence Approach. They have worked with producers and designed and delivered screenwriting programmes in Britain, Germany, Malta, Poland, Slovenia, The Czech Republic, Denmark, South Africa, Botswana as well as in their native Ireland. They have been guest lecturers at NUI Galway and The National Film School in Ireland. You can see more about their work and experience at

Run in association with Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (JDIFF), participants can avail of discounts from on selected JDIFF events run in association with the Irish Writers Centre. Rachel and Mary Kate O Flanagan work with screenwriters internationally helping to shape scripts for film and television.

Starts Thursday 5 February

Duration: 10 weeks

Cost: €280/€260 members


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