Screenwriting/novel adaptation

SFU’s Praxis Centre for Screenwriters is a terrific resource.

They have just announced a workshop that might be of interest to some of you. Here’s the info:

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West Coast Screenwriting principals, Keith Digby (Young Alexander,

Time Exposures) and Brian Paisley (Lies Like Truth, The Great Night of Shiva) are holding ‘Weekend Blitz’ personalized workshops in Victoria andVancouver for aspiring screenwriters and adaptors.


In five sessions of high-octane teaching, Brian and Keith will take participants through hands-on sessions in screenwriting structure, character development, creating visual action scenes, and building sequences that grip the audience.


For new and emerging screenwriters, bring your idea/concept, outline or unfinished screenplay. Novel and short-story writers, who might be thinking of adapting one of their works, bring a one-page outline and watch its progress toward the big screen


VICTORIA | Sponsored by the Greater Victoria Film Commission

Location: T.B.A. (Victoria, BC)

Dates: August 10th (evening) to 12th (late afternoon)

Cost: $275 (Participants) $150 (Gallery)

* Group Rate for 5 or more ‘Gallery’ Auditors: $100 each


VANCOUVER | Hosted by the Canadian Media Production Association

Location: CMPA offices: 600 – 736 Granville Street, Vancouver

Dates: August 17th (evening) to 19th (late afternoon)

Cost: $275 (Participants) $150 (Gallery)

* Group Rate for 5 or more ‘Gallery’ Auditors: $100 each


Special Offer! Praxis subscribers receive a $25 discount off the registration fee. For more information or to redeem this offer, email Keith Digby at


For curriculum details, ‘Participant’ vs. ‘Gallery’ status, and any other information, please visit the West Coast Screenwriting website.

About Colin Thomas

Colin Thomas is a Vancouver-based editor, an award-winning playwright, and an established theatre critic. Colin helps writers unlock the full potential of their novels, short stories, screenplays, and children's books.

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