The Captain's Table Scriptwriters' Workshop - March 2019

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The Captain's Table Scriptwriters' Workshop - March 2019

from 360.50

Workshop: Friday the 29th of March - Sunday the 31st

Sparrow House opens to participants from Friday the 29th at 3pm until Monday the 1st at noon. Dinner is provided on Friday, with breakfast provided Saturday and Sunday.

Join fellow writers in a supportive, generative scriptwriting workshop. Hear your work read and receive feedback, and write new scenes from creative prompts.

Led by playwright and screenwriter Kevin Kautzman
MFA, Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin

Select your accommodations below. Five double beds are available for singles or couples to share, and two trundle / air mattresses in private rooms are available for singles. Price includes room, board, workshop and cleaning fees.



Participants arrive with a project in mind supported by pages (can be a treatment, dialogue, synopsis, scene or draft…) This could be a play, screenplay or web series, so long as the project includes a written narrative. Participants are asked, but not required, to bring one piece of work to share with the group for constructive feedback. We’ll determine how much will be read depending on the volume of work submitted.

A USB printer will be provided on site.

Participants may stay at Sparrow House from Friday, March 29th at 3pm until Sunday the 31st at noon. The retreat takes place from 6pm on Friday the 29th and concludes Sunday evening. Dinner on the first evening will be provided, as well as breakfast Saturday and Sunday. A grocery trip will take place Saturday in the early afternoon. Dining options are available in the area. Participants are asked to share in the cleanup of meals.


Check in from Friday, March 29th at 3pm.

Retreat Day 1
(Friday, March 29th)

Introductions and Shared Work / Concepts Roundtable

Dinner - Provided


Retreat Day 2
(Saturday, March 30th)

Continental Breakfast, American Style

Shared Work
10am - Noon

Grocery Run
Noon - 1pm

Lunch - Self Serve

Generative Writing from Prompts
2pm - 3pm

Free Writing Time
3pm - 4pm

Shared Work & Generative Writing from Prompts
4pm - 6pm

Dinner - Self Serve

Retreat Day 3
(Sunday, March 31st)

Continental Breakfast, American Style - Provided

Shared Work
10am - noon

Lunch - Self Serve

Generative Writing from Prompts
1pm - 2:30pm

Free Writing Time
2:30pm - 4pm

Generative Writing from Prompts
4pm - 6pm

Closing Remarks

Dinner - Self Serve

(Monday, April 1st at noon)

The Location / Travel

Sparrow House is located at 53 River Avenue, Cornwall-On-Hudson, New York 12520, accessible within 90 minutes from New York City via Metro North to Beacon and a rideshare.