WCTO Session Offerings

WCTO Writers Are Optioning, Placing in Major Contests and Building Their Skills!

1. Tertiary sessions: In Spring 2018, we’re likely going to be taking a more focused look at getting material ready for market. Each session includes opportunities to workshop your pages (screenplay, fiction, poetry, essay, playwriting, etc.) in small, facilitated group sessions. Participating writers receive constructive and inspiring feedback from each other and thom. thom provides in-session, in writing and recorded feedback for each submission. Presentations, exercises and learning strategies are offered in every session. Push your skills, craft and the projects you’re working on. Six weeks, 3 hrs./wk. $347, inc. Max: 6-8 writers

2. Video Conference sessions: these 2.5 hour group sessions include peer and instructor feedback. thom provides recorded and in-person feedback for each submission. 3-6 participants only. Six weeks, 2.5 hrs./wk. $300, inc.

3. 1-1 sessions: In-person, 1-1 coaching/consulting sessions with thom. $113/hr., inc. Intensive coaching sessions include written feedback and discussion of your work. Writing strategies and suggestions designed especially for you. $90/hr, inc. for current students. 

Add-on Market-focused sessions: two additional sessions will be organized with industry speakers on the issues of fundraising, marketing, pitching, and strategies for selling your material. 

4. Writers’ Circle TO In-play uses the principles of focused-play and other organic principles of awareness to generate and activate creative writing. Participants will practice playing with full-out spontaneity and commitment as they develop fiction and performance-oriented work. Using the Spolin games and the Viewpoints as a starting point, we will learn methods that locate us in the moment, in our bodies, and in relationship to ourselves and others. And then, most importantly, activate these moments for story. Ideal for performers/players, writers, directors and other creatives. We may incorporate digital media into our work as well.  These sessions are exhilarating, rigorous and inspiring. $350 (six 3-hour sessions). Max. 10 participants. 

Starting dates: third week of April. Exact date T.B.D. for in-person and video conference sessions. Reserve your seat by sending tuition for your desired session ASAP. Please send via email money transfer. Cheque and cash also accepted. 

Email thom at thom@thomvernon.com to register and for more information.