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Georgia Knapp

 

Georgia travels the world looking for stories to tell. She is an essayist, playwright, and freelance writer. She earned a BA in English from Kalamazoo College (Michigan, USA) and an MFA in Creative Writing from Georgia College & State University (Georgia, USA). While pursuing writing she has supported herself by teaching English literature, creative writing, and English as a Second Language (ESL). 

Georgia specialises in nonfiction, playwriting, and dialogue. She has taught students ranging from teenagers all the way through business professionals. She believes that everyone has a story to tell, and she enjoys helping students find their ‘writing voice.’ She is experienced in teaching beginner students, advanced writers looking to perfect their craft, and non-native English speakers.
You can scroll down to see which classes she has on offer for you.

For a look at Georgia’s publications, please see her website.

Course Personal Essay

The personal essay can be freeing, riveting, and, for the writer, daunting. Writing a personal story forces you to look at your life through a microscope. It challenges your memory and the way you see the world, but it can also feel like a creative adventure. This medium often opens writers up to stories they never knew they had!

In this 8-week course, we will work on the best practices for personal essay writing (sometimes callednarrative nonfiction”). Students can begin the workshop with a story already in mind, or flesh out a topic during the course. This is a safe environment, where students are welcome to explore vulnerable topics if they wish. You will receive guidance on how to start and draft a personal essay, as well as personal feedback from the instructor and your peers.

Discover stories you never knew you had!

The goal of this course is for writers to have one polished essay at the end, and the drive to create more.

Course Playwriting

Have you ever dreamed of writing for the stage? Would you like to see your words acted out and brought to life? Then playwriting may be for you.

Whether or not you have considered writing your own play, playwriting helps writers of all sorts. By creating a story through only dialogue, writers learn how to balance distinct voices, craft realistic language, and “show, don’t tell.” Playwriting is an exciting form that allows writers to give life into their words.  

This course is for all skill levels; from people who have dabbled in playwriting to those who have never stepped foot into a theatre. In this course, students will learn the basics of playwriting, including character building, scene construction, inserting movement, and stage directions. You will learn how to build tension and create dynamic dialogue that will bring your text to life.

At the end of this course, students will finish a One Act play. The course will culminate in a reading of those plays (either public or via Zoom depending on Covid-19 restrictions at the time).

Workshop Dialogue

We Need to Talk: The Dos and Don’ts of Writing Effective Dialogue

Dialogue in prose writing is an excellent way to move a plot forward and add excitement to your writing. But how do you make your dialogue sound natural? What’s the best way to give characters their own, unique voice? Is there such a thing as too much dialogue?

Find out the answers to these questions and more in the Dos and Don’ts of Writing Effective Dialogue workshop. In this two-hour workshop, you will learn the best tips and tricks to writing effortless dialogue that flows naturally and engages readers. Students will enjoy various writing exercises and take away best practices to continue improving their written dialogue.

Dates & Details

Course Personal Essay

This class will start February 4, 2021, and runs for 8 weeks.
Every Thursday from 6 pm to 8 pm (CET)
The price is 300 and can be made in instalments.
There are only 2 spots left!


Course Playwriting
This class is full!


Workshop
Dialogue

This 2-Hour workshop will take place on February 20 and on March 13, 2021. They both run from 2 pm to 4 pm (CET)
The price is35.

For questions, information about payment instalments, cancellation policy, or registration, please contact Georgia.

 

 

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