Dates: September 14-27, 2013
This Colony is
held in Autumn just as the leaves begin to tarnish and turn to the golden
blades of Fall. The air is brisk, the small
town atmosphere is energized by local harvest festivals and football events.
It is truly a slice of Americana, as you cocoon in the wonderful and warm
environment of the Indian Summer Screenwriting Colony to focus on your
The schedule will immediately immerse
you in the writing process where you will be encouraged to progress from story
treatment, to step-outline and finally to complete the First Act of the Screenplay
We will avail ourselves
to the Victorian comfort of this small town, and immerse ourselves in the
pursuit of writing. Every day will be filled with lecture, workshop and/or
writing time. There are plenty of cozy and isolated places to concentrate on your writing
assignments. As you will soon discover, writing is the priority, but taking
the time to socialize and discuss writing issues with your fellow participants
is also a vital part of the Colony experience.
is the time of Eagle migration, and it is quite common to witness this
majestic bird in wooded areas and lake areas in the near vicinity. The
town of Superior has a vital and informed birdwatching community, and they
can easily give you information and direction on where to best view the
American Bald Eagle.
Lew Hunter will lead the workshop
and the lecture, and will facilitate the best writing by creating an atmosphere
of constructive feedback for all participants.
This Indian Summer Colony fills rapidly
and it is strongly suggested that you submit an application at your earliest
opportunity to ensure acceptance and availability.
All skill-levels of writing experience
are encouraged to apply and to participate. We can easily accommodate the most
basic beginner to the most experienced professional. All writers will be respected, honored
and supported through the writing process.
Cost: an $800 deposit can hold your spot, or send the full amount of the tuition with the application. If just the deposit is sent with the application, the balance of the tuition is due 30 days before the Colony start date.
To read about the schedule for the workshops/colonies,
please click here for a sample daily syllabus: Colony Schedule.
Many of your frequently asked questions are answered here.
Please click here
to download the application for the Colony.