The Flatiron Writers Room | 5 Covington Street | Asheville, NC 28806

Saturday, April 27, 2019 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (EDT )


Have you ever wanted to adapt your novel or memoir to a screenplay? Maybe somebody told you your short story would make a great musical, or wants to option your article for a TV series, or your agent is asking you to get your book "smaller" for a TV pilot, or your book just sold to a film studio. No matter what kind of writer you are, it is important to understand how prose and dramatic narrative are two different animals. This class will equip you for adaptation, whether you want to take a crack at writing that screenplay of your book yourself, or decide it's best to leave it to the pros. Either way, knowledge is power --- especially before you sign your next contract!

Bring a notebook, pen and/or your charged laptop. There will be a short lecture to start, then all workshop with readings and exercises designed to immerse you immediately in dramatic form.

This workshop meets from 10am-3pm on Saturday, April 27, 2019, with a half-hour lunch break between 12:30 and 1pm. You may wish to bring your lunch, or there are fast-food restaurants close by. Cost: $75 early bird (deadline April 17, 2019), $85 general admission. Register here now.

About the instructor:

MARYEDITH BURRELL is an author and Hollywood hyphenate with a resume that includes a deal at Disney to adapt books into movies. Her documentary RAISE HELL: The Life And Times of Molly Ivins won raves at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and is featured at SXSW this month. She teaches Stage & Screen at Western Carolina University and is a member of Flatiron Writers.

What's the refund policy?

The Flatiron Writers Room reserves the right to cancel this workshop if not enough people sign up, in which case you will receive a full refund. You may cancel your registration up until seven days before the first class session, via Eventbrite for a full refund. After that date, no refunds will be made.

Flatiron Writers Room, LLC, located at 5 Covington Street in West Asheville’s vibrant Haywood Road corridor, provides space for writers to learn, teach, read, celebrate and, of course, WRITE. The Flatiron Writers Room is an outgrowth of the Flatiron Writers, who have been writing and providing workshops and events for the western North Carolina writing community since 1993. For rental and other information visit