Summer writing camps for adults
Join writers who add clarity and passion to their lives with the written word. We will have fun with sentences, learn to play while developing poems, stories, essays, and discover creative corners of our minds that we did not know existed. Fine Lines writing summer camp is for students of all ages.Focus on topics such as advanced character creation, scene/premise structure, acting, reference level, and using music to find scenes and characters.Improv 4: Improv into Sketch Dive into how Second City uses improv to develop sketch material.Four levels of improv and writing classes are offered.Stay for four weeks to complete all levels, or come back for unfinished levels if you completed a previous week-long Intensive.Search our WC&C directory to discover the conferences, centers, festivals, residencies, and retreats that best fit your writing needs.
Improv 1 and Writing 1 classes have no prerequisites; students of any and all experience levels are welcome to enroll.
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We will row boats to “lighthouses” that show us our own paths through the fog.
By understanding how earlier stand-up comics evolved, you will experiment outside your comfort zone and experiment until discovering your own unique style.
Writing 1: Fundamentals & Components of Sketch Comedy An introduction to sketch comedy techniques including characterization, comic premise and story structure.
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Writing 2: Working with Premises for Sketch Comedy A further exploration of using comic premises to develop original sketch comedy for students who have completed Writing Intensive 1.