Inkwell Beijing Workshops
Inkwell Beijing is excited to announce that the first two workshops are now available for registration via the Inkwell website.
If this is your first time learning about us in Beijing, please feel free to scan the QR on the poster below to join our main WeChat group.
For the full workshop description in the words of each wonderful host, along with their respective bios, please visit the individual workshop pages below:
Seeing and Writing
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” — Marcel Proust
What does seeing have to do with writing?
Seeing is an effortless, reflexive activity. If you ask someone to ‘take a look’, the time and effort required is minimal. This is not the case with writing, which requires careful and often tiring thought.
This workshop will demonstrate how seeing and writing are, in fact, closely related. We will practice the process of making observations and drawing inferences of everyday objects, familiar places, and people. By acknowledging the acts of visual perception that we preform every day, we can become more aware of this very powerful and highly developed skill. You will learn how ‘seeing’ more carefully can lead to clearer, easier, and more thoughtful writing.
Host bio: Michael (pictured) and Sean are Beijing-based British educators. They are co-founders of Mindset and you can read their thoughts via the Mindset Blog on WeChat.
Screenwriting: Creating Characters
The 1st of 12 classes
Sunday, April 24
Great stories begin with great characters. In this class we’ll learn new and old techniques for creating characters consciously, rather than accidentally.
• 4 types of protagonists (hero, average, underdog, antihero)
• 4 types of antagonists (evil, everyday, systemic, self)
• 4 character temperaments (sanguine, choleric, melancholic, phlegmatic)
• 4 dimensions of character (physical, social, psychological, semiotic)
Class is presented with slides and examples and includes a free workbook.
Host bio: Peter Walters teaches screenwriting at Beijing Film Academy. His latest feature, UNSPOKEN, a Chinese-US-Canadian co-production, co-written and directed by Chen Daming, stars Zhang Hanyu and Michael Cudlitz.
Beijing events can be found at inkwell.asia/beijing or clicking on the events tab of inkwell.asia.
At the bottom of the event page you will be prompted to create an account in order to book a ticket. You do need to create an account for the website before you can register. Once you create an account, you can book one ticket per person. Please note that events are limited to 15 tickets and are on a first come, first serve basis. Bookings are manually confirmed by the administrator. Only after receiving the confirmation email, is the booking complete.
IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE:
1. Booking does not ensure a spot, only the confirmed booking email does.
3. Due to ticket limitations, confirmed participants are expected to attend.
4. In the event that one cannot attend, kindly cancel the booking by revisiting the link above and clicking ‘manage bookings’
5. For last minute cancellations, it is also suggested that one inform the group that a spot has become available so someone else can take that space.
6. Those who are ‘no shows’ without any prior notice will be barred from registering for the next event.
7. All Inkwell events are free for attendees, but they are not ‘free’ for the host venue, so out of consideration, it is highly encouraged that all participants purchase a drink.
We look forward to seeing you this April or at another future Inkwell Beijing event!
The Inkwell is a non-profit literary organization dedicated to hosting educational and literary events and developing the talents of writers. Inkwell是一家致力于举办教育和文学活动、培养作家人才的非营利性文学组织。