Barry M. Putt, Jr.

DRAMATIST ▪ AUTHOR ▪ SCREENWRITER

SUMMER 2021

(Note: All classes this semester will be held in a virtual environment)


SCREENWRITING

Do you have a great idea for a feature-length screenplay? This course will step you through the writing process in a fun and easy-to-follow manner. Learn brainstorm techniques, story structure, how to develop memorable characters, how to write using visual language, places to find story ideas, exercises to jump-start your creativity, marketing approaches, and much more. 


Offered at:

Warren County Community College

Two 2 and a half hour sessions

6:30 to 9 PM on Thursdays 8/12 and 8/19

To register please call (908) 689-7613


WRITE YOUR STORY

Write your memoir, discover your individual voice. You’ve got a tale that wants telling. How will you tell it? Join us as we explore the terrain of the creative memoir with in-class discussions and exercises as well as additional tools to help shape it. Marketing your work will also be discussed.


Offered at:

Mercer County Community College

Four 2 and a half hour sessions

6::30 PM to 9:00 PM on Thursday 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, and 6/24

To register please call (609) 570-3311


FICTION WRITING WORKSHOP 

Students will study various narrative approaches to fiction writing and learn how to create unique, compelling characters and plot lines. Each student will begin work on a short story or novel.


Offered at:

Mercer County Community College

Two 2 and a half hour sessions

6:30 PM to 9:00 PM on Thursday, 5/13 and 5/20

To register please call (609) 570-3311


WRITING CHILDREN'S FICTION I

Students will learn the essential elements of creating engaging children’s stories. Explore story language, developing memorable characters for children and story structure. Marketing approaches will also be discussed.


Offered at:

Mercer County Community College

Two 2 and a half hour sessions

6:30 to 9 PM on Thursdays 7/8 and 7/15,

To register please call (908) 689-7613


Also Offered at:

Brookdale Community College

Two 2 and 1/2 hour sessions

6:30 PM to 9 PM Saturday 7/22 and 7/29

To register please call (732) 224-2315


Private individual and group classes are also available. Email for specifics.

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Mr. Putt's plays have been performed throughout the U.S. and in Canada and the United Arab Emirates. His comedy A Different Blend of Friendship won the New Jersey Wordsmith Competition. Mr. Putt's high school comedy Inside Out is published by Next Stage Press. He is a staff writer for Colonial Radio Theater on the Air! and KSVR's audio-drama series Radio Theater Project. Mr. Putt's short-film script Driven was produced by Running Fountain Productions. He has developed feature-length screenplays for companies including Omega Entertainment. Mr. Putt served as head writer on the episodic, comedy-horror, TV show In the Cellar. He won a silver Telly Award for his work on the TV series The Wisdom Tree. Other television shows he's written for include the hour-long drama, Redemption. His non-fiction book Alice: Life Behind the Counter in Mel's Greasy Spoon (A Guide to the Feature Film, the TV Series and More) was published by BearManor Media. Mr. Putt received a degree in Dramatic Writing from NYU. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, the Authors Guild, the American Renaissance Theater Company, and the Witherspoon Circle.


rev. 5/17/2021

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