Robert Turnage, the PR Director for the Dallas Screenwriters Association (official site | Facebook group), sent me the following information:

I wanted to let you know about a screenwriting master class we are having in February with Jim Hart, screenwriter of such films as Contact, Hook, and Muppet Treasure Island. His master class is titled “Deconstructing Dracula.” During this presentation, he will present the film “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” (of which he wrote the screenplay) and chart scene-by-scene the story and character arcs. By going through the presentation, he hopes to help writers have a deeper meaning of story structure and character development.If you or anyone you know is interested in screenwriting, story structure or character development, feel free to share this workshop information with them.

The master class is:

Saturday, February 19 Southern Methodist University O'Donnell Lecture/Recital Hall Owen Arts Center 6101 Bishop Blvd, Dallas, TX 75205 Time: 9:30 am - 6:00 p.m. (Lunch on your own)

Prices are $75 for Dallas Screenwriter Association Members, $95 for non-members, and $45 for students.

You can purchase tickets from the DSA website here:

I might attend. (UPDATE 02/09: I'm attending.) I'm finally recovering from my writing lethargy, and a workshop would be good. I need to see if I'm able to coordinate it with my daughter's schedule. Family first.

If anyone else is planning to attend, please post in the comments.