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MASTERCLASS: Reimagining Cult Classics:

The Art of Retelling with Debut Author Matthew Hubbard

  • Ended
  • From 25 US dollars
  • Zoom

Service Description

Queer retellings are all the rage! Join Matthew Hubbard, whose queer YA debut LAST BOYFRIENDS (2024) is a reimagining of "The First Wives Club," in an unforgettable masterclass! Note: ALL AUTHOR PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO *THE TREVOR PROJECT*! COURSE DESCRIPTION: Do you have a favorite old movie that you could repeat line by line? How about characters so familiar they feel like your best friend? Cult classic cinema can lend inspiration when deciding what to write next. The true magic that makes cult classic cinema so widely loved is the art of storytelling told in that exact moment of time. Retelling is an art that doesn’t rely on “copy + pasting” the plot. It’s about evolution and adaptability of today. The determining factor between a mere “retelling” and an “inspired by” novel is how you can modernize the story’s heart. This masterclass will delve into the process of using cinema as a launching point to outline your manuscript with skill exercise. We’ll examine how to find the heart of the story and the necessary tools needed to outline using the 3 Act film method that will help you capture all that necessary magic. Attendees will leave with PDF resources and a better understanding of both outlining + retelling approaches. MASTERCLASS on April 5th, 2023, 7-9pm: $25 ADDITIONAL WORKSHOP on April 19th, 2023, 6-9pm: $75 ($100 total, $25 for masterclass + $75 for workshop.) Post-masterclass, Matthew Hubbard will review your outlines & offer critique + feedback, as well as get you started on developing first pages! This optional workshop has limited capacity. IMPORTANT: All classes are taught virtually in real time in our virtual Zoom classrooms. This keeps instruction intimate yet accessible to writers across the country. INSTRUCTOR BIO: Matthew Hubbard is an author represented by Katie Shea Boutillier with Donald Maass Literary Agency. His debut YA novel LAST BOYFREINDS (publishing Summer 2024 from Delacorte Press/Penguin Random House) is a coming-of-age story pitched as Heartstopper meets The First Wives Club in which three queer teenage boys in small-town Alabama set out to get revenge on their ex-boyfriends and end up fighting their school's anti-LGBTQ+ initiatives. He values authenticity in telling LGBTQIA+ stories. He grew up in small town in Alabama and graduated with degrees in English, marketing, and psychology from an equally small Alabama university. When he isn’t writing, he can be found outside hiking trails with his husband.

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