Writers’ Perspective

The Writers’ Perspective is a group that meets monthly to discuss screenwriting and give feedback on each others scripts. The aim is create a secure environment where writers of all experience levels can meet and improve their craft.

Meetings are facilitated by filmmakers Jenna Murphy and (occasionally) Iain MacLeod and include a discussion of screenwriting structure and conventions, feedback on individual projects and the occasional visit from other writing professionals from outside of the world of screenwriting to shed light on storytelling.

Meetings will be held at the AFCOOP offices (5663 Cornwallis St, suite 101). Everyone is welcome to come whether they have a project on paper or they just need some feedback on ideas. All you need is a desire to write! There will be coffee provided and participants are encouraged to bring snacks.

Here is the schedule for the next scheduled meetings:

Thursday, February 15th, 6 – 7:30pm
Thursday, March 22nd, 6 – 7:30pm
Thursday, April 19th, 6 – 7:30pm
Thursday, May 17th, 6 – 7:30pm
Thursday, June 14th, 6 – 7:30pm

Facilitator: Iain MacLeod
INSTRUCTOR: Iain MacLeod is a screenwriter and filmmaker based in Halifax. Educated at the Canadian Film Centre he has written and directed a number of short films and written for such TV shows as Street Cents, Trailer Park Boys and This Hour and 22mins. He has also written or co-written several feature films, including Beat Down, Relative Happiness and Your Money or Your Wife, which he also directed. This fall his second feature, You Ruined Our Life!, debuted at the Atlantic International Film Festival. Iain is  a past Film 5 writer mentor, has taught many screenwriting workshops at AFCOOP and also co-designed its Script Clinic.