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Event 119

Writing Dialogue That Doesn’t Suck

“Show don’t tell” is probably the most misunderstood mantra in the script writing lexicon.

Author and winner of The Allen & Unwin Fiction Prize 2023, screenwriter, showrunner and the very first script editor of Shortland Street Gavin Strawhan is here to help you put words into the mouths of your characters while avoiding needless exposition.

With an extensive background in writing television and film for both local and international audiences, he reveals the screenwriting knowledge he has learned over the years, and teaches you essential tips for writing compelling dialogue.

Supported by University of Auckland, Faculty of Arts.

Sun, 19 May 2024

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