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Stowe Story Labs exists to help emerging screenwriters, filmmakers and creative producers get work made and seen.

Spring Writers' Retreat

Apply now for 2017 / 2018 Programs. One application for year-long opportunity to advance your work. Rolling Admissions

Spring Writers' Retreat

The writers’ retreat offers a rare opportunity for participants to invest five days in their writing and their professional development.

In the beautiful inspirational surroundings of Stowe, Vermont, the retreat convenes a community that provides the following for each participant:

  • Three one-on-one, one hour meetings with three different industry mentors to discuss your script.
     
  • Daily structured one hour, small group,  peer to peer meetings with each gathering focusing on one project.
     
  • Group workshop sessions on subjects vital to developing the craft and navigating the business of screenwriting.
     
  • Shared meal times, evening drinks and activities in the area giving an opportunity for broader conversations between peers and mentors.
     
  • Time to reflect and write.

Here is a typical agenda:

Day 1:
- Introductions
- Workshop -- pitching
- Writing and Revising
- Welcome Dinner

Day 2:
- Writing and Revising / small group structured story discussions
- One-on-One Meetings
- Mentor Q & A
- Workshop -- logline and synopsis

Day 3:
- Writing and Revising / small group structured story discussions
- Optional Outdoor Time
- One-on-One Meetings
- Mentor Q & A
- Dialogue BBQ

Day 4:
- Optional Early Morning Mountain Adventure
- Writing and Revising / small group structural story discussions
- One-on-One Meetings
- Mentor Q & A
- Farewell Dinner and Drinks - Pitch if you want to!

Day 5:
- Slow Start / Optional Bike Outing
- Writing and Revising
- Workshop - Character
- Sad and long farewells

Writers' Retreat applications are by invitation only and admission is typically reserved for participants in the Fall Lab.

Application to the 2017 Fall Lab are now being accepted. (This is the process to use to participate in all of our 2017/2018 season of programs.)

Our vision is to support the collaborative process of writers, filmmakers and creative producers as they work to create wonderful films. 

Through the labs, retreats, ongoing mentoring and participation in film markets, we hope to build a powerful tool both to compel projects forward and into production and to build a strong community of story tellers who work together, support and nurture each other, and get great works made and seen.

Mentor Chris Millis talks story with 2014 Lab Participants

Mentor Chris Millis talks story with 2014 Lab Participants

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