Interesting sculpture spotted on today’s birthday winery trip with @douglaswelch #sculpture #art #outdoors #publicart #rmwblog via Instagram

  

Interesting sculpture spotted on today’s birthday winery trip with @douglaswelch #sculpture #art #outdoors #publicart #rmwblog

Dr. Rosanne Welch talks “The Monkees” on the Zilch Podcast [Audio] Check it out! http://goo.gl/z1JaL7 via Instagram

Just a “little” grading to do (LAUGH) #education #teaching #life via Instagram

Women in American History: Sarah Kemble Knight – Learn more about here in http://ift.tt/1O1IqAS via Instagram

A well-worn writer’s keyboard. Millions of words have passed through those keys. #technology #writing #writer #keyboard via Instagram

Dr. Rosanne Welch Speaks on The History of Adaptation in Film at Cal State Fullerton [Photos]

You Can Please Some of the People Some of the Time… None of the People All of the Time: A History of the Art of Adaptation in Movies like Dune, The Godfather, Harry Potter and More!

Dr. Rosanne Welch speaks on A History of the Art of Adaptation in Movies like Dune, The Godfather, Harry Potter and More! at the California State University, Fullerton Library

Part of the program series for Dune by Frank Herbert: A 50th Anniversary Celebration. 

Watch the complete video of this talk

Dr. Rosanne Welch speaks on the Art of Adaptation at Cal State Fullerton

Watch a slide show of all photos in this set

  

Teaching at the Stephens College Low Residency MFA Program in Television and Screenwriting in Hollywood! [Photos]

More photos of me teaching at the Stephens College Low Residency MFA Program in Hollywood. Complete video from that presentation will be available soon.

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Master of Fine Arts in TV and Screenwriting The first low-residency M.F.A. program specifically for TV and screenwriting.

The Stephens College Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts in TV and Screenwriting will prepare you to compete in the high-stakes world of professional screenwriting. The second-oldest women’s college in the country, Stephens is an institution on a mission: To increase the voices and impact of women in television and film.It’s a mission that has drawn both the attention and the support of some of the most successful and well-known women writers in Hollywood—women who care deeply about ensuring that women’s voices and stories are heard.

Program Highlights 

  • You’ll begin the program in Hollywood (we meet at the beautiful Jim Henson Studios) where you’ll spend 10 days in classes and workshops, and return for another 10 days six months later.
  • Between residencies, you’ll work online with at least four different mentors. Our entire faculty is comprised of working writers, members of the Writer’s Guild of America, including Ken LaZebnik, Carol Barbee, Kathleen McGhee-Anderson, Barbara Nance, Rosanne Welch and William Rabkin. 
  • Our community of professors and professional working writers are here to help you develop your vision, your voice and your career as a screenwriter. And they’ll do it on your schedule, on your time and in-between all of the other demands of your crazy-busy life.
  • Learning the craft of writing is essential but so is learning the business of selling what you write. Providing you with access to prominent show-runners, writers from the film world, development executives, agents and managers is a vital component of this program.

For complete information on the program, visit the Stephens College Web Site

 

Our Inaugural class – Stephens College Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts in TV and Screenwriting [Photo]

Our inaugural class — with Program Director, Ken LaZebnik, instructor, Dr. Rosanne Welch, and David Wilks (Mindfulness Meditation for Writers Instructor)  — for the new MFA in Screenwriting program from Stephens College, held at the Jim Henson Studios in Hollywood, California.

Our Inaugural class - Stephens College Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts in TV and Screenwriting

 

Master of Fine Arts in TV and Screenwriting The first low-residency M.F.A. program specifically for TV and screenwriting.

The Stephens College Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts in TV and Screenwriting will prepare you to compete in the high-stakes world of professional screenwriting. The second-oldest women’s college in the country, Stephens is an institution on a mission: To increase the voices and impact of women in television and film.It’s a mission that has drawn both the attention and the support of some of the most successful and well-known women writers in Hollywood—women who care deeply about ensuring that women’s voices and stories are heard.

Program Highlights 

  • You’ll begin the program in Hollywood (we meet at the beautiful Jim Henson Studios) where you’ll spend 10 days in classes and workshops, and return for another 10 days six months later.
  • Between residencies, you’ll work online with at least four different mentors. Our entire faculty is comprised of working writers, members of the Writer’s Guild of America, including Ken LaZebnik, Carol Barbee, Kathleen McGhee-Anderson, Barbara Nance, Rosanne Welch and William Rabkin. 
  • Our community of professors and professional working writers are here to help you develop your vision, your voice and your career as a screenwriter. And they’ll do it on your schedule, on your time and in-between all of the other demands of your crazy-busy life.
  • Learning the craft of writing is essential but so is learning the business of selling what you write. Providing you with access to prominent show-runners, writers from the film world, development executives, agents and managers is a vital component of this program.

For complete information on the program, visit the Stephens College Web Site

Photos: Kickoff of Stephens College Low Residency MFA Program in Hollywood!

Yesterday I kicked off the Stephens College Low Residency MFA Program in Hollywood with a class and presentation on “Why Study Screenwriting?” Complete video from that presentation will be available soon.

Master of Fine Arts in TV and ScreenwritingThe first low-residency M.F.A. program specifically for TV and screenwriting.

The Stephens College Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts in TV and Screenwriting will prepare you to compete in the high-stakes world of professional screenwriting. The second-oldest women’s college in the country, Stephens is an institution on a mission: To increase the voices and impact of women in television and film.It’s a mission that has drawn both the attention and the support of some of the most successful and well-known women writers in Hollywood—women who care deeply about ensuring that women’s voices and stories are heard.

Program Highlights 

  • You’ll begin the program in Hollywood (we meet at the beautiful Jim Henson Studios) where you’ll spend 10 days in classes and workshops, and return for another 10 days six months later.
  • Between residencies, you’ll work online with at least four different mentors. Our entire faculty is comprised of working writers, members of the Writer’s Guild of America, including Ken LaZebnik, Carol Barbee, Kathleen McGhee-Anderson, Barbara Nance, Rosanne Welch and William Rabkin. 
  • Our community of professors and professional working writers are here to help you develop your vision, your voice and your career as a screenwriter. And they’ll do it on your schedule, on your time and in-between all of the other demands of your crazy-busy life.
  • Learning the craft of writing is essential but so is learning the business of selling what you write. Providing you with access to prominent show-runners, writers from the film world, development executives, agents and managers is a vital component of this program.

For complete information on the program, visit the Stephens College Web Site

Dr. Rosanne Welch at Kickoff of Stephens College Low Residency MFA Program in Hollywood!

Dr. Rosanne Welch at Kickoff of Stephens College Low Residency MFA Program in Hollywood!

Dr. Rosanne Welch at Kickoff of Stephens College Low Residency MFA Program in Hollywood!

Dr. Rosanne Welch at Kickoff of Stephens College Low Residency MFA Program in Hollywood!

Photos: Dr. Rosanne Welch and Dawn Comer Jefferson at Heads Are Turning, Children Are Learning – California African-American Museum Celebrates Children’s Literacy

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One Saturday March 23rd my co-author Dawn Comer Jefferson and I were invited to the California African American Museum (CAAM) for their annual literacy day, this year titled “Heads are Turning, Children are Learning”.  We presented a workshop on African American on the Oregon Trail, based on the research we did for the story in our children’s book The Promise which involves an enslaved family taken on the Oregon Trail with the promise of freedom if they survive.  Sadly, when they all arrive in Oregon, the owner frees the parents but not the children since he had never mentioned the children in their original deal.  

About 20 children and parents attended the workshop and participated in an exercise where they wrote a letter back to family and friends about their experience on the Oregon Trail.  It was fun to hear what parts of the presentation they remembered enough to include in their letters and to see them enjoy a chance to be creative.  

See a complete slide show of all 72 photos on Flickr