Friday, August 16, 2019


Bookings essential:  Bookings close on 27 August at 12h00
DATE:     Uitenhage:  31 August 2019
TIME:      9h00 to 16h30
To be announced

Successful movies break the 4th wall by engaging the audience emotionally. Understanding the components of emotionality and its impact upon behaviour is thus crucial to master to be successful as a writer and screenwriter.
This workshop will look at the following topics:
  • The function of emotion;
  • The components of emotion;
  • The core and range of human emotions;
  • The 5-fold impact of selected core emotions;
  • Methods for evoking emotion in screenplays;
  • Practical: Writing a 'golden' emotional scene.

Participants are encouraged to bring a 1-2 page scene to the seminar to work on using the emotional tools learned.

Short Trainer Bio:

Adelle Gascoyne has a PhD in Behaviour Modification (specialising in emotion in conflict) and is a Professor of Theology and Social Sciences. Since 2007, through her charity, she provides educational and therapeutic services for the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) to correct the behaviour of violent offenders and she is recognised as a specialist in this field, achieving the status of accredited service provider to DCS.

Her work on emotion is studied by conflict students at esteemed academic institutions such as the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (USA). Adelle is herself a published author and produced playwright now venturing into radio and screen.

She is the WGSA Council Member for Professional Development for Eastern Cape/Free State and a 2019 Muse Awards Judge.
WGSA Student members - R50 
Members / Students with valid student card / Affiliated organisation:  R150
Non-Members:  R200 

To secure your booking:  Please pay the required cover charge to our bank account:
WGSA Current Account
Standard Bank, Melville
Branch No: 006105
Acc No: 300082444
Acc type:  Current
Please use your name and surname as reference

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