Currently, Screenwriting Workshops are offered at the War Memorial in Grosse Pointe:


The JCC of Greater Ann Arbor:

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Weekend screenwriting workshops are fine, but where do you go for on-going support and feedback during the actual writing? Dr. Nick’s new 6-month series is a wonderful blend of workshop and seminar from a master educator and storyteller.”

Harvey Ovshinsky,
Award-winning filmmaker, screenwriter and teacher

“If you have a screenplay inside you, Nick Schlegel will bring out the best version of it. He’s a walking library of film history, a superior writer, and a gifted teacher in one package. I would call him the Script Whisperer, except that it’s far too cliché for his standards.:

 John C. Ford,
Edgar Award-nominated author of The Morgue and Me (Viking)
and The Cipher (Viking, forthcoming)

Some people write compelling screenplays.  Some people analyze and teach the principles of drama.  Dr. Nick Schlegel does both wonderfully well.  He is a practitioner and a scholar that’s an unbeatable combination for anyone hoping to find a mentor in storytelling.

Mary Ann Watson
Professor of Electronic Media & Film Studies
Eastern Michigan University

I had very little experience writing scripts before taking a class with Dr. Schlegel, but after experiencing his passion, knowledge, and appreciation for the art, I gained key skills that were necessary for my continued pursuit of writing for the screen. He’s a humorous, articulate, and approachable teacher. I’d definitely recommend him to anyone with an interest in screenwriting.

James Wright
Former Student
Wayne State University

Dr. Schlegel was my first teacher who taught me any form of screenwriting or media writing. He made the process both highly informal and rewarding. Dr. Schlegel has such a wide array of knowledge with film and media that it was very easy for him to use real world examples to guide me in my writing. The skills I learned from Dr. Schlegel are still applied in all of my current writing habits. I am thankful that I had a professor like Dr. Schlegel who truly helped me build a strong foundation for my screenwriting.

Andrew Brown
Former Student
Wayne State University

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