“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.

$2 per hour to a max of $12 on weekends and a $12 flat rate for weekday evenings at The Civic car park. Find out more

Last updated: 12 March 2024