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Native American Writers Seminar

May 17, 2023 @ 8:00 am - July 10, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Due to the incredible success of our year round writers programs, we are partnering with WarnerMedia and the Cherokee Nation Film Office to host the Native American Writers Seminar. This is a new intensive that provides mentoring support for new and developing writers. The Native American Writers Seminar is a month-long workshop that focuses on the development of an existing script and provides preparation for submission to writing fellowships. The workshop offers new tools for Native American writers to better compete as a creative and prepares them for professional opportunities. Instructors, speakers, and mentors in the workshop offer insight into creative development, personal branding and discuss the writing landscape from their experienced perspective.

The purpose of the seminar is to further empower Native Americans to develop their writing craft and provide insight into the film and television industry. This seminar will also help them prepare a developed writing sample that can bolster their fellowship opportunities.


About the Program

The month-long curriculum hosts daily discussions with experienced writers, supportive instructors, and representatives of prestigious writing programs. These discussions provide additional insight into artistic development, applying for fellowships, and exploring professional opportunities.

The month-long workshop culminates with a one on one meeting with a creative executive or experienced television writer. This final conversation has the mentor provide guidance on career path and next steps. Each seminar participant will have the opportunity to discuss creative development, enhance their respective materials and improve their writing sample. The goal of each component is to get their script at the most polished level possible for submission to fellowships, creative executives and literary representation.

Meet the fellows from our past and current seminars:

Inaugural Native American Writer Seminar Fellows

2nd Annual Native American Writer Seminar Fellows

3rd Annual Native American Writers Seminar Fellows





May 17, 2023 @ 8:00 am
July 10, 2023 @ 5:00 pm