PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Free Screenwriting Workshops for Teens at the Montecito Library

A free nine-week course on Screenwriting for Teens begins at the Montecito Library on June 18.

This course is for ages 13 to 18 and meets from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. every Tuesday from June 18 to August 13. Since space is limited, interested students should pre-register by calling the Library at 969-5063. The Montecito Library is located at 1469 East Valley Rd. in Montecito.

Teens who have an idea to turn into a movie or who dream about writing for television can learn the basics of the craft and find out how to shape an idea from start to finish. The workshop teacher, Carla Iacovetti, is a screenwriter and screenwriting coach and holds a Master’s degree in creative writing. She teaches screenwriting at Santa Barbara City College and also offers a free ongoing screenwriting course for adults at the Library. Iacovetti has had two feature films optioned, and is working on film and television projects. She has written several original screenplays, one that is in pre-development.

For more information about programs and services of the Santa Barbara Public Library System, visit online at All library programs are free and open to the public.

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