Wet Ink Collective is excited to announce a new screenplay intensive for Fall 2017, facilitated by award-winning screenwriter and esteemed UBC Professor Emerita Peggy Thompson (writer of Canadian classics “The Lotus Eaters” and “Better than Chocolate”)

This intensive is open to female screenwriters and will run for 9 weeks every Saturday from Sept.30 – Dec. 2 (no session Oct. 7), 10 AM – 2 PM, location TBA (Vancouver). Cost is $400 (plus $10 membership to Wet Ink Collective).

Participants will have the opportunity to develop a new script, rewrite an existing draft, or adapt a stageplay to a screenplay. This workshop is not meant for beginners but rather is open to writers with some familiarity with the screenplay format, or to experienced writers transitioning from other genres. The maximum number of participants is 12.

Admission to the intensive is by application. To apply, please submit:

  1. Resume
  2. 10-page sample of your screenplay
  3. A cover letter outlining your writing experience, what you hope to achieve with your screenplay, and how you feel this workshop will help your process

The deadline to apply is AUGUST 1, 2017. Please email materials in PDF format to: We will give special consideration to applications from Indigenous writers and writers of colour.

Successful applicants will be notified by late August of their acceptance. Payment will be required to secure your space in the workshop. (If making full payment is an issue, please contact Wet Ink Collective to discuss possible options as we do not wish financial need to be a barrier to participation.)


We ask that participants of the workshop commit to:

  • attending all 9 sessions
  • submitting a piece of writing once every 2 weeks
  • using Facebook and Dropbox (for group communication and sharing of writing) for the duration of the workshop
  • being an active member by reading others’ work prior to each session and providing feedback during the workshop


Peggy Thompson is a screenwriter, film producer, story editor and author.

She was the screenwriter of the award-winning feature films The Lotus Eaters and Better than Chocolate and has also written extensively for television – including The Beachcombers, Da Vinci’s Inquest and Weird Homes. She was recently Executive Producer on Sharon McGowan’s documentary Bearded Ladies; the Photography of Rosamond Norbury which won Best Canadian Documentary at the Female Eye Film Festival.

She was an Associate Professor at UBC for many years where she taught screenwriting in the Creative Writing Program. She serves on the Advocacy Committee of Women in Film + Television Vancouver and is the Program Mentor for their From Our Dark Side Screenplay Competition.

She has also written books, plays and radio plays. For a complete list of credits please visit


Wet Ink Collective formed in 2012 as a playwright-driven initiative to help female writers create, develop and produce their plays. We are now excited to introduce our first screenplay workshop with Peggy Thompson and branch into a new area to meet our members needs. To read more about us, please click here.