Story Summit Writer’s School Opens with Live “What a Character” Class

Directors, Amy Ferris and Debra Engle, Announce Curriculum

3 min readOct 26, 2020


Fresh off a successful Story Summit in Cape Cod with 85 writers in attendance, the Story Summit today announces the start of its online Writer’s School with three major courses for the 4th quarter.

In the last several months, Amy Ferris and Debra Engle, the Directors of the Story Summit Writer’s School, have assembled an award winning faculty of professionals to teach live-only sessions.

“We believe live events connect more deeply with our writing students,” says Director Amy Ferris. “Our faculty was chosen not only because of their exemplar work but because they can communicate with clarity and compassion about their own writing experiences. In all our courses, faculty members rotate according to their area of expertise, bringing you world-class instruction on every topic,” adds Director Debra Engle.

“Our first weekend intensive on Saturday, November 7 and Sunday, November 8 will feature one of the major pillars in storytelling — character.” Says Amy Ferris. “Classic stories all have one…



David Paul Kirkpatrick

Founder of Story Summit & MIT Center for Future Storytelling, Pres of Paramount Film Group, Production Chief of Disney Studios, optimist, author and teacher.