Gary Gordon teaching two classes at SFC this summer

As part of Santa Fe College’s community education classes, Gary Gordon — author, musician, and former Gainesville City Commissioner — will be teaching Intro to Screenwriting and American Revolution: 1763–1815.

Registration instructions and additional information is at: or call 352-395-5193. 

The summer brochure with a complete class listing is at:

Intro to Screenwriting
Number of Weeks: 5, Days: Mondays
Starts: June 5, 6:30 – 8:45pm
Location: SF – NW CAMPUS S-328
3000 NW 83rd St, Gainesville
Course Fee: $69
Notes: Bring a laptop or tablet, a paragraph to a page about your favorite movie: what it is and why, and any screenplay writing you’ve done or have started. No class on June 19, will be made up on July 10.

This class is an introduction to the basics of writing a screenplay. You’ll learn to think about your protagonist and antagonist, plot your story in a screenplay format, and avoid some of the classic mistakes made by beginning screenplay writers. You may even achieve writing the first ten or fifteen pages (or the first act). Participation will be encouraged, as discussions are part of this class.

American Revolution: 1763–1815
Number of Weeks: 5, Days: Tuesdays
Starts: June 6, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Location: SF – NW CAMPUS S-328
3000 NW 83rd St, Gainesville
Course Fee: $64
Notes: Bring note-taking materials if you wish. No class on July 4, will be made up on July 11.

This course will not focus on battles; instead this is an introductory course where information usually left aside when discussing the American Revolution will be presented. 

The post-war period will include the disagreements over the reasons for the war, the Federalist and anti-Federalist papers — a strong or weak central government; the Whiskey Rebellion, Shay’s Rebellion, the Alien and Sedition Acts, the lead-up to the War of 1812 and its immediate aftermath, after which the United States began to be recognized as a nation among nations.

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