Novel Writing Workshop Summer 2024
June 16 – August 4, 2024
Registration link is now live.
We are innate storytellers, we just need to learn how to harness the stories we have within us onto the page.
Previous students have acquired literary agents and made deals for publication.
Limited to 10 students, enrollment is open until full.

Film Courage Interviews

Story development, Ongoing
From idea stage to final draft, I work with clients at all levels of experience.
Writing the novel, screenplay, memoir, feel free to get in touch.
First session is $150 to go over 10 pages of script, novel, or put together a plan to execute your idea to paper.
Contact for schedule.

Drinks with Tony
Tony DuShane chats with a different author every Thursday at 6pm on 92.9FM, KPCR-LP, Los Gatos.
Also available wherever you receive your podcasts.
Subscribe on iTunes.

Los Angeles Public Library Free Creative Writing Workshop:
6pm on June 5, 2024
Los Feliz Branch Library
1874 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles

UCLA Extension
Feature Film I – Spring 2024
Feature Film II – Summer 2024

Advanced Screenwriting and Novel Workshops
Currently full, email to be informed of future workshops.

Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk is now streaming on Amazon Prime.
Here’s the trailer….

Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk (Soft Skull Press)
“A surprisingly sweet coming-of-age story told through the eyes of a horny, Jehovah-battered, Watchtower-wielding, door-to-door proselytizer.” – Mark Haskell Smith (Blown, Naked At Lunch)
“Addictive, informative, heartbreaking, and utterly satisfying.” – Janet Fitch (White Oleandar, The Revolution of Marina M.)
“DuShane writes with an insider’s perspective about this unique world, balancing criticism with understanding and a convincing portrait of the struggle to integrate religion into a modern world, producing an ultimately touching story that will speak to atheists and believers alike.” – Publisher’s Weekly starred review.


Tony DuShane is the author of the semi-autobiographical novel Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk. He adapted the screenplay for director Eric Stoltz, and the film is now available on Amazon Prime.

His journalism and essays have appeared in The Los Angeles TimesMother JonesPenthouseThe Believer, and other media outlets.  DuShane has hosted the author interview show Drinks with Tony since 2002.

As of Spring 2024 he’s revising his novel Dream Casting and working on a screenplay called Necessary Conflict. He’s also teaching novel and screenwriting classes, essentially, living the dream of keeping the brain in daily storytelling mode. 


Publicity photo by Buck Lewis. Click for hi-res version.