PEPPERELL -- Pepperell screenwriter and novelist Kathy Mackel will teach a screenwriting workshop this summer in Dunstable.

The seven-week program will cover such topics such as format, three-act structure and writing to a budget. The program will be offered free at the Dunstable Congregational Church (Route 113) beginning July 8, and run from 6-7:30 p.m. Registrants must be at least 18 years old and must preregister by contacting Mackel at

Kathy Mackel is the credited screenwriter for Disney's "Can of Worms" and for "Hangman's Curse," and has worked for Disney, Fox and Showtime. She is the author of 14 novels from HarperCollins, Dial Books and others. Her latest novel "To Know You" will be released Oct. 1.