It’s obviously the time of year for seminars, etc. I’m giving three in the next week, but coming up on 19th-22nd November in London is Robert McKee’s Story seminar (details here).
He is the expert on screenwriting and story for fiction/entertainment – and always useful for anyone dealing with narrative. His book Story is excellent, but the seminars are something else again.
A couple of years ago I did his one-day Comedy workshop, which included plenty of theory and a piece by piece dissection of A Fish Called Wanda that, unlike most dissections of popular culture, enhanced my enjoyment thereafter, rather than destroyed it.