SHORT STORY OVERDRIVE: AN ADVANCED SHORT FICTION WORKSHOP

You’ve learned the Short Story Basics, but how do you do you take your skills to the next level? In this four-week class, award-winning short
fiction author Ben Loory will show you how. Through fun in-class exercises, you’ll learn to how to evaluate your ideas, write glorious
prose, and...Read More »


STORY TIME PLUS: A PERFORMED ESSAY WORKSHOP (5 WK)

Performance essays are all the rage. In this five-week class, Moth presenter and master storyteller Brian Finkelstein will teach you how to be a storytelling pro. You’ll do fun, improvised storytelling drills, learn about the structure and genres of performance essays, and explore ways to use your essays to...Read More »


ZOMBIES, WITCHES, AND KILLER ROBOTS: SCIENCE FICTION AND URBAN FANTASY WRITING

Have you always dreamed of writing whimsical tales that take place in a futuristic world of your own creation? In this class, successful science fiction/urban fantasy writer, Amber Benson will share her recipe for crafting an irresistible science fiction or urban fantasy tale! Through fun, in-class writing exercises and...Read More »


FROM HEARTACHE TO LITERARY BREAK: MEMOIR (1 DAY)

Have you ever thought about turning your life’s trials and tribulations into a NY Times bestseller but didn’t know where to start? In this one day class, successful memoirist Sara Benincasa will share her secrets for painlessly excavating your tumultuous past to craft a gripping page turner! Her fun,...Read More »


A NOVEL APPROACH: TACKLING THE LONG FORMAT WRITING PROJECT (5 WK)

Is it your dream to write the great American novel? Finishing a book is a tough thing to do even for the seasoned professional. In this class, successful novelist Lauren Strasnick will help you nudge your book to the finish line! She’ll also teach you techniques for creating a...Read More »


A NOVEL APPROACH: MASTERING THE LONG FORMAT PROJECT (5 WK)

Is it your dream to write the great American novel? Finishing a book is a tough thing to do even for the seasoned professional. In this class, successful novelist Amber Benson will help you nudge your book to the finish line! She’ll also teach you techniques for creating compelling...Read More »


PRECISION REVISION: A TV COMEDY REWRITING WORKSHOP

Finally the phone is ringing. It’s some fast-talking agent from ICM who wants to rep you because of that killer half-hour comedy pilot or spec script you wrote. How did you get there? You took a rewrite class with TV writer Michael Saltzman (“Murphy Brown”, “Wings”), that’s how. In...Read More »


TALES FROM THE HOME FRONT: WRITING THE PERSONAL NOVEL

Everyone has at least one amazing book in them. But how do you find it? Let award-winning author Tiphanie Yanique show you how. In this one day class she’ll share her secret techniques for finding the stories that only you can tell. Through fun in-class exercises you’ll learn how...Read More »


MEMORABLE MEMOIR ONLINE (7 WK)

You know your story. It’s about you, after all. But how do you make your tale so engaging that it pulls the reader in page after page? In this class, successful memoirist Sara Benincasa takes you behind the scenes, exploring techniques for making the truth more compelling than fiction....Read More »


RADIO STORYTELLING: A RECORDED STORYTELLING WORKSHOP

Have you ever wanted to have your story aired on “This American Life”? In this class, KCRW “Unfictional” Producer Bob Carlson will show you how. Through fun, in-class exercises, you’ll learn the differences between performed and broadcast storytelling. By the end of the class, you’ll have produced and recorded...Read More »


SCREENWRITER REPRESENTATION WORKSHOP

Do you have that killer screenplay that’s dying to be sold but you have no idea how to get it to the right person? The best way to get an agent is to know one. Enter Chad Snopek, manager, producer, and former agent, to take you through the process of...Read More »


FROM GAME OF THRONES TO MAD MEN: WRITING THE TELEVISION DRAMA (5 WK)

Do you have a great idea for HBO’s next hit series? Let successful TV writer Sam Ernst (“Crisis”, “Haven”) help you transform your brilliant premise into a page-turning script! You’ll sample the different genres of TV dramas, plan a season arc that keeps the audience hooked, and break your...Read More »


IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU: A ONE-PERSON SHOW INTENSIVE

Have you ever thought about turning your life’s trials and tribulations into a hit one-person show? In this two-day intensive, actress and writer Lauren Weedman will show you how to make your solo-show so hysterical and moving, the audience will be putty in your hands! In this class, you’ll...Read More »


DC’S WORD PARLOR: A CREATIVE WRITING INTENSIVE

 

You secretly journal on the weekends, brainstorm hilarious comedy sketches in cafes, or dream of a breakout web series you can cast with your wacky friends. Why not take all this literary gold to the next level of refinement? Let writer of a thousand talents, DC Pierson...Read More »


DREAM IT, WRITE IT, PITCH IT: SCREENWRITING BOOTCAMP

The spec script market is hot right now, but to play the game, you have to have a finished script. In this five-week intensive, veteran screenwriter Peter Iliff (“Point Break”, “Patriot Games”, “Under Suspicion”) will help you shepherd your amazing screenplay from concept to outline and teach you how...Read More »


FROM PITCH TO FIRST DRAFT: WRITING THE TELEVISION DRAMA (7 WK)

Do you have a great idea for HBO’s next hit series? Let successful TV writer Jason Grote (“Mad Men”, “Hannibal”) help you transform your brilliant premise into a page-turning script! You’ll sample the different genres of TV dramas, plan a season arc that keeps the audience hooked, and break...Read More »


WRITING A PILOT THAT CAN FLY

Do you have a great idea for TV’s next “Mad Men” or “Community”? Let successful TV writer and producer, Gloria Calderón Kellett , help you transform your brilliant idea into an irresistible pilot! Whether you want to create a sitcom or drama, you’ll learn what producers and execs look...Read More »


WRITINGPALOOZA: FIND YOUR LITERARY MOJO

 

You’ve dreamed of finding the time to write on a regular basis or to finish an essay, a webisode, a sketch or a short story. You can do it, and this class will help you! Writer of a thousand talents, DC Pierson will help you explore a...Read More »


A NOVEL APPROACH: MASTERING THE LONG FORMAT STORY (7 WK)

Is it your dream to write the great American novel? Finishing a book is a tough thing to do even for the seasoned professional. In this class, successful novelist Amber Benson will help you nudge your book to the finish line! She’ll also teach you techniques for creating compelling...Read More »


YOU IN 1200 WORDS: WRITING THE PERSONAL ESSAY (5 WEEKS)

Have you always wanted to write a personal essay but you don’t know where to start? Or have you dreamed of seeing one of your essays published in the New York Times or Salon? Then this is the class for you. Using fun in-class exercises, we’ll help you transform...Read More »