GRAND SLAM STORY: A STORYTELLING WORKSHOP (5 WK)

Want to tell powerful true stories without schmaltz to a packed audience of adoring fans? Let essayist and three time Moth Grand Slam Winner Cole Kazdin share her tips for turning heartbreak, humiliation, and tragedy into a riveting five-minute piece that is the perfect mix of vulnerability and comedic...Read More »


STORYTELLING FROM THE HEART (7 WK ONLINE)

Want to tell powerful true stories without schmaltz to a packed audience of adoring fans? Let Moth GrandSLAM winner and This American Life Story Scout and Contributor Elna Baker share her tips for turning heartbreak, humiliation, and tragedy into a riveting five-minute piece that is the perfect mix of...Read More »


SHORT STORY OVERDRIVE: AN INTERMEDIATE 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, successful fiction author Mathew Specktor will show you how. Through fun in-class exercises, you’ll learn to how to evaluate your ideas, write glorious prose, and troubleshoot...Read More »


HOW TO HOOK AN AGENT

You have a brilliant new novel, memoir, or collection of short stories that you want to put out there (or an idea for one), but you’re not sure how to land an agent and get it published. Have no fear, Elise Capron, literary agent extraordinaire, is here! Through an...Read More »


STRANGER THAN FICTION: A RADIO STORY WORKSHOP

Have you ever wanted to have your story aired on “This American Life”? In this class, frequent “This American Life” contributor Davy Rothbart will show you how. You have to know how to find a great story, make sure you’re the right person to tell it, how to pursue...Read More »


PERSONAL ESSAY CLINIC

You wrote this great essay but aren’t sure if it’s done yet or where you should send it for publication. Good news: the personal essay doctor is in! Successful journalist Sarah Tomlinson will help you push that essay to the finish line. In this intimate (eight student max) one-day...Read More »


SO YOU WANNA BE A SCREENWRITER (WEEKEND INTENSIVE)

You dream of writing a killer script that launches you to the top of “The Black List” and gets you a seven figure deal. Or maybe you want to turn your life story into an Emmy award-winning HBO series. If so, veteran screenwriter and TV writer Chris Reed can...Read More »


YOU IN 1200 WORDS: WRITING THE PERSONAL ESSAY (1 DAY)

Have you always wanted to write a personal essay but you don’t know where to start? Successful journalist, Sarah Tomlinson, will help you transform your bad blind dates and visits from unruly parents into insightful, compelling revelations. She’ll show you how to make your essay relatable and tantalizing to...Read More »


FROM NETWORK TO CABLE: WRITING THE TV DRAMA PILOT (7 WK)

Do you have a great idea for HBO’s next hit series? Let successful TV writer Lauren Gussis (“Dexter”) 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 pilot...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 for...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. Through...Read More »


TV DRAMA PILOT REVISION CLASS

Finally the phone is ringing. It’s some fast-talking agent from ICM who wants to rep you because of that killer 1 hour drama or spec script you wrote. How did you get there? You took a rewrite class with TV writer Sam Ernst (creator, Haven), that’s how. In this...Read More »


WRITING THE TV COMEDY (5 WEEK)

Do you have a hysterical idea for next season’s hit breakout comedy? Then this class is for you. Let successful TV writer Craig Gerard (A to Z, How I Met Your Mother), share his secrets for developing the DNA of your show, finding the funny, developing characters that bring...Read More »


FROM THE PAGE TO THE STAGE: A ONE-PERSON SHOW WORKSHOP

Are you an actor or a comedian yearning for your 15 minutes of fame? A solo-show could help launch your career and get you the attention that you deserve. Successful actor and improviser DC Pierson will show you how to make your solo-show so hysterical and moving, the audience...Read More »


SO YOU WANT TO BE A WRITER ONLINE (6 WK)

You’ve always dreamed of finding the time to write on a regular basis or to finish a screenplay, a novel, a collection of poems, or a story. You can do it, and this class will help you! Writer of a thousand talents, Elna Baker will help you explore...Read More »


FROM NETWORK TO CABLE: WRITING THE TV DRAMA PILOT (5 WK)

Do you have a great idea for HBO’s next hit series? Let successful TV writer Pat Charles (“Sons of Anarchy”) help you transform your brilliant premise into a page-turning script! You’ll learn how to craft a great logline, structure a compelling story, plan a season arc that keeps the...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...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 Robyn Schneider will help you nudge your book to the finish line! She’ll also teach you techniques for creating compelling...Read More »


SCREENWRITER'S TREASURE CHEST: AN ADVANCED SKILLS WORKSHOP

You have an outline for your brilliant screenplay, or maybe even a first draft. But how do you take it to the next level and turn it into a polished, sellable script? Enter veteran screenwriter Chris Reed (Disney, Touchstone) to help you make your screenplay shine. In this 5-week...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 DC Pierson will help you nudge your book to the finish line! He’ll also teach you techniques for creating compelling...Read More »


SO YOU WANNA BE A BLOGGER (1 DAY)

You don’t just want to write a post, you want to kick your blog into overdrive and garner legions of followers. Let award-winning blogger Jessie Rosen show you how. In this one-day class, she’ll help you craft captivating titles for your posts and write appealing stories that keep your...Read More »


COVERAGE MADNESS: A SCRIPT COVERAGE WORKSHOP

Dreaming of being a director, screenwriter, producer, or even landing a writer’s assistant gig? Your calling card into this brutally competitive field is your “coverage skills,” the ability to evaluate written material for actors, directors, showrunners, producers, and studio execs. In this one-day class, veteran development exec Nikki Levy...Read More »


SO YOU WANT TO BE A SCREENWRITER?

You dream of writing a killer script that launches you to the top of “The Black List” and gets you a seven figure deal. Or maybe you want to turn your life story into an Emmy award-winning HBO series. If so, veteran screenwriter and TV writer Chris Reed can...Read More »


WRITING ACCESSIBLE POEMS

When most people hear the word poetry, their eyes glaze over. Not when veteran poet Ron Koertge is in the house. In the hands of a master, words become delicate instruments, allowing the fusion of sound, sensory experience, symbolism, and humor. In this one day class. Ron will help...Read More »