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 »


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 »


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 Michael Saltzman (Mad Men, Murphy Brown), share his secrets for developing the DNA of your show, finding the funny, crafting characters that bring us back, season after...Read More »


MEMORABLE MEMOIR BOOTCAMP: WRITING A COMPELLING PAST

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 Monica Holloway takes you behind the scenes, exploring techniques for making the truth more compelling than fiction....Read More »


BRAND U: A BLOG WRITING WORKSHOP

Want to use your blog as a personal branding weapon to achieve your dreams? Goodbye day job, hello Jenn Fujikawa, creator of award-winning blog www.justjennrecipes.com. In this one-day blog writing class, Jenn will teach you how to take your blog from hobby to creative career. Through an informative craft...Read More »


THE REAL STORY: A SHORT STORY WORKSHOP (1 DAY)

Have you always dreamed of writing brilliant tales of urban intrigue for the New Yorker? Now’s your chance! In this class, successful fiction writer, Jim Gavin will share his recipe for crafting an irresistible short story! Through fun, in-class writing exercises and an engaging craft talk, he’ll help...Read More »


THE REAL STORY: A SHORT STORY WORKSHOP (5 WK)

Picture it: you open up the fiction page of The New Yorker and the top story is yours! Award-winning author Jim Gavin has done it and in this 5-week class he’ll show you how. You’ll learn you how to write a clear, compelling tale in five pages or...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, award-winning short fiction author Jim Gavin 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 »


MADE TO ORDER: WRITING A KILLER SPEC SCRIPT

In Hollywood, a killer spec script of an existing TV show is the calling card for any staff writing position and a submission requirement for all the coveted studio TV writing fellowships. Every word, page number, and formatting choice will be scrutinized to determine whether you’re an experienced insider...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 »


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 »


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 Craig Gerard (“How I Met Your Mother”, “A-Z”),...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 »


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 »


YOU IN 1200 WORDS: WRITING AND PUBLISHING THE PERSONAL ESSAY (ONLINE)

Have you dreamed of seeing one of your essays published in the New York Times or Vanity Fair? Successful journalist Sara Benincasa will show you how. Sara will help make your essay relatable, targeted for the right publication, and tantalizing to readers. You’ll learn about the essential elements of...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 »


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 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 »


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 »


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 »


FROM CHENG DU TO TIMBUKTU: A TRAVEL WRITING WORKSHOP

 

Do you love to travel? Want to make it your day job? Dive into the fast-paced and lucrative world of travel writing where you can sample local, exotic cultures and everything from five-star hotels to jungle treks. In this intensive, veteran travel writer Eric Hiss will show...Read More »