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 Cosmo? Successful journalist Anna David has done both and she will show you how. Anna will help make your essay relatable, targeted for the right publication, and tantalizing to readers. You’ll learn about...Read More »


GET YOUR ESSAY OR ARTICLE PUBLISHED: A QUERY LETTER CLINIC

You have a great idea for a spellbinding article, celebrity profile, or reported essay that you’re dying to get published. How do you make your pitch stand out so it doesn’t disappear into the slush pile? How do you target the right editor at the right publication? In this...Read More »


YOU'VE BEEN FEATURED: WRITING THE REVIEW OR INTERVIEW FOR MAGAZINES OR NEWSPAPERS

If you have a story to tell, you can get it published in a newspaper or magazine with a little know-how and discipline. You have to know how to find a great story, how to make sure you’re the right person to tell it, how to pursue it, and...Read More »


SO YOU WANT TO BE A FREELANCER

You have so many stories inside of you, and you are burning to tell them. But how do you get from inspiration to publication? In this class, successful journalist Natasha Vargas-Cooper will take you through the paces of the freelance life. You’ll learn how to pitch to editors, keep...Read More »


MILLION DOLLAR SCRIPT: A MOVIE WRITING INTENSIVE

When your script comes across that CAA agent’s desk, it needs to look like a million bucks. In this five-week class, veteran screenwriter Chris Reed will show you how take your high level outline and turn it into a spotless first Act. He’s written for all the big boys,...Read More »


A NOVEL APPROACH: CRAFTING THE PAGE TURNER (1 DAY)

What does it take to hook a reader on page one? Successful author Lauren Strasnick will answer this question and many more in her one-day foray into the art of irresistible novel writing. Lauren will show you how to heighten conflict and tension and manipulate your characters and setting...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. Tony award-winning actress Daisy Eagan will show you how to make your solo-show so hysterical and moving, the...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 »


WRITING REBOOT: A SHORT STORY CLINIC

 

You’ve got a great idea or a first draft of a hot, new short story. Everything seems to be there: beautiful language, strong characters, compelling conflict, and clear themes. But something is missing, and you don’t know what it is. In this class, award-winning short story writer...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 Natasha Vargas-Cooper will help you push that essay to the finish line. In this intimate (eight student max) one-day...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 MAD MEN TO GAME OF THRONES: WRITING THE TV DRAMA (1 DAY)

Have you ever wanted to write on a show like “Mad Men”, “Game of Thrones”, or “Boardwalk Empire”? The hour-long drama is a formidable task for even the most seasoned scribe. Fortunately, we’ve recruited TV writer Jason Grote (“Mad Men”, “Hannibal”) to help us navigate the murky waters of...Read More »


GOING FOR THE GUT: A STORYTELLING WORKSHOP (1 DAY)

You’re up on stage at the Moth sharing how a bout of amnesia helped you fall for your ex a second time. Let essayist and three time Moth Grand Slam Winner Cole Kazdin share her tips for finding the story that only you can tell. In this one day...Read More »


HOW TO HOOK AN AGENT: BREAKING INTO YA

You have a brilliant YA or middle grade novel that you want to put out there, but you’re not sure how to land an agent and get it published. Have no fear, Taylor Martindale, literary agent extraordinaire, is here! Through an informative craft talk, she’ll give you the inside...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 »


STORY TIME: A PERFORMED ESSAY WORKSHOP (1 DAY)

Performance essays are all the rage. In this one-day 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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


PUBLISHPALOOZA: A BOOK PROPOSAL WRITING WORKSHOP (5WK)

Working on a gripping memoir, nonfiction book, or novel but have no clue how to land an agent or contract? Former Simon and Schuster Editor Dedi Felman can help make your dream of publishing your book a reality! She’ll help you present and shape your book so it’s the...Read More »


SHORT AND SWEET: A SHORT STORY WORKSHOP

 

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


SHORT, SMART AND LITERARY: WRITING AND PUBLISHING THE MODERN SHORT STORY

 

Picture it: you open up the fiction page of The New Yorker and the top story is yours! Award-winning author Ben Loory 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 less....Read More »


FROM BLOG POST TO BOOK DEAL: A BLOG WRITING WORKSHOP

You don’t just want to post on Facebook about your neighbor’s organic silkworm farm — creating the next Julie & Julia project is more your style. Can we add a book deal to that? If this is what you had in mind, then this is the class for you!...Read More »


GRAND SLAM STORY: A STORYTELLING WORKSHOP (7 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 two riveting five-minute pieces that are the perfect mix of vulnerability and comedic...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 »


FROM SLASHERS TO BODY SNATCHERS: WRITING THE HORROR SCREENPLAY

Are you the type of person who dreams of writing the next breakout horror film?  Scary films are among the most lucrative films in an ever shrinking marketplace. Let veteran horror writer John Skipp (Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child) show you how. In this one-day class, you’ll...Read More »


PUBLISHPALOOZA: A BOOK PROPOSAL WORKSHOP (1 NIGHT)

Do you have a gripping memoir, nonfiction book, or novel but no clue how to land an agent or contract? If so, this is the class for you. The big publishing houses may be consolidating, but acquisitions are up and the book market is booming. Former Simon and Schuster...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...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? Published journalist, Natasha Vargas-Cooper, 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...Read More »


MEMORABLE MEMOIR BOOTCAMP: MAKE YOUR TRUE TALES THRILLING

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 Brett Paesel takes you behind the scenes, exploring techniques for making the truth more compelling than fiction....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 »


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 »


POLITICOS, JAILBIRDS AND WEREWOLVES: WRITING THE CABLE PILOT

 

Want to write the next “Orange Is The New Black” or “House of Cards”? Premium cable is the fastest growing producer of cutting-edge programming and has even spawned a new viewing model known as binge watching. A-list screenwriter Peter Iliff (“Point Break”, “Patriot Games”, new surf gangster...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, sybolism, and humor. In this one day class. Ron will help...Read More »