YOU IN 1200 WORDS: A 5WK PERSONAL ESSAY WORKSHOP

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 personal essay workshop is for you. Using fun in-class exercises, we’ll help you...Read More »


STORYTELLING AT LIGHT SPEED: A FLASH FICTION WORKSHOP

In the world of Twitter and TiVo, attention spans have been reduced to fractions of a second. With flash fiction, that’s exactly what we’re going to give them: blazing fast stories so compelling and compact that even an ADD stricken reader is unable to resist. In this one-day flash...Read More »


YOU'VE BEEN FEATURED: REVIEW AND INTERVIEW WRITING WORKSHOP

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 »


YOU IN 1200 WORDS: AN ONLINE PERSONAL ESSAY WORKSHOP

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. In this seven-week online personal essay workshop....Read More »


SO YOU WANT TO BE A FREELANCER?: A JOURNALISM FREELANCING WORKSHOP

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 two-day journalism freelancing workshop, veteran journalist Liana Aghajanian (NY Times) will take you through the paces of the freelance life. You’ll learn how...Read More »


ROMANCING YOUR EDITOR: A PITCH 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 »


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

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


BRAND U: A BLOGGING, PUBLICITY AND SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP

Want to use your blog as a personal branding weapon to achieve your dreams? Goodbye day job, hello Rebecca Parks Fernandez, marketing, social media, and branding guru. In this one-day blogging and social media workshop, Rebecca will teach you how to take your blog from hobby to creative career....Read More »


"MODERN LOVE": A ROMANTIC PERSONAL ESSAY WORKSHOP

The “Modern Love” personal essay column in the New York Times Style Section is the crown jewel of personal essays in terms of bragging rights and future book deals. In this one-day romantic personal essay workshop, Modern Love Alum Cole Kazdin will share her insight into securing this prestigious...Read More »


KILLER COMEDY: A TV COMEDY PILOT WORKSHOP IN LOS ANGELES

Do you have a hysterical idea for next season’s hit breakout comedy? Then this five week TV Comedy Pilot Workshop in Los Angeles is for you. Let successful TV writer Isaac Aptaker (About a Boy), share his secrets for developing the DNA of your show, finding the funny, developing...Read More »


A NOVEL APPROACH: A NOVEL WRITING WORKSHOP (5WK)

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 5 week novel writing workshop, successful novelist Lauren Strasnick will help you nudge your book to the finish line! She’ll also teach you...Read More »


SO YOU WANNA BE A BLOGGER?: A BLOGGING WORKSHOP IN LOS ANGELES (4 WK)

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 four-week Blogging Workshop in Los Angeles, she’ll take you through the ABC’s of blogging. Through fun writing exercises...Read More »


SELL IT IN THE ROOM!: AN EXECUTIVE DRAMA PITCHING WORKSHOP IN LOS ANGELES

You’ve worked hard to hone that super-fly pilot premise with great characters, a compelling world, and an amazing pilot episode. So what’s next, a pitch meeting with a network exec, perhaps? Enter Rob Luchow, Director of TV Dramas at CBS. In this two day pitching workshop in Los Angeles,...Read More »


YOUR NAME IN PRINT: A PUBLISHING WORKSHOP IN LOS ANGELES

Have you fantasized about seeing a story of yours published in the New Yorker? Award-winning writer, Melissa Chadburn will give you the resources, structure, and inspiration to hustle your work effectively into a literary magazine, and she’ll take the pain out of the submission process. In this 1-day publishing...Read More »


GET YOUR WEBISODE ON (1 DAY): A WEBISODE WORKSHOP IN LOS ANGELES

Got a cell phone, a laptop, and the desire to create the next Broad City? Or maybe you are looking for a way to show off your acting chops? Then this Webisode Workshop in Los Angeles is for you! Successful actor and writer, Lou Perez will show you how...Read More »


PERSONAL ESSAY AND FREELANCING CLASS IN LOS ANGELES (ADVANCED 4 WK)

You’ve learned the basics of the personal essay. But how do you keep the magic going day after day, week after week, year after year? In this four-week class Personal Essay and Freelancing Class in Los Angeles, Brett Paesel will help you take your essay and freelancing skills to...Read More »


FROM OUTLINE TO FIRST DRAFT: A TV DRAMA WRITING CLASS IN LOS ANGELES (5 WK)

You have all the elements of a great TV Drama: a great premise, clear characters, an engaging world, and a solid outline. Unfortunately, the thought of actually writing the pilot fills you with dread every time you stare down at the blank screen. No problem! Lauren Gussis (Dexter) will...Read More »


GOING FOR THE GUT: A STORYTELLING WORKSHOP IN LOS ANGELES (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 storytelling...Read More »


TV DRAMA PILOT REVISION CLASS IN LOS ANGELES

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 Lit Manager (Chad Snopek), that’s how. In this 7 week...Read More »


SO YOU WANT TO BE A WRITER (4 WK): A CREATIVE WRITING CLASS IN LOS ANGELES

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 four week creative writing class in Los Angeles will help you! Writer of a thousand talents,...Read More »


SHORT AND SWEET: A SHORT STORY WORKSHOP IN LOS ANGELES (5 WK)

Have you dreamed about getting a short story published in a literary journal like McSweeney’s? Now’s your chance! In this short story workshop in Los Angeles, successful writer Melissa Chadburn will help you craft a brilliant, heartfelt tale about the human condition! Through fun, in-class writing exercises and engaging...Read More »


THE REAL STORY: A ONE DAY SHORT STORY WORKSHOP IN LOS ANGELES

Have you always dreamed of writing brilliant tales of urban intrigue for the New Yorker? Now’s your chance! one day short story workshop in Los Angeles, successful fiction writer, Jim Gavin will share his recipe for crafting an irresistible short story! Through fun, in-class writing exercises and an...Read More »


FROM NETWORK TO CABLE: A THE TV DRAMA PILOT WORKSHOP IN LOS ANGELES (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! In this 5 week TV Drama Pilot in Workshop in Los Angeles, you’ll learn how to craft a great...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 »


PRECISION REVISION: A TV COMEDY REVISION 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 Matt Zinman (“How I met your Mother,” “A...Read More »


YOU IN 1200 WORDS: A PERSONAL ESSAY WORKSHOP (5 WK)

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 Personal Essay Workshop is for you. Using fun in-class exercises, we’ll...Read More »


MEMORABLE MEMOIR BOOTCAMP: A MEMOIR WORKSHOP INTENSIVE (5 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 5 week memoir workshop, successful memoirist Brett Paesel takes you behind the scenes, exploring techniques for making the truth more...Read More »


SO YOU WANT TO BE A TV WRITER: A TV WRITING WORKSHOP (7 WK)

You dream of writing a killer pilot that launches you a staff job on Game Of Thrones. Or maybe you want to turn your life story into an Emmy award-winning HBO series. If so, veteran screenwriter and TV writer Mike Ellis can help. He’s written for all the big...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 »


SO YOU WANNA BE A PLAYER: A HOLLYWOOD INSIDER WORKSHOP

Information is currency in Hollywood. How much you know determines your value. It’s about talent, sure, but if you don’t know how to navigate the waters of the entertainment industry, all the talent in the world might go unnoticed. Enter Tinseltown veteran Nikki Levy (Imagine Entertainment). In this 3...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 coverage workshop, veteran development exec...Read More »


HOW TO HOOK AN AGENT: AN ONLINE LITERARY AGENT WORKSHOP

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 STORYTELLING WORKSHOP

Have you ever wanted to have your story aired on “This American Life”? In this one day radio storytelling workshop, 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...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: A WEEKEND SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP

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: A 1 DAY PERSONAL ESSAY WORKSHOP

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. In this one-day personal essay workshop, she’ll show you how to make...Read More »


WRITING A PILOT THAT CAN FLY: AN ONLINE TV PILOT WRITING WORKSHOP

Do you have a great idea for TV’s next “Mad Men” or “Community”? In this seven-week online TV Pilot Writing Workshop, successful TV writer and producer, Gloria Calderón Kellett, will help you transform your brilliant idea into an irresistible pilot! Whether you want to create a sitcom or drama,...Read More »


MEMORABLE MEMOIR: A 7 WK ONLINE MEMOIR WRITING WORKSHOP

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 seven-week online memoir writing workshop, successful memoirist Sara Benincasa takes you behind the scenes, exploring techniques for making the truth more...Read More »


A NOVEL APPROACH: A 7 WK ONLINE NOVEL WRITING WORKSHOP

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 seven-week online novel writing workshop, successful novelist Robyn Schneider will help you nudge your book to the finish line! She’ll also teach you...Read More »


SCREENWRITER'S TREASURE CHEST: AN ADVANCED SCREENWRITING 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 »


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 five-week memoir bootcamp, successful memoirist Monica Holloway takes you behind the scenes, exploring techniques for making the truth more compelling than...Read More »


RADIO STORYTELLING: A RECORDED STORYTELLING WORKSHOP

Have you ever wanted to have your story aired on “This American Life”? In this 4 week Radio Storytelling Workshop, 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...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 »


SO YOU WANT TO BE A SCREENWRITER?: A BEGINNING SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP

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: A POETRY WORKSHOP IN LOS ANGELES

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 Poetry Workshop in Los...Read More »