A NOVEL APROACH: A NOVEL WRITING WORKSHOP IN SAN FRANCISCO

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 five-week novel writing workshop in San Francisco, successful novelist Frank Portman will help you nudge your book to the finish line! He’ll also...Read More »


SO YOU WANT TO BE A NOVELIST?: A NOVEL WRITING WORKSHOP

Is it your dream to write the great American novel? In this 5-week intro novel writing workshop, successful novelist Steph Cha will help you take your great book idea and turn it into a page turner. Through fascinating craft lectures, she will teach you the fundamentals of long form...Read More »


SHORT AND SWEET: A SHORT STORY WORKSHOP (1 DAY)

Want to write brilliant, heartfelt tales about the human condition for McSweeney’s? Now’s your chance! In this one-day Short Story Workshop, successful fiction writer Summer Block Kumar shares her recipe for crafting an irresistible short story! Through fun, in-class writing exercises and an engaging craft talk, she’ll help you...Read More »


BRAND U: A BLOGGING AND SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP IN SAN FRANCISCO

Want to use your blog as a personal branding weapon to achieve your dreams? Say hello to your blogging coach and expert blogger, Whitney Moss (Rookie Moms). In this one-day blogging and social media workshop in San Francisco, Whitney will teach you how to drive people to your blog...Read More »


SO YOU WANNA BE A BLOGGER: A BLOGGING WORKSHOP (1 DAY INTENSIVE)

You don’t just want to write a post, you want to kick your blog into overdrive and garner legions of followers. In this one-day Blogging Workshop in San Francisco, award-winning blogger Andi Fisher will show you how. Through fun writing exercises, Andi will inspire you to generate a cornucopia...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 5-week short story workshop in Los Angeles, successful writer Summer Block Kumar will help you craft a brilliant, heartfelt tale about the human condition! Through fun, in-class writing exercises...Read More »


THE BIG PICTURE: A MASTER SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP

Feeling overwhelmed by the complexity of writing a screenplay? Never fear. In this fun and enlightening Master Screenwriting Workshop with Chris Reed you’ll watch and study a new film each week for four weeks. By breaking down act by act some of the best movies ever written, he’ll show...Read More »


PRECISION REVISION: AN ONLINE TV COMEDY REVISION WORKSHOP (7 WK)

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 Todd Waldman (“Happy Endings,” “Awkward”), that’s how. In...Read More »


LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!: AN ONLINE SCREENWRITING BOOTCAMP

The spec script market is hot right now, but to play the game, you have to have a finished movie script. In this seven-week online screenwriting bootcamp, veteran screenwriter Wayne Powers (“The Italian Job”) will help you shepherd your amazing screenplay from concept to outline and teach you how...Read More »


BLOGGER'S PARADISE: A BLOG CONTENT DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

You want to share your passion for food, movies, politics, or fashion with the world, but you don’t know how to get anyone to pay attention to your blog. Have no fear, successful blogger Anita Chu will show you how to craft a blog that stands out. In this...Read More »


SHORT AND SWEET: A SHORT STORY WORKSHOP (1 DAY)

Want to write brilliant, heartfelt tales about the human condition for McSweeney’s? Now’s your chance! In this short story workshop, successful fiction writer Jodi Angel shares her recipe for crafting an irresistible short story! Through fun, in-class writing exercises and an engaging craft talk, she’ll help you brainstorm new...Read More »


SHORT AND SWEET: A SHORT STORY WORKSHOP IN SAN FRANCISCO (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 San Francisco, successful writer Jodi Angel will help you craft a brilliant, heartfelt tale about the human condition! Through fun, in-class writing exercises and engaging...Read More »


SUNDAY MORNING PAGES (4 WK): A CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP

You can craft an awesome email and your party stories are a hoot. But every time you sit down to write, nothing comes out. Have no fear! Writer of a thousand talents, Brett Paesel can help. Her four week creative writing workshop will unlock the great stories inside...Read More »


SO YOU WANT TO BE A WRITER: A ONE-DAY CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP

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 one-day creative writing workshop in San Francisco will help you! Marilyn’s fun, in-class writing exercises will...Read More »


MAJOR DRAMA: A ONE DAY TV DRAMA WORKSHOP

Have you ever wanted to write on a show like “Game of Thrones”, “Homeland”, or “The Affair”? The hour-long drama is a formidable task for even the most seasoned scribe. Fortunately, we’ve recruited successful TV writer Cathryn Humphris (“Mad Men”, “Under the Dome”) to help us navigate the murky...Read More »


IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU: A SOLO SHOW INTENSIVE

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


CHANNEL YOUR INNER TEEN: A YOUNG ADULT NOVEL WRITING WORKSHOP

What does it take to hook a reader on page one? Award-winning YA author Ron Koertge will answer this question and many more in this one-day young adult novel writing workshop. Ron will show you how to create relatable characters, electric dialogue and gripping pages.

 

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DREAM IT, PITCH IT, WRITE IT: A SCREENWRITING BOOTCAMP

The spec script market is hot right now, but to play the game, you have to have a finished movie script. In this five-week screenwriting bootcamp, veteran screenwriter Wayne Powers (“The Italian Job”) will help you shepherd your amazing screenplay from concept to outline and teach you how to...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 »


YOU IN 1200 WORDS: AN ONLINE PERSONAL ESSAY WORKSHOP

Have you dreamed of seeing one of your essays published in the New York Times? Successful journalist Mac McClelland will show you how. Mac will help make your essay relatable, targeted for the right publication, and tantalizing to readers. In this seven-week online personal essay workshop, you’ll learn about...Read More »


ANATOMY OF A SCENE: A SCENE WRITING WORKSHOP

Screenwriting is scene writing. Your story comes to life through well crafted moments, authentic dialog, rising and falling conflict, and strong emotional beats. In this one day scene writing workshop, veteran screenwriter Wayne Powers (The Italian Job) will show you how to build your story from the inside out,...Read More »


STORY TIME PLUS: A STORYTELLING CLASS (5 WK)

Performance essays are all the rage. In this five-week storytelling class, Moth GrandSLAM winner, comedian, and master storyteller Dave Ross will teach you how to be a storytelling pro. You’ll do fun, improvised storytelling drills, learn about the structure of performance essays, and explore ways to use your stories...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 »


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 Lisa Jakub takes you behind the scenes, exploring techniques for making the truth...Read More »


ONLINE TV COMEDY PILOT WRITING WORKSHOP

Do you have a hysterical idea for next season’s hit breakout comedy? Then this seven-week Online TV Comedy Pilot Writing Workshop is for you. Let successful TV writer Sean Russell (Maron), share his secrets for developing the DNA of your show, finding the funny, developing characters that bring us...Read More »


SO YOU WANT TO BE A SCREENWRITER?: A SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP IN SAN FRANCISCO

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 »


TV WRITING PT 2: A TV PILOT FIRST DRAFT WRITING WORKSHOP (7 WK)

You have all the elements of a great comedy or drama pilot: 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! Mike Ellis...Read More »


YOU IN 1200 WORDS: A 1 DAY PERSONAL ESSAY WORKSHOP IN SAN FRANCISCO

Have you always wanted to write a personal essay but you don’t know where to start? Successful journalist, Mark Lukach, will help you transform your bad blind dates and visits from unruly parents into insightful, compelling revelations. In this one-day personal essay workshop, he’ll show you how to make...Read More »


YOU IN 1200 WORDS (5 WK): A 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 »


TV COMEDY PILOT WRITING WORKSHOP IN LOS ANGELES

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


HOW TO HOOK AN AGENT: A YA AGENT CLASS

You have a brilliant YA or middle grade novel, but you’re not sure how to land an agent and get it published. Have no fear, Thao Le, literary agent extraordinaire, is here! In this one-day YA Agent Class, she’ll give you the inside scoop on the world of YA...Read More »


GET YOUR WEBISODE ON (5 WK)

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 »


ILLUSTRATED JOURNALING WORKSHOP 1 DAY

Have you ever watched people journaling in a cafe or on the bus and wondered what they were doing exactly? Find out in this one-day illustrated journaling workshop with author, journalist, and illustrator Christopher Noxon who will guide you through this inspirational new medium that uses words and pictures...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 »


FROM OUTLINE TO FIRST DRAFT: A TV DRAMA PILOT DRAFT WRITING WORKSHOP IN LOS ANGELES (7 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! Pat Charles (Sons of...Read More »


HUMOROUS ESSAY WORKSHOP (1 DAY)

Have you always wanted to write a humorous 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 humorous essay workshop is for you. We’ll help you transform your bad...Read More »


HUMOROUS PERSONAL ESSAY CLASS (5 WK)

Have you always wanted to write a humorous 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 humorous personal essay class is for you. Using fun in-class exercises, we’ll...Read More »


MEMORABLE MEMOIR BOOTCAMP: A 5 WK MEMOIR CLASS IN SAN FRANCISCO

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 class in San Francisco, successful memoirist Katie Hafner takes you behind the scenes, exploring techniques for making...Read More »


IT’S PLAY TIME! WRITING FOR KIDS AND YOUNG ADULTS

Is it your dream to write the next “Where The Wild Things Are?” But how do you structure a children’s story? How do words and pictures come together? How do you get published? All of these issues and more will be explored in this fun and...Read More »


WRITING THE MARKETABLE PICTURE BOOK (5 WK)

Is it your dream to write the next “Where The Wild Things Are” but you’re not sure where to start? Or are you already working on a picture book, but you want to learn how to make it a bestseller? Let successful picture book author Arree Chung show you...Read More »


STORYTELLING FROM THE HEART 7 WK: AN ONLINE STORYTELLING CLASS

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 »


FROM THE PAGE TO THE STAGE: A SOLO SHOW WORKSHOP (5 WK)

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. In this five week solo show workshop,writer/performer Jill (Best of SF Fringe) will show you how to make your solo-show...Read More »


STORY TIME: A STORYTELLING WORKSHOP (5 WK)

Want to tell powerful true stories without schmaltz to a packed audience of adoring fans? Let comedic storyteller and NPR Snap Judgment veteran Josh Healey share his tips for turning heartbreak, humiliation, and tragedy into a riveting five-minute piece that is the perfect mix of vulnerability and comedic vavoom....Read More »


YOU IN 1200 WORDS: A 5 WK 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 »


A NOVEL APPROACH: AN INTERMEDIATE NOVEL WRITING WORKSHOP (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 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 »


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 »


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 Don Diego (“Community,” “A to Z”), that’s how....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 »


SHORT STORY OVERDRIVE: AN INTERMEDIATE SHORT STORY CLASS

You’ve learned the short story basics, but how do you do you take your skills to the next level? In this six-week intermediate short story class, successful fiction author Matthew Specktor will show you how. Through fun in-class exercises, you’ll learn to how to evaluate your ideas, write glorious...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 »


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 »


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 »


GRANDSLAM STORYTELLING: A STORYTELLING WORKSHOP

Want to tell powerful true stories without schmaltz to a packed audience of adoring fans? Let Moth GrandSLAM 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 vavoom. In this five-week storytelling...Read More »