STORYCASTING: SAN FRANCISO RADIO FICTION CLASS

Fiction isn’t just for the page anymore. Podcasts like Homecoming, Limetown and A Night Called Tomorrow have expanded the horizons of radio storytelling. In this 5-week San Francisco Radio Fiction Class, Snap Judgment Producer Eliza Smith takes you through the paces of what works/doesn’t work for a radio play,...Read More »


SCRIPTZ: A SAN FRANCISCO TV & NEW MEDIA WRITING CLASS

Ever wanted to create your own TV show or dream of being the next Lena Dunham? TV is undergoing a digital revolution and what better place to harness its power in the world tech-hub. In this 1 day San Francisco TV & New Media Writing Class, Michael Cinquemani (Jane...Read More »


SO YOU WANT TO BE A FREELANCER: A LOS ANGELES FREELANCE JOURNALISM 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 Los Angeles freelance writing workshop, successful journalist Sophia Kercher (NY Times, Elle) will take you through the paces of the freelance life.

 

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ROMANCING YOUR EDITOR: A PITCH LETTER CLINIC

In this one-day pitch letter clinic, successful journalist Sophia Kercher (NY Times, Elle) will pull back the curtain of secrecy to show you what editors look for in queries and the process for landing a writing assignment. Through an informative craft talk and targeted feedback from Sophia, you’ll learn how...Read More »


GET YOUR BOOK PUBLISHED: AN ONLINE BOOK PROPOSAL WORKSHOP

Working on a gripping memoir, nonfiction book, or novel but have no clue how to land an agent or contract? Editor at Hachette Book Group, Trish Daly 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 »


FROM THE HIP: A SAN FRANCISCO IMPROV STORYTELLING CLASS

Want to be that person who can bust out an amazing story on the fly, riff off another’s tale in a seemingly spontaneous way or host your own show? Let master improviser Jenny Meyer Rosen (BATS Performing Company) share her tips for developing characters, using status, unleashing your imagination through...Read More »


YOU IN 1200 WORDS: AN ONLINE PERSONAL ESSAY CLASS

Have you dreamed of seeing one of your essays in print? Successful essayist Jessica Ciencin Henriquez will show you how. Jessica will help make your essay relatable, targeted for the right publication, and tantalizing to readers. In this six-week online personal essay class, you’ll learn about the essential elements...Read More »


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

Wanna write brilliant, heartfelt tales about the human condition for The New Yorker? Now’s your chance! In this San Francisco short story workshop, successful fiction writer Austin Smith shares his recipe for crafting an irresistible short story! Through fun, in-class writing exercises and an engaging craft talk, he’ll help you...Read More »


HA!: A SAN FRANCISCO COMEDIC STORYTELLING CLASS

Want to tell stories that are true, poignant, and also make audiences laugh? Maybe you want to find the funny in life’s most challenging moments or just learn how to include more jokes in your already funny story? If so, this class is for you! In this four week...Read More »


TV I: 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 Devanshi Patel (Blackish), share her secrets for developing the DNA of your show, finding the funny, developing...Read More »


NOVEL I: AN ONLINE INTRO 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 7 week online intro novel writing workshop, successful novelist Jennifer Brody will teach you the fundamentals of long form fiction! She’ll also teach...Read More »


TV II: A LOS ANGELES TV DRAMA PILOT REWRITE WORKSHOP

You have all the elements of a great TV Drama: a great premise, clear characters, an engaging world all in a first draft. Unfortunately, when you read it, the magic you felt when it was on index cards just isn’t there. No problem! Pat Charles (Sons of Anarchy, Netflix’s...Read More »


SW I: A LOS ANGELES INTRO 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 (12...Read More »


TV I: AN INTRO TV WRITING WORKSHOP

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 »


ON AIR: A LOS ANGELES RADIO STORYTELLING WORKSHOP

Have you ever wanted to have your story aired on a show like This American Life? In this 4 week Los Angeles 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...Read More »


KA-CHING!: A LOS ANGELES BLOG MONETIZING WORKSHOP (4 WK)

You want to turn your passion project blog into a dream job but the task seems daunting. Let award-winning blogger Jessie Rosen (Time Top Blogger, xoJANE) show you how to turns posts into profits. In this four-week Los Angeles Blog Monetizing Workshop, you’ll work on ads, sponsorships, branded content,...Read More »


BLOG I: A LOS ANGELES BLOGGING WORKSHOP

You don’t just want to write a post, you want to kick your blog into overdrive and garner legions of followers. Let Jessie Rosen (Time & Forbes Top Blogger, xoJANE) show you how. In this four-week Los Angeles Blogging Workshop, she’ll take you through the ABC’s of blogging. Through...Read More »


STORY TIME: A LOS ANGELES STORYTELLING CLASS (5 WK)

Performance essays are all the rage. In this five-week Los Angeles storytelling class, two time Moth GrandSLAM winner, Moth Host and master storyteller Matteson Perry will teach you how to be a storytelling pro. You’ll do fun, improvised storytelling drills, learn about the structure of performance essays,...Read More »


SW III: A MASTER SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP

You have a movie script in progress, but as you move through the acts, plot twists, and scenes, you get stuck. Have no fear. Veteran scribe Chris Reed (12 scripts sold) will help take your script to the next level in this five-week Los Angeles master screenwriting workshop. Before...Read More »


MAJOR DRAMA: A LOS ANGELES TV DRAMA PILOT WRITING WORKSHOP

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 writing workshop in Los Angeles, you’ll learn how to craft a great logline,...Read More »


NOVEL II: AN ONLINE INTERMEDIATE NOVEL WRITING WORKSHOP (7 WK)

Are you working on a novel and looking for guidance? In this 5 week novel writing workshop, successful novelist Gretchen McNeill will help you nudge your book to the finish line! She’ll also teach you techniques for creating solid story structure, irresistible dialogue, characters and conflict. This class is...Read More »


NOVEL INTERMEDIATE II: AN INTERMEDIATE NOVEL WRITING WORKSHOP (5 WK)

Are you working on a novel and looking for guidance? In this 5 week novel writing workshop, successful novelist Gretchen McNeill will help you nudge your book to the finish line! She’ll also teach you techniques for creating solid story structure, irresistible dialogue, characters and conflict. This class is...Read More »


NOVEL III: A LOS ANGELES ADVANCED NOVEL WORKSHOP

Are you looking for a top-tier MFA-style novel class that will help you dig more deeply into your writing? Have you been longing to find a group of dedicated, talented writers to workshop pages with? In this 5-week Advanced Novel Workshop, successful novelist Lauren Strasnick (4 published novels) will...Read More »


ON-AIR: A SAN FRANCISCO RADIO STORYTELLING CLASS

Have you ever wanted to have your story aired on a show like This American Life? In this 5 week San Francisco Radio Storytelling Class, Snap Judgment Producer Eliza Smith will show you how to take a true, personal story and turn it into a great 5-10 min. piece...Read More »


MEMORABLE MEMOIR: A SAN FRANCISCO MEMOIR WORKSHOP (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 five-week San Francisco memoir workshop, award-winning memoirist Melissa Cistaro takes you behind the scenes, exploring techniques for making...Read More »


YOU IN 1200 WORDS: A LOS ANGELES PERSONAL ESSAY CLASS

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 five week Los Angeles personal essay class is for you. Using fun in-class...Read More »


SHORT AND SWEET: A LOS ANGELES SHORT STORY WORKSHOP

Have you dreamed about getting a short story published in a literary journal like McSweeney’s? Now’s your chance! In this 5-week Los Angeles short story workshop, Matt Sumell (Paris Review, One Story) will help you craft a brilliant, heartfelt tale about the human condition! Through fun, in-class writing exercises and...Read More »


TV I: ONLINE TV PILOT CLASS (7 WK)

Do you have a great idea for HBO’s next hit series? Let successful TV writer Michael Cinquemani (Jane the Virgin, Revenge) help you transform your brilliant premise into a page-turning script! In this 7-week Online TV Pilot writing workshop, you’ll learn how to craft a great logline, structure a...Read More »


SCREENWRITING II: 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 »


NOVEL I: A LOS ANGELES INTRO NOVEL WRITING WORKSHOP

Is it your dream to write the great American novel? In this 5 week Los Angeles intro novel writing workshop, successful novelist Jennifer Brody will teach you the fundamentals of long form fiction! She’ll also teach you techniques for creating a thrilling story arc, irresistible dialogue, characters and conflict....Read More »


MEMORABLE MEMOIR: A LOS ANGELES MEMOIR WRITING WORKSHOP

Have you ever thought about turning your life’s trials and tribulations into a NY Times bestseller? In this four-week Los Angeles Memoir Writing Workshop, bestselling memoirist Brett Paesel will share her secrets for turning your life’s twists and turns into lively drama! Her fun, all new in-class exercises will...Read More »


TV II: A LOS ANGELES TV DRAFT WRITING CLASS

You have a killer beat sheet for your TV Pilot, but when sit down to write, everything turns to mush: vague characters, huge data dumps, clunky dialogue, and scenes that go nowhere. If this sounds familiar, veteran screenwriter and TV writer Steven Peros can help. In this ten-week Los...Read More »


YOU IN 1200 WORDS: A SAN FRANCISCO PERSONAL ESSAY WORKSHOP

Have you always wanted to write a personal essay but you don’t know where to start? Successful journalist, K.K. Goldberg, will help you transform your bad blind dates and visits from unruly parents into insightful, compelling revelations. In this 5 week San Francisco Personal Essay Workshop, she’ll...Read More »


STORY TIME: A SAN FRANCISCO STORYTELLING WORKSHOP

Want to tell powerful true stories without schmaltz to a packed audience of adoring fans? Let comedic storyteller and Moth host Corey Rosen 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. In this...Read More »


NOVEL II: A LOS ANGELES INTERMEDIATE SCIENCE FICTION HORROR FANTASY NOVEL CLASS

Have you always dreamed of writing whimsical tales that take place in a futuristic world of your own creation? In this five week Los Angeles intermediate science fiction horror fantasy novel class, successful science fiction writer and horror movie writer Jennifer Brody (3 books published) will help you nudge...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 »


PODCAST U: A SAN FRANCISCO PODCASTING BOOTCAMP

Is it your dream to create the next Serial, This American Life, or Startup? If so, this is the class for you! In this five-week San Francisco Podcasting Bootcamp, 99 Percent Invisible Alum Sam Greenspan will teach you the fundamentals of this engaging new storytelling form. Through informative craft...Read More »


TV III: A LOS ANGELES TV DRAFT WRITING CLASS

You have a killer outline for your TV Pilot, but when sit down to write, everything turns to mush: vague characters, huge data dumps, clunky dialogue, and scenes that go nowhere. If this sounds familiar, veteran screenwriter and TV writer Mike Ellis can help. He’s written for all the...Read More »


GOOD IN THE ROOM!: A 1-DAY LOS ANGELES SCENE PUNCH-UP WORKSHOP

Have you ever fantasized about working in the writer’s room for your favorite TV show? You can do it, but you need the help of an industry insider. Enter veteran screenwriter Cindy Caponera (Nurse Jackie, Shameless, Saturday Night Live). In this one-day Los Angeles Scene Punch-Up Workshop,...Read More »


TV II: TV DRAFT WRITING CLASS IN LOS ANGELES

You have a killer beat sheet for your TV Pilot, but when sit down to write, everything turns to mush: vague characters, huge data dumps, clunky dialogue, and scenes that go nowhere. If this sounds familiar, veteran screenwriter and TV writer Mike Ellis can help. He’s written for all...Read More »


LOS ANGELES 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 »


MURDERS, MYSTERIES AND CASES: AN ONLINE TV PROCEDURAL WORKSHOP

Dead body on the lawn? Cool! An essential element of every great TV Show franchise is a compelling procedural engine that hooks the viewer. In this 1-day online TV Procedural Workshop, veteran scribe Karen Hall (The Good Wife) shares her secrets for seeding your episodes with...Read More »


STORY TIME: A SAN FRANCISCO STORYTELLING CLASS (4 WK)

Want to tell powerful true stories without schmaltz to a packed audience of adoring fans? Let comedic storyteller and Moth host Corey Rosen 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. In this...Read More »