BOOK REVISION: WRITING A SEAMLESS SECOND DRAFT

You’re trying to write that bestselling book, but your first draft lacks the sparkle you hoped would propel you to literary stardom. Have no fear! We’ve recruited award-winning novelist Liza Palmer to guide you to polished prose. In this one-day workshop, you’ll learn the five most important questions to...Read More »


MICRO BUDGET MADNESS: WRITING A SCRIPT YOU CAN ACTUALLY GO OUT AND SHOOT!

It’s the Hollywood dream: you and five best friends throw in 2k each and make the genius indie film that launches you to greatness. But how do you do it? You’ll need actors, sets, and lots of help. But most importantly, you’ll need a solid script that takes into...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 class, Jenn will teach you how to take your blog from hobby to creative career. Through an informative craft talk, you’ll...Read More »


SO YOU WANNA BE A BLOGGER?

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 »


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 »


PROMISE OF THE PREMISE: A 2ND ACT SCREENWRITING CLASS

The meat of any movie is the second act, and it’s the place where even seasoned writers fall down. In this five week class, veteran scribe, Chris Reed will show you how to tackle this sixty-page beast. Through fun, in-class exercises, you’ll learn to utilize the emotional reality of...Read More »


CRIME SCENE CONFIDENTIAL: WRITING THE SUSPENSEFUL NOVEL

Every story needs a great mystery to hook readers in. But to do it right, you’ll need some serious chops. In this five-week class, Author Eric Beetner will show you how to build scintillating suspense and use the techniques of mystery to enhance your novel. Through fun in-class exercises...Read More »


SHORT STORY OVERDRIVE: AN ADVANCED 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 Ben Loory 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 »


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 »


FROM HEARTACHE TO LITERARY BREAK: MEMOIR (1 DAY)

Have you ever thought about turning your life’s trials and tribulations into a NY Times bestseller but didn’t know where to start? In this one day class, successful memoirist Sara Benincasa will share her secrets for painlessly excavating your tumultuous past to craft a gripping page turner! Her fun,...Read More »


FROM TEEN TO TWEEN: A MIDDLE GRADE AND YA WORKSHOP

What does it take to write the next “Harry Potter”? Whether your story takes place in Middle Earth, a dystopian future, or a gated suburb, bestselling author D.J. MacHale will show you how. He’ll share his tricks for using personal experiences to bring your conflicts and characters to life...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 »


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 Amber Benson will help you nudge your book to the finish line! She’ll also teach you techniques for creating compelling...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 »


TALES FROM THE HOME FRONT: WRITING THE PERSONAL NOVEL

Everyone has at least one amazing book in them. But how do you find it? Let award-winning author Tiphanie Yanique show you how. In this one day class she’ll share her secret techniques for finding the stories that only you can tell. Through fun in-class exercises you’ll learn how...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 »


RADIO STORYTELLING: A RECORDED STORYTELLING WORKSHOP

Have you ever wanted to have your story aired on “This American Life”? In this class, 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 have produced and recorded...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 of...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 »


CRIME SCENE CONFIDENTIAL: PRIVATE EYES AND PROCEDURALS (ONLINE 1 DAY)

Is it your dream to write the next New York Times bestselling mystery? Let author Eric Beetner show you how. In this one day class, he’ll explore the subgenres of mystery: Hardboiled, Noir, procedural, cozy, and traditional P.I. stories. Eric will show you how to use a mystery to...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 Marie Claire? Successful journalist Abby Sher has done both and she will show you how. Abby will help make your essay relatable, targeted for the right publication, and tantalizing to readers. You’ll learn...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. Award-winning actress and improvisor Pam Murphy will show you how to make your solo-show so hysterical and moving, the audience...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 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 »


WRITING A PILOT THAT CAN FLY

Do you have a great idea for TV’s next “Mad Men” or “Community”? Let successful TV writer and producer, Gloria Calderón Kellett , help you transform your brilliant idea into an irresistible pilot! Whether you want to create a sitcom or drama, you’ll learn what producers and execs look...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 »


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 »


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 »


HOW TO HOOK AN AGENT

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 »


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 »


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 »


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, symbolism, and humor. In this one day class. Ron will help...Read More »