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 4 week Radio Storytelling Workshop, Snap Judgement Producer Davey Kim will show you how. Through fun, in-class exercises, you’ll learn the differences between performed and broadcast storytelling. By the end of...Read More »


BLOG I: AN ONLINE 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 published journalist, essayist, and memoirist, Natasha Vargas-Cooper (Former Editor, Vice and Elle, NY Times) show you how. In this five-week Online Blogging Workshop, she’ll take you through...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 »


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 »


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 »


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 and founder of one of LA’s hottest storytelling shows, Public School, Natasha Vargas Cooper (Former Editor,...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 »


YOU'VE BEEN FEATURED: A LOS ANGELES INTERVIEW AND REVIEW 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 »


WHY HERE, WHY NOW: A LOS ANGELES OP-ED ESSAY WRITING CLASS

Ever dreamed of making your living as a journalist, writing for hip magazines like The Atlantic and The New York Times? If so, you’ll need to learn how to connect your own personal experiences with the International Zeitgeist. Who better to help you do it than Natasha Vargas-Cooper (Former...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 »


TV II: A LOS ANGELES TV DRAMA PILOT CLASS (5 WK)

Do you have a great idea for HBO’s next hit series? Let successful TV writer/producer Sam Ernst (Hand of God, Crisis, Haven, The Dead Zone) help you transform your brilliant premise into a page-turning script!

 

In this five week Los Angeles TV drama pilot class, you’ll learn how to...Read More »


NOVEL II: A LOS ANGELES INTERMEDIATE NOVEL 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 5 week Los Angeles intermediate novel workshop, successful novelist Lauren Strasnick (4 published novels) will help you nudge your book to the finish...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 »


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 Steph Cha (3 Novels Published) will help you take your great book idea and turn it into a page turner. Through fascinating craft lectures, she will teach you...Read More »


MEMORABLE MEMOIR: A SAN FRANCISCO MEMOIR WORKSHOP (4 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 four-week San Francisco memoir workshop, successful memoirist Melissa Cistaro (Best Nonfiction Book 2015, 1 Published Memoir) takes you...Read More »


NOVEL II: A LOS ANGELES 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 science fiction horror fantasy novel class, successful science fiction writer and horror movie writer, Jennifer Brody will share her recipe for crafting...Read More »


IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU: A SAN FRANCISCO SOLO 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. Or maybe you have a solo show but want to take it to the next level. In this intensive one-day...Read More »


FROM THE STAGE TO THE PAGE: A SAN FRANCISCO STORYTELLING INTENSIVE

Have you ever thought about taking one of your life’s trials and tribulations to the stage and getting paid for it as a personal essay? In this weekend San Francisco Storytelling Intensive, actress and writer Lauren Weedman (HBO’s Looking, LA Moth Host) will help you unearth amazing stories and...Read More »


STORYTELLING FROM THE HEART: AN ONLINE STORYTELLING CLASS

Want to tell powerful true stories without schmaltz to a packed audience of adoring fans? Let 7X Moth StorySLAM winner Diana Spechler 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 seven...Read More »


YOU IN 1200 WORDS: AN ONLINE PERSONAL ESSAY CLASS

Have you dreamed of seeing one of your essays in print? Successful essayist Diana Spechler will show you how. Diana 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 of...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 »


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 »


TV IV: A LOS ANGELES TV DRAMA PILOT REVISION CLASS

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 Dailyn Rodriguez (Lie to Me, Night Shift), that’s how. In...Read More »


TV IV: A LOS ANGELES 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 Devanshi Patel (Blackish), that’s how. In...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, successful writer Ryan McIlvain will help you craft a brilliant, heartfelt tale about the human condition! Through fun, in-class writing exercises and engaging...Read More »


INTRO TV WRITING ONLINE

If you want to break into TV, you’ll need the help of a seasoned pro. Enter veteran scribe Karen Hall (The Good Wife, Brotherhood, Roseanne). In this seven-week online Intro TV Writing workshop, you’ll get her help on your great TV idea and learn how to turn...Read More »


TV II: LOS ANGELES TV COMEDY PILOT WRITING WORKSHOP

Do you have a hysterical idea for next season’s hit breakout comedy? Then this five-week Los Angeles TV Comedy Pilot Writing Workshop is for you. Let successful TV writer Devanshi Patel (Blackish, 2014 ABC Fellow), share her secrets for developing the DNA of your show, finding the funny, developing...Read More »


SHORT & SWEET: A SAN FRANCISCO SHORT STORY WORKSHOP

Have you dreamed about getting a short story published in a top literary journal? Now’s your chance! In this short story workshop in San Francisco, successful writer R.O. Kwon will help you craft a brilliant, heartfelt tale about the human condition! Through fun, in-class writing exercises and engaging craft...Read More »


ADVANCED STORYTELLING: A SAN FRANCISCO MASTER STORYTELLING CLASS

You’ve gotten up at the Moth, but that GrandSlam title remains elusive. No Problem! Let comedic storyteller and Moth host Corey Rosen help you take your storytelling into overdrive. In this 5-week San Francisco master storytelling class, he covers topics like getting the raw emotion in your story, stage...Read More »


TV II: A LOS ANGELES TV COMEDY PITCHING CLASS

You’ve worked hard to hone that super-fly pilot premise with hysterical characters, a compelling world, and an amazing pilot episode. So what’s next? A pitch meeting with a network exec, perhaps? Enter Natalie Gergely, Former Manager of TV Comedy Development and Tara Schuster, Director of Development and Original Programming...Read More »


BLOG I: 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 Los Angeles Blogging Workshop, she’ll take you through the ABC’s of blogging. Through fun writing exercises and...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 »


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 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 »


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 five 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...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 »


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 »


TV II: A LOS ANGELES TV DRAMA PILOT DRAFT WRITING WORKSHOP

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 »


MEMORABLE MEMOIR: AN 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 »


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 »


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 Lauren Strasnick will teach you the fundamentals of long form fiction! She’ll also teach...Read More »


NOVEL II: AN ONLINE INTERMEDIATE 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 intermediate novel writing workshop, successful novelist Lauren Strasnick will help you nudge your book to the finish line! She’ll also...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 »


SHORT, MEAN, & LEAN: A LOS ANGELES SHORT FICTION REVISION CLASS

You’re trying to write that short story for a top-tier literary magazine, but your first draft lacks the sparkle you hoped would propel you to literary stardom. Have no fear! We’ve recruited award-winning short story writer Summer Block Kumar (McSweeneys) to guide you to polished prose. In this two-night...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 »


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 »


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 4 WK STORYTELLING CLASS IN SAN FRANCISCO

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 »


AN ADVANCED PERSONAL ESSAY CLASS IN LOS ANGELES

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 Advanced Personal Essay class in Los Angeles, Brett Paesel (NY Times Modern Love, LA Times Bestselling Memoir) will help you take...Read More »