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 »


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 »


WRITING THE TV COMEDY (5 WEEK)

Do you have a hysterical idea for next season’s hit breakout comedy? Then this class is for you. Let successful TV writer Michael Saltzman (Mad Men, Murphy Brown), share his secrets for developing the DNA of your show, finding the funny, crafting characters that bring us back, season after...Read More »


A-LIST SCRIBE: A SCREENWRITING MASTER CLASS

The entertainment world is a tough nut to crack. It’s best to brave it with the help of a seasoned pro. His name is Peter Iliff, scribe of blockbuster films including “Point Break,” “Varsity Blues,” and over 50 other sold projects, including a series to Netflix. In this five...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 screenwriting intensive, successful screenwriter Robbie Fox (“So I Married An Axe Murderer”, “Playing For Keeps”) will help you shepherd your amazing screenplay from concept to outline...Read More »


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 »


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 blog writing class, Jenn will teach you how to take your blog from hobby to creative career. Through an informative craft...Read More »


SHORT STORY OVERDRIVE: AN INTERMEDIATE 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 »


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 »


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, veteran development exec Nikki Levy...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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »