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 »


YOU IN 1200 WORDS (5 WK): A SAN FRANCISCO 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 San Francisco personal essay workshop is for you. Using fun in-class exercises, we’ll...Read More »


A SAN FRANCISCO ADVANCED PERSONAL ESSAY CLASS

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 five-week Advanced Personal Essay class in San Francisco, K.K. Goldberg (NY Times Modern Love, The Sun) will help you take your essay and...Read More »


LOS ANGELES WRITERS' ASSISTANT CLASS

Is your dream to write the next Game of Thrones or Girls? If you are like most people, the first step on your road to executive producer is getting your foot in the door. Enter TV Writer Louisa Levy (Doubt), who will guide you on that journey to getting that...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 Steven Peros can help. He’s written for one of the...Read More »


TV II: A LOS ANGELES TV SPEC DRAFT WRITING WORKSHOP

You have all the elements of a great Spec: a great show, an original premise and a solid beat sheet. Unfortunately, the thought of actually writing the spec draft fills you with dread every time you stare down at the blank screen. No problem! Dara Resnik Creasey (I Love...Read More »


STORY OVERDRIVE: A LOS ANGELES ADVANCED SHORT FICTION CLASS

You’ve learned the short story basics, but how do you do you take your skills to the next level? In this five-week advanced short fiction class, successful writer Matt Sumell will show you how. Through fun in-class exercises, you’ll learn to how to evaluate your ideas, write glorious prose,...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 comedic storyteller and Moth host Corey Rosen share his tips for developing characters, using status, unleashing your imagination through...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 »


TV I: MADE TO ORDER: A LOS ANGELES SPEC SCRIPT WRITING CLASS

In Hollywood, a killer spec script of an existing TV show is the calling card for any staff writing position and a submission requirement for all the coveted studio TV writing fellowships. Every word, page number, and formatting choice will be scrutinized to determine whether you’re an experienced insider...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, Smith Henderson (Best American Short Stories, One Story, Pushcart and PEN Prize) will help you craft a brilliant, heartfelt tale about the human...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 »


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 II: A LOS ANGELES TV DRAMA DRAFT WRITING WORKSHOP

You have all the elements of a great TV Drama: a great premise, clear characters, an engaging world, and a beat sheet. Unfortunately, the thought of actually writing the pilot fills you with dread every time you stare down at the blank screen. No problem! Sam Ernst (Hand of...Read More »


IT'S PLAY TIME!: A LOS ANGELES CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK WRITING CLASS

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 award-winning author and illustrator Laura Lacámara (5 picture...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 »


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 »


ADVANCED STORYTELLING: A LOS ANGELES MASTER STORYTELLING CLASS

You’ve gotten up at the Moth, but that GrandSlam title remains elusive. No Problem! Let two time Moth GrandSLAM winner, Moth Host and master storyteller Matteson Perry help you take your storytelling into overdrive. In this 5-week Los Angeles master storytelling class, he covers topics like getting the raw...Read More »


MIND/BODY: A LOS ANGELES CREATIVE WRITING YOGA CLASS

Your weekends are precious! How to spend that “you” time? Exercising, writing or dreaming of the future? Do it all in this five-week Los Angeles Creative Writing Yoga Class. In the first part of class, Jessie Rosen (Forbes and Time Top Blogger, Staff Writer “Single by 30”, Author “Dead...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 »


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 Radio Storytelling Workshop, Snap Judgement Producer Davey Kim will show you how to take a true, personal story and turn it into a great 5-10 min. piece for the...Read More »


ONLINE TV PILOT DRAFT CLASS

You have all the elements of a great comedy or drama pilot: a great premise, clear characters, an engaging world, and a solid beat sheet. Unfortunately, the thought of actually writing the pilot fills you with dread every time you stare down at the blank screen. No...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 »


YOU IN 1200 WORDS: AN ONLINE PERSONAL ESSAY CLASS

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


TV II: A LOS ANGELES TV COMEDY DRAFT WRITING WORKSHOP

You have all the elements of a great TV Comedy: a great premise, clear characters, an engaging world, and a solid beat sheet. Unfortunately, the thought of actually writing the pilot fills you with dread every time you stare down at the blank screen. No problem! Devanshi Patel (Blackish,...Read More »


BLOG II: AN INTERMEDIATE BLOGGING WORKSHOP IN LOS ANGELES (4 WK)

You’ve got a blog, a decent following, now what? Let award-winning blogger Jessie Rosen (Time Top Blogger, xoJANE) show you how to take your blog to the next level. In this four-week Los Angeles Advanced Blogging Class, you’ll work on enhancing your blog writing voice, developing new audience members,...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 »


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 Jennifer Brody will help you nudge your book to the finish line! She’ll also...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 »


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 »


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 »


MAJOR DRAMA: A 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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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...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 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 »


A LOS ANGELES CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK WRITING CLASS

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 award-winning author and illustrator Laura Lacámara (5 picture...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 »


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 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 beat sheet. 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 »


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 »


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 »