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 Vanity Fair? Successful journalist Sara Benincasa will show you how. Sara will help make your essay relatable, targeted for the right publication, and tantalizing to readers. You’ll learn about the essential elements of...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 »


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 Matt Zinman (“How I met your Mother,” “A...Read More »


FROM NETWORK TO CABLE: WRITING THE TV DRAMA PILOT (7 WK)

Do you have a great idea for HBO’s next hit series? Let successful TV writer Lauren Gussis (“Dexter”) 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 pilot...Read More »


STORYTELLING FROM THE HEART (6 WK ONLINE)

Want to tell powerful true stories without schmaltz to a packed audience of adoring fans? Let essayist, memoirist, and Moth GrandSLAM winner Elna Baker 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...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 for...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. Through...Read More »


STORYTELLING AT LIGHT SPEED: A FLASH FICTION (1 DAY)

In the world of Twitter and TiVo, attention spans have been reduced to fractions of a second. With flash fiction, that’s exactly what we’re going to give them: blazing fast stories so compelling and compact that even an ADD stricken reader is unable to resist. Successful short story writer...Read More »


SHORT AND SWEET: SHORT STORY (5 WK)

Have you dreamed about getting a short story published in a literary journal like McSweeney’s? Now’s your chance! In this class, successful fiction writer J Ryan Stradal will help you craft a brilliant, heartfelt tale about the human condition! Through fun, in-class writing exercises and engaging craft talks, he’ll...Read More »


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

Want to write brilliant, heartfelt tales about the human condition for McSweeney’s? Now’s your chance! In this class, successful fiction writer J Ryan Stradal shares his recipe for crafting an irresistible short story! Through fun, in-class writing exercises and an engaging craft talk, he’ll help you brainstorm new ideas,...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 five-week class, successful fiction author Mathew Specktor will show you how. Through fun in-class exercises, you’ll learn to how to evaluate your ideas, write glorious prose, and troubleshoot...Read More »


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 TV writer Sam Ernst (creator, Haven), that’s how. In this...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 Michael Saltzman (“Mad Men”, “Murphy Brown” Show Runner) or Craig...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 Craig Gerard (A to Z, How I Met Your Mother), share his secrets for developing the DNA of your show, finding the funny, developing characters that bring...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. Successful actor and improviser DC Pierson will show you how to make your solo-show so hysterical and moving, the audience...Read More »


SO YOU WANT TO BE A WRITER ONLINE (6 WK)

You’ve always dreamed of finding the time to write on a regular basis or to finish a screenplay, a novel, a collection of poems, or a story. You can do it, and this class will help you! Writer of a thousand talents, Elna Baker will help you explore...Read More »


SO YOU WANT TO BE A WRITER (4 WK)

You’ve always dreamed of finding the time to write on a regular basis or to finish a screenplay, a novel, a collection of poems, or a story. You can do it, and this class will help you! Writer of a thousand talents, Jessie Rosen will help you explore...Read More »


BOOK PROPOSAL WORKSHOP ONLINE (7 WK)

Working on a gripping memoir, nonfiction book, or novel but have no clue how to land an agent or contract? Harper Collins Editor Emily Cunningham can help make your dream of publishing your book a reality! She’ll help you present and shape your book so it’s the project that...Read More »


FROM NETWORK TO CABLE: WRITING THE TV DRAMA PILOT (5 WK)

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! You’ll sample the different genres of TV dramas, plan a season arc that keeps the audience hooked, and break...Read More »


HOW TO HOOK AN AGENT: BREAKING INTO YA

You have a brilliant YA or middle grade novel that you want to put out there, but you’re not sure how to land an agent and get it published. Have no fear, Taylor Martindale, literary agent extraordinaire, is here! Through an informative craft talk, she’ll give you the inside...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...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 Robyn Schneider will help you nudge your book to the finish line! She’ll also teach you techniques for creating compelling...Read More »


SCREENWRITER'S TREASURE CHEST: AN ADVANCED SKILLS 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 »


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 DC Pierson will help you nudge your book to the finish line! He’ll also teach you techniques for creating compelling...Read More »


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 »


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 »


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 »


GRAND SLAM STORY: A STORYTELLING WORKSHOP (5 WK)

Want to tell powerful true stories without schmaltz to a packed audience of adoring fans? Let essayist and three time Moth Grand Slam Winner Cole Kazdin share her tips for turning heartbreak, humiliation, and tragedy into a riveting five-minute piece that is the perfect mix of vulnerability and comedic...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 »


IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU: A ONE-PERSON SHOW INTENSIVE

Have you ever thought about turning your life’s trials and tribulations into a hit one-person show? In this one-day intensive, actress and writer Lauren Weedman (HBO’s Looking) will show you how to make your solo-show so hysterical and moving, the audience will be putty in your hands! In this...Read More »


SO YOU WANT TO BE A SCREENWRITER?

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 can...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 »