STORYTELLING ESSAY: A LOS ANGELES STORYTELLING ESSAY WORKSHOP (5 WK)

matteson11In this five-week Los Angeles storytelling essay class, master storyteller Matteson Perry will teach you the insider secrets on how to become a storytelling and essay writing pro. Not only has Matteson won the Moth GrandSLAM twice, but his storytelling skills also landed him his first book deal (a collection of essays/memoir) and essays in NY Times Modern Love, Playboy, and the Daily Beast. A master of both the written and spoken word, he’ll guide you through fun, improvised storytelling drills, teach you how to structure a compelling story, and explore ways of using storytelling to boost your writing career. Matteson will show you how to transform relationships gone bad, family feuds, adventures, and life’s minutia into 1 great story for the stage and 1 riveting essay for print that is the perfect mix of vulnerability and comedic vavoom. You’ll learn how to pack all the verve of a story performed in front of a live audience into an essay suitable for print media. We’ll workshop one of your stories until it’s perfect for the stage and the page. Your goal will be to sell your essay within a couple of weeks after the class ends! After taking this class you’ll be well on your way to joining the ranks of the 101 Writing Pad Alums who have sold essays and articles with Writing Pad’s help!

 

Oct 18, 25, Nov 1, 8, 15 (4 Wed. nights, 1 one on one consult)
7:30-10:30 p.m.
Cost: $395 (includes snacks and tea)
Location: WP East New
Writing Pad has added a new Eastside location to a nice neighborhood 10 minutes from the Arts District: City Terrace. The zip code is 90063. It looks like Silverlake and there is plenty of free parking. You will love it! You will receive address and directions upon registration.
Note: This class will be limited to 10 students.
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MATTESON PERRY

Matteson Perry is a performer, two-time winner of the Moth GrandSlam storytelling championship and a host of the Moth StorySlam in Los Angeles, and a screenwriter. His writing has appeared in The New York Times Modern Love, Playboy, McSweeney’s, and College Humor. Matteson’s memoir, “Available: A Memoir of Heartbreak,...Read More »


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PAYMENT PLANS: A payment plan for this class is 5 weekly payments of $92.00. All payment plans include an additional $50 admin fee and a small credit card processing fee which is built into each weekly payment. Your card will automatically be charged once per week for 5 weeks until your class is paid off. At minimum, you must pay for each class meeting before it meets. Once you sign up for a payment plan, you are responsible for paying in full regardless of your class attendance. Rejected payment transactions are subject to an additional $25 fee. FOR A PAYMENT PLAN CLICK HERE.

 

EMAIL INFO@WRITINGPAD.COM OR CALL 323-333-2954 IF YOU HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS.
 

CANCELLATION POLICY: All sales are final and there are no refunds. Credit may be offered based on class availability. If you can’t come to class, call or email us as far in advance as possible. We will do everything we can to fill your spot, but we can’t make any guarantees. Credit eligibility is not based upon your reason for being unable to attend a class; it is based upon the timing of your credit request and our ability to fill your spot. If we find someone to take your place, you will receive class credit minus a $25 processing fee for 1 day classes and $50 processing fee for long classes. Otherwise, your payment will be forfeit. To use class credits, you need to sign up for class in advance by emailing marilyn@writingpad.com or calling 323.333.2954. If the class is being paid for as part of a payment plan, regardless of whether the student stops attending class, the payment plan must be paid in full by the end of the class. Failure to do so will result in the student’s account being turned over to collections.