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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 »


CLASS ACT: A PERFORMER'S WRITING WORKSHOP

As a performer, you’ve heard it a thousand times: “You have to write for yourself.” In this four-week class, actor, comedian, and award winning novelist DC Pierson will help you craft hilarious solo pieces that show off your performance chops. Through fun in-class exercises, you’ll learn how to hone...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 »


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 »


CRIME SCENE CONFIDENTIAL: A MYSTERY WRITING WORKSHOP

Every story needs a great mystery to hook readers in. But to do it right, you’ll need some serious chops. In this five-week class, Author Eric Beetner will show you how to build scintillating suspense and use the techniques of mystery to enhance your novel. Through fun in-class exercises...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 »


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 »


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. Award-winning actress and improviser Pam Murphy will show you how to make your solo-show so hysterical and moving, the audience...Read More »


DC’S WORD PARLOR: A CREATIVE WRITING INTENSIVE

 

You secretly journal on the weekends, brainstorm hilarious comedy sketches in cafes, or dream of a breakout web series you can cast with your wacky friends. Why not take all this literary gold to the next level of refinement? Let writer of a thousand talents, DC Pierson...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 »


SHORT AND SWEET: A SHORT STORY WORKSHOP

 

Have you always dreamed of writing brilliant tales of urban intrigue for the New Yorker? Now’s your chance! In this class, award-winning fiction writer, Ben Loory will share his recipe for crafting an irresistible short story! Through fun, in-class writing exercises and an engaging craft talk, he’ll...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 »