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SO YOU WANT TO BE A NOVELIST?: A NOVEL WRITING WORKSHOP

Is it your dream to write the great American novel? In this 5-week intro novel writing workshop, successful novelist Steph Cha will help you take your great book idea and turn it into a page turner. Through fascinating craft lectures, she will teach you the fundamentals of long form...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 one-day Short Story Workshop, successful fiction writer Summer Block Kumar shares her recipe for crafting an irresistible short story! Through fun, in-class writing exercises and an engaging craft talk, she’ll help you...Read More »


SHORT AND SWEET: A SHORT STORY WORKSHOP IN LOS ANGELES (5 WK)

Have you dreamed about getting a short story published in a literary journal like McSweeney’s? Now’s your chance! In this 5-week short story workshop in Los Angeles, successful writer Summer Block Kumar will help you craft a brilliant, heartfelt tale about the human condition! Through fun, in-class writing exercises...Read More »


THE BIG PICTURE: A MASTER SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP

Feeling overwhelmed by the complexity of writing a screenplay? Never fear. In this fun and enlightening Master Screenwriting Workshop with Chris Reed you’ll watch and study a new film each week for four weeks. By breaking down act by act some of the best movies ever written, he’ll show...Read More »


MAJOR DRAMA: A ONE DAY TV DRAMA WORKSHOP

Have you ever wanted to write on a show like “Game of Thrones”, “Homeland”, or “The Affair”? The hour-long drama is a formidable task for even the most seasoned scribe. Fortunately, we’ve recruited successful TV writer Cathryn Humphris (“Mad Men”, “Under the Dome”) to help us navigate the murky...Read More »


IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU: A SOLO SHOW INTENSIVE

Have you ever thought about turning your life’s trials and tribulations into a hit one-person show? In this weekend solo show 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!...Read More »


CHANNEL YOUR INNER TEEN: A YOUNG ADULT NOVEL WRITING WORKSHOP

What does it take to hook a reader on page one? Award-winning YA author Ron Koertge will answer this question and many more in this one-day young adult novel writing workshop. Ron will show you how to create relatable characters, electric dialogue and gripping pages.

 

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WRITING ACCESSIBLE POEMS: A POETRY WORKSHOP IN LOS ANGELES

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 Poetry Workshop in Los...Read More »


STORY TIME PLUS: A STORYTELLING CLASS (5 WK)

Performance essays are all the rage. In this five-week storytelling class, Moth GrandSLAM winner, comedian, and master storyteller Dave Ross will teach you how to be a storytelling pro. You’ll do fun, improvised storytelling drills, learn about the structure of performance essays, and explore ways to use your stories...Read More »


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 Todd Waldman (Happy Endings), share his secrets for developing the DNA of your show, finding the funny, developing characters...Read More »


GET YOUR WEBISODE ON (5 WK)

Got a cell phone, a laptop, and the desire to create the next Broad City? Or maybe you are looking for a way to show off your acting chops? Then this Webisode Workshop in Los Angeles is for you! Successful actor and writer, Lou Perez will show you how...Read More »


ILLUSTRATED JOURNALING WORKSHOP 1 DAY

Have you ever watched people journaling in a cafe or on the bus and wondered what they were doing exactly? Find out in this one-day illustrated journaling workshop with author, journalist, and illustrator Christopher Noxon who will guide you through this inspirational new medium that uses words and pictures...Read More »


HUMOROUS ESSAY WORKSHOP (1 DAY)

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 essay workshop is for you. We’ll help you transform your bad...Read More »


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 »


MEMORABLE MEMOIR BOOTCAMP: A 5 WK MEMOIR CLASS IN SAN FRANCISCO

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 5 week memoir class in San Francisco, successful memoirist Katie Hafner takes you behind the scenes, exploring techniques for making...Read More »


SO YOU WANNA BE A BLOGGER?: A BLOGGING WORKSHOP IN LOS ANGELES (4 WK)

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 four-week Blogging Workshop in Los Angeles, she’ll take you through the ABC’s of blogging. Through fun writing exercises...Read More »


SELL IT IN THE ROOM!: AN EXECUTIVE DRAMA PITCHING WORKSHOP IN LOS ANGELES

You’ve worked hard to hone that super-fly pilot premise with great characters, a compelling world, and an amazing pilot episode. So what’s next, a pitch meeting with a network exec, perhaps? Enter Rob Luchow, Director of TV Dramas at CBS. In this two day pitching workshop in Los Angeles,...Read More »


SO YOU WANT TO BE A WRITER (4 WK): A CREATIVE WRITING CLASS IN LOS ANGELES

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 four week creative writing class in Los Angeles will help you! Writer of a thousand talents,...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 coverage workshop, veteran development exec...Read More »


SCREENWRITER'S TREASURE CHEST: 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 »


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 five-week memoir bootcamp, successful memoirist Monica Holloway takes you behind the scenes, exploring techniques for making the truth more compelling than...Read More »


SO YOU WANT TO BE A SCREENWRITER?: A BEGINNING 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 can...Read More »