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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 fun in-class...Read More »


ROMANCING YOUR EDITOR: A PITCH LETTER CLINIC

You have a great idea for a spellbinding article, celebrity profile, or reported essay that you’re dying to get published. How do you make your pitch stand out so it doesn’t disappear into the slush pile? How do you target the right editor at the right publication? In this...Read More »


WHY HERE, WHY NOW: A LOS ANGELES OP-ED ESSAY WRITING CLASS

Ever dreamed of making your living as a journalist, writing for hip magazines like The Atlantic and The New York Times? If so, you’ll need to learn how to connect your own personal experiences with the International Zeitgeist. Who better to help you do it than Natasha Vargas-Cooper (Former...Read More »


TV II: A LOS ANGELES TV COMEDY PITCHING CLASS

You’ve worked hard to hone that super-fly pilot premise with hysterical characters, a compelling world, and an amazing pilot episode. So what’s next? A pitch meeting with a network exec, perhaps? Enter Natalie Gergely, Former Manager of TV Comedy Development and Tara Schuster, Director of Development and Original Programming...Read More »


BLOG I: 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 Los Angeles Blogging Workshop, she’ll take you through the ABC’s of blogging. Through fun writing exercises and...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 solid outline. 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 »


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 »


A NOVEL APPROACH: AN INTERMEDIATE NOVEL WRITING WORKSHOP (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 5 week novel writing workshop, successful novelist Lauren Strasnick will help you nudge your book to the finish line! She’ll also teach you...Read More »


AN ADVANCED PERSONAL ESSAY CLASS IN LOS ANGELES

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 four-week Advanced Personal Essay class in Los Angeles, Brett Paesel (NY Times Modern Love, LA Times Bestselling Memoir) will help you take...Read More »