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The One-Day Intensives are seven-hour crash courses. You are immersed in a topic through a mixture of brief lectures that hit the high-points and writing exercises that let you immediately try your hand at what you’ve just learned. How much can you learn in one day? Plenty. As you will discover in one of our One-Day Intensives in New York City.The...

$150
Sa.   Apr 11th, 11am
Beginner
(67)
Saturday April 11 11am - 6pm 1 Session $150
Friday May 8 10am - 5pm 1 Session $150
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Eliminate bad writing habits and begin cultivating confidence through practice and praise. Develop an awareness of your strengths and weaknesses in a supportive, constructive environment. Employ myriad techniques and strategies for finding new writing ideas. In this six week workshop, you will find: Exercises that stretch your writing in various directionsA...

$340
M.   Apr 13th, 7pm
Beginner
(67)
Monday April 13 7pm - 10pm 6 Sessions $340
Tuesday April 14 2pm - 5pm 6 Sessions $340
Tuesday April 14 7pm - 10pm 6 Sessions $340
Sunday April 19 12pm - 3pm 6 Sessions $340
Monday April 20 10am - 1pm 6 Sessions $200
Tuesday April 28 7pm - 10pm 6 Sessions $340
Thursday April 30 10am - 1pm 6 Sessions $340
Wednesday May 6 7pm - 10pm 6 Sessions $340
Saturday May 9 2pm - 5pm 6 Sessions $340
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They say everyone has a story and this new writing class with Irish novelist Yvonne Cassidy will help you tell yours. Over the course of eight weeks, Yvonne will work with you to develop your story while you discover the fundamental tools of the craft of creative writing. Whether you want to write fiction, memoir, or about the lives of your Irish ancestors,...

$170
W.   Apr 15th, 7pm
All levels
(7)

In this course, you’ll discover characterization techniques that you can apply to fiction, nonfiction, screenplays, teleplays, or stage plays. Through lectures, script analysis, and exercises, you will learn how to find characters, flesh them out, make them fascinating, and bring them to vibrant life on the page. The One-Day Intensives are seven-hour...

$150
Sa.   Apr 11th, 11am
Beginner
(67)
Saturday April 11 11am - 6pm 1 Session $150
Friday May 22 10am - 5pm 1 Session $150
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The main difference between Level III and the Advanced class is the level of student experience and commitment. The class operates in a more intensive way because the students are veterans of writing and workshopping. Writers often repeat Fiction Level III Classes to continue their projects. Prerequisite: Two terms of a GWW Fiction II or Novel II ...

$450
M.   Apr 13th, 7pm
Advanced
(67)

Focusing on developing projects and receiving feedback from the instructor and classmates, this course helps students sharpen their skills and work toward completion of saleable songs. Writers often repeat Songwriting II to continue their projects.Begin or refine one/two songsLectures that expand on basics of songwriting craftWriting ExercisesPresent...

$450
T.   Apr 14th, 7pm
Intermediate
(67)

Gain a firm grounding in all the basics of fiction writing; write 1-2 short stories; learn an assortment of writing exercises to develop new ideas and overcome writers block.Using a balance of lecture, exercise, and feedback on work from the instructor and classmates, this course gives students a firm grounding in all the basics of fiction writing....

$300
M.   Apr 13th, 10am
Beginner
(67)
Monday April 13 10am - 1pm 10 Sessions $300
Monday April 13 7pm - 10pm 10 Sessions $450
Tuesday April 14 2pm - 5pm 10 Sessions $450
Tuesday April 14 7pm - 10pm 10 Sessions $450
Wednesday April 15 2pm - 5pm 10 Sessions $450
Wednesday April 15 7pm - 10pm 10 Sessions $450
Sunday April 19 12pm - 3pm 10 Sessions $450
Thursday April 23 7pm - 10pm 10 Sessions $450
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Using a balance of lecture, exercise, and feedback on work from the instructor and classmates, this course gives students a firm grounding in all the basics of songwriting. Everything is presented in a clear, accessible manner.Write one/two songsLectures on basics of songwriting craftWriting exercisesPresent work for critique (two times)Songwriting...

$450
T.   Apr 14th, 7pm
Beginner
(67)

Focusing on developing projects and receiving feedback from the instructor and classmates, this course helps students sharpen their skills and work toward completion of publishable work. Writers often repeat Fiction Writing II to continue their projects.In this course, you will:Write or refine one/two short storiesListen to lectures that expand on...

$450
T.   Apr 14th, 7pm
Advanced
(67)
Tuesday April 14 7pm - 10pm 10 Sessions $450
Wednesday April 15 7pm - 10pm 10 Sessions $450
Thursday April 16 10am - 1pm 10 Sessions $450
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Focusing on developing projects and receiving feedback from the instructor and classmates, this course helps students sharpen their skills and work toward completion of publishable work. Writers often repeat Novel II to continue their projects. Begin or work toward completion of a novel. Lectures that expand on basics of fiction craft and the novel...

$450
W.   Apr 15th, 10am
Advanced
(67)
Wednesday April 15 10am - 1pm 10 Sessions $450
Wednesday April 15 7pm - 10pm 10 Sessions $450
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Brush up on the fundamentals of fiction writing with a fast-paced combination of brief lectures and writing exercises that let you try your hand at what you've just learned.The One-Day Intensives are fun, fast-paced immersions in a type of writing. You’ll get a mixture of brief lectures that hit the high-points and writing exercises that let you...

$150
F.   Apr 24th, 10am
Beginner
(67)
Friday April 24 10am - 5pm 1 Session $150
Saturday May 16 11am - 6pm 1 Session $150
Monday June 8 10am - 5pm 1 Session $100
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In this workshop, writers are given the freedom to find and strengthen their individual and unique voices as well as to experiment with form, style and new genres. In addition, the workshop provides a structure for writers to produce new work on a regular basis. Are you working on a memoir, poem, or story and looking for some friendly feedback? Maybe...

Free
M.   Apr 6th, 8pm
All levels
(9)
Monday April 6 8pm - 10pm 1 Session Free
Monday April 13 8pm - 10pm 1 Session Free
Monday April 20 8pm - 10pm 1 Session Free
Monday April 27 8pm - 10pm 1 Session Free
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Blueprint Screenwriting is a writing workshop specifically designed for screenwriters who are serious about writing every week AND finishing their pilot or feature script.With a class size of 8 or fewer, individual attention is given to each student as I help you work through outlining, character building, story development, conflict enhancement, and...

$320
W.   Apr 1st, 6:30pm
All levels
Wednesday April 1 6:30pm - 8:30pm 8 Sessions $320
Wednesday April 8 6:30pm - 8:30pm 8 Sessions $320
Wednesday April 15 6:30pm - 8:30pm 8 Sessions $320
Wednesday April 22 6:30pm - 8:30pm 8 Sessions $320
Wednesday April 29 6:30pm - 8:30pm 8 Sessions $320
Wednesday May 6 6:30pm - 8:30pm 8 Sessions $320
Wednesday May 13 6:30pm - 8:30pm 8 Sessions $320
Wednesday May 20 6:30pm - 8:30pm 8 Sessions $320
Wednesday May 27 6:30pm - 8:30pm 8 Sessions $320
Wednesday June 3 6:30pm - 8:30pm 8 Sessions $320
Wednesday June 10 6:30pm - 8:30pm 8 Sessions $320
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Learn to tap into your deepest instincts as a writer, and connect to your writing at its creative source. This 5 week series of 2 and a half hour meditative writing sessions will help you break through writers block, so your writing, and unique voice, can flow effortlessly. Designed for writers of all genres, including Screenwriters, Playwrights, Novelists...

$350
W.   Apr 29th, 7pm
Intermediate
(5)
Wednesday April 29 7pm - 9:30pm 5 Sessions $350
Wednesday July 22 7pm - 9:30pm 5 Sessions $350
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Go deeper into some of the major principles of Sense Writing and learn how to use them to support yourself in and out of the workshop. Make this practice your own, while exploring both fiction and non-fiction writing and developing larger pieces through weekly workshops. Open to those who has taken Sense Writing I workshop.Note: You can purchase...

$380
T.Su.   Apr 14th, 7pm
Intermediate

Our new screenwriting intensive is perfect for actors who want to create their own projects. Jessica will cover an overview of the different plot structures for feature scripts, short scripts, and webseries pilots. She'll coach you on which ideas are good for which mediums, how actors can create compelling protagonists that are right for them as actors,...

$49
F.   Apr 17th, 6:30pm
Beginner
(49)

Every life has stories worth telling. This workshop provides tools to overcome fear of the blank page and writing prompts to jump-start the creative process. Inspired by class discussion and examples of great writing, participants will hone in on their stories and explore elements of craft. Maximum enrollment is 9 students. No pre-registration requirement(s):...

$370
T.   Apr 28th, 1:30pm
All levels
(1)

In this class, you'll develop a children's book from an initial concept to a dummy ready to submit to publishers. Through writing assignments, you'll focus your ideas and build your story. You'll also create an illustration portfolio ready to present to art directors. The entire process of creating a children's book will be explored, including writing...

$550
W.   May 6th, 6:30pm
All levels
(27)

Focusing on developing the concept of screenwriting, this course helps students sharpen their skills and work toward completion of saleable screenplay. Writers often repeat Screenwriting II to continue their projects.Work toward completion of a feature-length screenplayLectures and exercises that expand on basics of screenwriting craftEngage in rewritingPresent...

$450
T.   Apr 14th, 7pm
Advanced
(67)
Tuesday April 14 7pm - 10pm 10 Sessions $450
Saturday April 18 2pm - 5pm 10 Sessions $450
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This course is for anyone who wants to break into copy editing or feel more confident wrangling words. We'll cover the basics, from understanding copy editing marks to avoiding rookie grammar mistakes. You'll have the tools needed to enter the field and an understanding of how to create smooth, readable copy. And you'll have another skill you can add...

$275
Sa.   Jun 13th, 10am
Beginner
(27)
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