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Brush up on the fundamentals of writing with a mixture of brief lectures and writing exercises that let you immediately try 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 immediately try your hand...

$150
Sa.   Jan 10th, 11am
Beginner
(29)

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...

$200
M.   Jan 12th - Feb 9th, 10am
Beginner
(29)
Monday January 12 10am - 1pm 4 Sessions $200
Monday January 12 7pm - 10pm 4 Sessions $200
Tuesday January 13 2pm - 5pm 6 Sessions $324
Tuesday January 13 7pm - 10pm 5 Sessions $324
Friday January 16 10am - 1pm 6 Sessions $324
Sunday January 18 12pm - 3pm 6 Sessions $324
Saturday January 24 2pm - 5pm 6 Sessions $324
Tuesday January 27 7pm - 10pm 6 Sessions $324
Wednesday February 4 7pm - 10pm 6 Sessions $324
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Practice, gain writing inspiration and hang out with other writers without needing to make a long term commitment or spend a lot of money. This is like an exercise class for writers. Here is what happens. The teacher gives an interesting writing prompt. Everyone writes for a while. Then those who want, can read aloud their work. You take a break...

$20
F.   Dec 5th, 6:30pm
All levels
(29)
Friday December 5 6:30pm - 8:30pm 1 Session $20
Friday December 19 6:30pm - 8:30pm 1 Session $20
Friday January 9 6:30pm - 8:30pm 1 Session $20
Friday January 16 6:30pm - 8:30pm 1 Session $20
Friday January 23 6:30pm - 8:30pm 1 Session $20
Friday January 30 6:30pm - 8:30pm 1 Session $20
Friday February 6 6:30pm - 8:30pm 1 Session $20
Friday February 13 6:30pm - 8:30pm 1 Session $20
Friday February 20 6:30pm - 8:30pm 1 Session $20
Friday February 27 6:30pm - 8:30pm 1 Session $20
Friday March 6 6:30pm - 8:30pm 1 Session $20
Friday March 13 6:30pm - 8:30pm 1 Session $20
Friday March 20 6:30pm - 8:30pm 1 Session $20
Friday March 27 6:30pm - 8:30pm 1 Session $20
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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 in-class 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...

$150
F.   Dec 12th, 10am
Beginner
(29)
Friday December 12 10am - 5pm 1 Session $150
Saturday January 10 11am - 6pm 1 Session $150
Friday March 20 10am - 5pm 1 Session $150
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Other Dates (3)

In this day-long class, we'll get you writing again through a series of tools, exercises and discussions from famous creativity and writing experts such as Natalie Goldberg, author of "Writing Down The Bones" and Julia Cameron's "The Artist's Way." You love to write, perhaps it's torture... Either way you wish you were doing more of it.Bring a pen...

$82
Su.   Dec 14th, 10am
All levels
(66)

Brush up on the fundamentals of writing through a combination of fast-paced lectures and writing exercises that let you immediately 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
Sa.   Jan 10th, 11am
Beginner
(29)
Saturday January 10 11am - 6pm 1 Session $150
Monday March 9 10am - 5pm 1 Session $100
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Other Dates (2)

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
Sa.   Jan 10th, 11am
Beginner
(29)
Saturday January 10 11am - 6pm 1 Session $150
Friday February 6 10am - 5pm 1 Session $150
Saturday February 21 11am - 6pm 1 Session $150
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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.   Jan 12th - Mar 16th, 2pm
Beginner
(29)
Monday January 12 2pm - 5pm 8 Sessions $300
Monday January 12 7pm - 10pm 8 Sessions $300
Tuesday January 13 10am - 1pm 10 Sessions $445
Tuesday January 13 7pm - 10pm 9 Sessions $445
Wednesday January 14 2pm - 5pm 10 Sessions $445
Wednesday January 14 7pm - 10pm 10 Sessions $445
Saturday January 17 10am - 1pm 9 Sessions $445
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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 Fiction Writing II to continue their projects.In this course, you will:Write or refine one/two short storiesListen to lectures that expand on...

$445
M.   Jan 12th - Mar 16th, 7pm
Advanced
(29)
Monday January 12 7pm - 10pm 8 Sessions $445
Tuesday January 13 7pm - 10pm 10 Sessions $445
Thursday January 15 10am - 1pm 10 Sessions $445
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This course gives students a firm grounding in all the basics of mystery writing, using a balance of lecture, exercise, and feedback on work from the instructor and classmates. Each week a new topic is explored through lecture and writing exercise. The topics covered in this course include:Introduction to Mystery Writing – Various sub-genres....

$445
T.   Jan 13th - Mar 17th, 7pm
Beginner
(29)

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...

$445
T.   Jan 13th - Mar 17th, 7pm
Advanced
(29)
Tuesday January 13 7pm - 10pm 9 Sessions $445
Wednesday January 14 10am - 1pm 10 Sessions $445
Thursday January 15 7pm - 10pm 10 Sessions $445
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Other Dates (3)

In this course, you'll discover dialogue techniques that you can apply to fiction, nonfiction, screenplays, teleplays, or stage plays. Through lectures, script analysis, and in-class exercises, you will learn how to write dialogue that rings true, stays focused, reveals character, creates tension, adds depth through subtext, and more.The One-Day Intensives...

$150
F.   Jan 16th, 10am
Beginner
(29)
Friday January 16 10am - 5pm 1 Session $150
Saturday February 21 11am - 6pm 1 Session $150
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Other Dates (2)

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.   Dec 1st, 3pm
All levels
(5)
Monday December 1 3pm - 5pm 1 Session Free
Monday December 8 3pm - 5pm 1 Session Free
Monday December 15 3pm - 5pm 1 Session Free
Monday December 22 3pm - 5pm 1 Session Free
Monday December 29 3pm - 5pm 1 Session Free
Monday January 5 3pm - 5pm 1 Session Free
Monday January 12 3pm - 5pm 1 Session Free
Monday January 19 3pm - 5pm 1 Session Free
Monday January 26 3pm - 5pm 1 Session Free
Monday February 2 3pm - 5pm 1 Session Free
Monday February 9 3pm - 5pm 1 Session Free
Monday February 16 3pm - 5pm 1 Session Free
Monday February 23 3pm - 5pm 1 Session Free
Monday March 2 3pm - 5pm 1 Session Free
Monday March 9 3pm - 5pm 1 Session Free
Monday March 16 3pm - 5pm 1 Session Free
Monday March 23 3pm - 5pm 1 Session Free
Monday March 30 3pm - 5pm 1 Session Free
Monday April 6 3pm - 5pm 1 Session Free
Monday April 13 3pm - 5pm 1 Session Free
Monday April 20 3pm - 5pm 1 Session Free
Monday April 27 3pm - 5pm 1 Session Free
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Other Dates (22)

Students will learn essential copywriting terms and techniques. If you're already working as a writer or copywriter, you'll learn from a new perspective while you complete creative assignments to expand your portfolio. Craft sparkling ad copy through creative exercises and practical, hands-on learning. Once you master the basic concepts and structures...

$550
Th.   Jan 15th - Feb 19th, 5:45pm
Beginner
(14)

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.   Jan 7th - Feb 4th, 7pm
Intermediate
(2)
Wednesday January 7 7pm - 9:30pm 5 Sessions $350
Wednesday March 11 7pm - 9:30pm 5 Sessions $350
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Other Dates (2)

In this half day account planning workshop, you'll explore the strategic processes and techniques employed by the world's best creative agencies to get closer to consumers and write razor sharp briefs. Great creative work begins with a killer brief. It's not easy to develop creative briefs filled with insight, consumer understanding, and inspiration...

$250
Th.   Dec 4th, 6:30pm
All levels
(1)

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.   Jan 7th - Feb 25th, 6:30pm
All levels

Do you have a children’s book in you that’s just dying to get out? Join other writers and illustrators for an intensive review-and-redo workshop on the book you’re writing—whatever stage it’s at. Engage in specific analysis, critique and revision in a group environment to create a polished manuscript. All registrants must have a manuscrip...

$180
M.   Apr 13th, 7pm
All levels
(24)

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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 immediately try your hand at what you’ve just learned. The one-days provide an excellent overview of their fields, ideal for both the beginner and someone wanting a quick...

$150
F.   Jan 23rd, 10am
Beginner
(29)
Friday January 23 10am - 5pm 1 Session $150
Saturday February 21 11am - 6pm 1 Session $150
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This open-level class is for anyone interested in writing personal narrative in any form: memoir, creative nonfiction, or personal essay. Through insightful critique and focused discussion, honing the tools of strong writing: distinctive voice, precise language, resonant imagery, vivid sensory description, dramatic scene and dialogue, and inventive...

$330
T.   Jan 6th - Feb 17th, 6:45pm
All levels
(1)
Tuesday January 6 6:45pm - 8:45pm 7 Sessions $330
Tuesday February 24 6:45pm - 8:45pm 8 Sessions $370
Tuesday April 28 6:45pm - 8:45pm 8 Sessions $370
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