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Are you eager to test the waters of creative writing but not sure where to start, or how? Have you written previously but been away for a while and hope to dip back in? Here you will be guided surely and safely into the writing life. There’s no pressure to work on a specific project or even settle on which type of creative writing you prefer. The...

$150
Sa.   Sep 19th, 11am
All levels
(102)
Saturday September 19 11am - 6pm 1 Session $150
Friday November 13 10am - 5pm 1 Session $150
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Are you eager to test the waters of creative writing but not sure where to start, or how? Have you written previously but been away for a while and hope to dip back in? Here you will be guided surely and safely into the writing life. There’s no pressure to work on a specific project or even settle on which type of creative writing you prefer. The...

$200
M.   Oct 5th, 2pm
Beginner
(102)
Monday October 5 2pm - 5pm 6 Sessions $200
Tuesday October 6 7pm - 10pm 6 Sessions $340
Wednesday October 7 10am - 1pm 6 Sessions $340
Wednesday October 7 7pm - 10pm 6 Sessions $340
Sunday October 11 2pm - 5pm 6 Sessions $340
Tuesday October 13 7pm - 10pm 6 Sessions $340
Monday October 19 7pm - 10pm 6 Sessions $340
Tuesday October 20 2pm - 5pm 6 Sessions $340
Sunday November 8 10am - 1pm 6 Sessions $340
Tuesday November 17 7pm - 10pm 6 Sessions $340
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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.   Aug 31st, 10am
All levels
(19)
Monday August 31 10am - 12pm 1 Session Free
Monday August 31 3pm - 5pm 1 Session Free
Monday September 7 10am - 12pm 1 Session Free
Monday September 7 3pm - 5pm 1 Session Free
Monday September 14 10am - 12pm 1 Session Free
Monday September 14 3pm - 5pm 1 Session Free
Monday September 21 10am - 12pm 1 Session Free
Monday September 21 3pm - 5pm 1 Session Free
Monday September 28 10am - 12pm 1 Session Free
Monday September 28 3pm - 5pm 1 Session Free
Monday October 5 10am - 12pm 1 Session Free
Monday October 5 3pm - 5pm 1 Session Free
Monday October 12 10am - 12pm 1 Session Free
Monday October 12 3pm - 5pm 1 Session Free
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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 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....

$150
F.   Sep 11th, 10am
All levels
(102)
Friday September 11 10am - 5pm 1 Session $150
Saturday September 19 11am - 6pm 1 Session $150
Saturday November 14 11am - 6pm 1 Session $150
Monday December 7 10am - 5pm 1 Session $120
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Do you wish there was a place you could go for writing inspiration and practice? Where you could hang out with other writers? Without needing to make a long-term commitment or spend a lot of money? Gotham Write-Ins are that place. Here's what happens. The teacher gives an interesting writing prompt. Everyone writes for a while. Then, those who want...

$20
F.   Sep 11th, 6:30pm
All levels
(102)
Friday September 11 6:30pm - 8:30pm 1 Session $20
Friday September 18 6:30pm - 8:30pm 1 Session $20
Friday September 25 6:30pm - 8:30pm 1 Session $20
Friday October 2 6:30pm - 8:30pm 1 Session $20
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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,...

$175
W.   Oct 28th, 7pm
All levels
(13)

Intensives are for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals. The NYC Intensives take place all in one-day, a seven-hour session. These are fun, fast-paced immersions. 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. NYC...

$150
Sa.   Sep 19th, 11am
Beginner
(102)
Saturday September 19 11am - 6pm 1 Session $150
Friday November 20 10am - 5pm 1 Session $150
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This course is for students who have a strong knowledge of grammar and sentence structure and are ready to delve deeper into the art of creative writing. The course will emphasize content and the process of your writing, exploring the difference between creative fiction and nonfiction. You will focus on generating ideas, getting past writers’ block,...

$240
Sa.   Aug 29th, 10am
All levels
(5)

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 songs Lectures that expand on basics of songwriting craft Writing Exercises...

$450
T.   Oct 6th, 7pm
Intermediate
(102)

Nonfiction—pieces that spring from the real world—is everywhere. Magazines, newspapers, books, blogs, websites. And nonfiction has grown more diverse and creative than ever, embracing all styles from straight to zany to lyrical, encompassing every topic imaginable from schoolyard memories to a trek in Nepal to the creation of the universe. Here...

$200
M.   Oct 5th, 10am
Beginner
(102)
Monday October 5 10am - 1pm 6 Sessions $200
Wednesday October 7 7pm - 10pm 6 Sessions $340
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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 songs Lectures on basics of songwriting craft Writing exercises Present work for critique (two times) ...

$450
T.   Oct 6th, 7pm
Beginner
(102)

This course helps you sharpen your skills at fiction craft and work toward completion of one or two short stories. Writers often repeat Fiction II to continue their projects.  Fiction is a wonderful conjuring act. With only words and the reader’s imagination, a work of fiction can sail across the world in pursuit of a whale, or time-travel...

$450
M.   Oct 5th, 7pm
Advanced
(102)
Monday October 5 7pm - 10pm 10 Sessions $450
Wednesday October 7 7pm - 10pm 10 Sessions $450
Thursday October 8 10am - 1pm 10 Sessions $450
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A novel is a world into which a reader disappears for hours or days at a time, navigating through time and space and human psychology. We live with the characters, be they a glamorous bootlegger living the high life, or a mixed-up teenager on hiatus from prep school, or a neurotic woman trying to lose weight and land a man. Writing a novel is a long...

$450
M.   Oct 5th, 7pm
Advanced
(102)
Monday October 5 7pm - 10pm 10 Sessions $450
Tuesday October 6 7pm - 10pm 10 Sessions $450
Wednesday October 7 10am - 1pm 10 Sessions $450
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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....

$450
M.   Oct 5th, 7pm
Beginner
(102)
Monday October 5 7pm - 10pm 10 Sessions $450
Tuesday October 6 2pm - 5pm 10 Sessions $450
Wednesday October 7 7pm - 10pm 10 Sessions $450
Thursday October 8 10am - 1pm 10 Sessions $450
Thursday October 8 7pm - 10pm 10 Sessions $450
Saturday October 10 2pm - 5pm 10 Sessions $450
Tuesday October 13 7pm - 10pm 10 Sessions $450
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The course provides the structure required to bring a science fiction novel or short stories to completion. It focuses on the presentation and critique of each writer's work. Lectures and exercises expand the writer's understanding of the genre and various elements of craft. Science Fiction Writing II is for writers who have completed the The Basics...

$450
Th.   Oct 8th, 7pm
All levels
(102)
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