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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 ha

$150
+1500 pts
Sa.   Sep 13th, 11am
Beginner

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 d

$324
+3240 pts
M.   Oct 6th - Nov 10th, 10am
Beginner
Monday October 6 10am - 1pm 5 Sessions $324
Monday October 6 7pm - 10pm 5 Sessions $324
Tuesday October 7 2pm - 5pm 6 Sessions $324
Tuesday October 7 7pm - 10pm 6 Sessions $324
Friday October 10 10am - 1pm 6 Sessions $324
Saturday October 18 2pm - 5pm 5 Sessions $324
Tuesday October 28 7pm - 10pm 5 Sessions $324
Wednesday November 5 7pm - 10pm 5 Sessions $324
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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.

$445
+4450 pts
M.   Oct 6th - Dec 8th, 2pm
Beginner
Monday October 6 2pm - 5pm 9 Sessions $445
Monday October 6 7pm - 10pm 9 Sessions $445
Tuesday October 7 7pm - 10pm 10 Sessions $445
Wednesday October 8 7pm - 10pm 9 Sessions $445
Thursday October 9 10am - 1pm 9 Sessions $445
Thursday October 9 7pm - 10pm 9 Sessions $445
Sunday October 12 12pm - 3pm 9 Sessions $445
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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 bre

$20
+200 pts
Sa.   Aug 23rd, 12pm
All levels

In this one-day workshop, we’ll explore the art of the idea and take a look at the differences between non-fiction, fiction and memoir. The class will include exercises and handouts aimed at helping you narrow down your own book idea and some sense of how to tackle the process. The process of beginning a book starts with an idea that won’t

$82
+820 pts
Sa.   Sep 20th, 10am
All levels

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
+1500 pts
Sa.   Nov 15th, 11am
Beginner
Saturday November 15 11am - 6pm 1 Session $150
Monday September 15 10am - 5pm 1 Session $70
Monday December 8 10am - 5pm 1 Session $70
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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

$399
+3990 pts
M.   Oct 6th - Dec 8th, 7pm
Advanced
Monday October 6 7pm - 10pm 9 Sessions $399
Tuesday October 7 7pm - 10pm 10 Sessions $445
Wednesday October 8 2pm - 5pm 9 Sessions $445
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Using a variety of tools, such as visualizations and accessible physical and writing exercises, develop your voice as a writer. Clarify the connections between your senses, emotions, and imagination, and discover the core elements of your craft. Sense Writing frees you from the thoughts you think you “should” be thinking so you learn to create

$310
+3100 pts
Th.   Sep 18th - Oct 23rd, 7pm
All levels

You will learn a process that will help you pinpoint your optimal writing conditions, structure your time and build a framework to increase your productivity. Many people yearn to write but feel stuck. Some can't seem to start the process, while others hit a wall and can't seem to finish. Through a better understanding of the creative process, a se

$275
+2750 pts
T.   Sep 9th - Sep 16th, 6:45pm
All levels

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 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
+3500 pts
W.   Sep 10th - Oct 22nd, 7:30pm
Beginner
Wednesday September 10 7:30pm - 9:30pm 5 Sessions $350
Wednesday November 5 7:30pm - 9:30pm 5 Sessions $350
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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? May

Free
+0 pts
M.   Aug 25th, 3pm
All levels
Monday August 25 3pm - 5pm 1 Session Free
Monday September 1 3pm - 5pm 1 Session Free
Monday September 8 3pm - 5pm 1 Session Free
Monday September 15 3pm - 5pm 1 Session Free
Monday September 22 3pm - 5pm 1 Session Free
Monday September 29 3pm - 5pm 1 Session Free
Monday October 6 3pm - 5pm 1 Session Free
Monday October 13 3pm - 5pm 1 Session Free
Monday October 20 3pm - 5pm 1 Session Free
Monday October 27 3pm - 5pm 1 Session Free
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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
+1500 pts
Sa.   Sep 13th, 11am
Beginner
Saturday September 13 11am - 6pm 1 Session $150
Friday December 12 10am - 5pm 1 Session $150
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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 In

$150
+1500 pts
F.   Sep 12th, 10am
Beginner
Friday September 12 10am - 5pm 1 Session $150
Saturday November 15 11am - 6pm 1 Session $150
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This workshop will help you understand the Young Adult category and determine whether it’s the right place for you. We are excited to announce the latest addition to our Fall curriculum—Breaking into YA Fiction with Judy Goldschmidt, YA author and NY Times bestselling editor, at The Writers Room. Thanks to blockbuster hits like Twilight, The Hu

$600
+6000 pts
Th.   Oct 9th - Dec 4th, 6:30pm
All levels

In this unique workshop you’ll learn strategy from creatives and you’ll hear creative ideas from planners. Full Course Title : Advanced Creative Brief Writing: Inspired Creative Work Because to truly inspire creative work, you’ll need to understand (and practice) coming up with ideas yourself: face a white page, brainstorm with a ti

$360
+3600 pts
M.   Sep 29th, 6:30pm
Advanced

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 inspiratio

$320
+3200 pts
T.   Sep 23rd, 6:30pm
All levels

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 structu

$550
+5500 pts
Th.   Oct 9th - Nov 20th, 6:45pm
Beginner

Are you a poet or creative writer looking for another way to connect to your audience? In this two-hour workshop, you’ll learn how to record and exhibit your poetry. Using professional Zoom recorders and audio editing software Audacity, students will create visual poetry pieces ready to be exhibited online.This program is free and open to all adu

Free
+0 pts
T.   Sep 16th, 11am
All levels

Is this you? Perhaps you want to write, but you have no time. When you do find time, you just can’t drag yourself to the desk. Perhaps your writing starts strong but becomes such a mess that you don’t know whether to throw it out and start over or keep going, or you write lots of bits and pieces but nothing adds up to a meaningful whole. You

$155
+1550 pts
Sa.   Aug 23rd, 10am
All levels

This class, inspired by Austin Kleon's Newspaper Blackout, will be a hands on experiment in creating your very own newspaper blackout poetry! Have you ever struggled writing poetry? Then this class is for you. They will guide you through the process, assisting with helpful tips and a variety of approaches to creating your own poems. Whether you're

$13
+130 pts
M.   Aug 25th, 8:30pm
All levels
Need help finding a class? Call 212-729-4088 or email [email protected]