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You know the situation: your life. Now how do you craft a meaningful story from it? Come find out how to create a focused narrative out of the many fascinating elements of your life. In a positive and supportive atmosphere, explore the different facets of memoir writing, including setting and place, point of view, voice, character arcs, and engaging...

$99
6 sessions
Th.   Feb 25th, 6:30pm
All levels
(125)

In the peaceful atmosphere of the Saturday workshop, and with the help of meditations that quiet the critical mind, writing becomes possible, cathartic, transformational. You can write memoir or fiction. Each workshop is focused around an inspirational theme or myth. You’ll write three times for about one hour each time, and receive constructive,...

$160
Sa.   Feb 13th, 9:30am
All levels
(5)
Saturday February 13 9:30am - 6:30pm 1 Session $160
Saturday February 13 9:30am - 6:30pm 2 Sessions $275
Saturday February 13 9:30am - 6:30pm 3 Sessions $400
Saturday February 27 9:30am - 6:30pm 1 Session $160
Saturday February 27 9:30am - 6:30pm 2 Sessions $275
Saturday February 27 9:30am - 6:30pm 3 Sessions $400
Saturday March 12 9:30am - 6:30pm 1 Session $160
Saturday March 12 9:30am - 6:30pm 2 Sessions $275
Saturday March 26 9:30am - 6:30pm 1 Session $160
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You know your story. It’s about you, after all. But how do you make your tale so engaging that it pulls the reader in page after page? In five-week memoir bootcamp, successful memoirist Monica Holloway takes you behind the scenes, exploring techniques for making the truth more compelling than fiction. Though in-class lectures and writing exercises,...

$395
5 sessions
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
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You know your story. It's about you, after all. But how do you make your tale so engaging that it pulls the reader in page after page? In this five week class, successful memoirist Monica Holloway takes you behind the scenes, exploring techniques for making the truth more compelling than fiction. Though in-class lectures, writing exercises, and...

$325
4 sessions
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(9)

Have you ever thought about turning your life’s trials and tribulations into a NY Times bestseller but didn’t know where to start? In this one day class, successful memoirist Sara Benincasa will share her secrets for painlessly excavating your tumultuous past to craft a gripping page turner! Her fun, in-class exercises will help you write a kick...

$90
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(9)

The skills of creative writing are taught and explored, as well as methods to put aside the critical mind. Experienced and beginning writers are welcome, and this includes people for whom English is not their first language. Scrutinizing character and event, or soaring high above our lives to see patterns unseen from the ground, we find ourselves...

$160
4 sessions
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(5)

You're writing a memoir. Getting an excerpt of it published (or an essay on a similar topic) in a magazine or newspaper could be just what you need to peak the interest of agents, publishers and the public at large! Fortunately, successful memoirist and essayist Annabelle Gurwitch is here to help. In this class, she'll share her tried and true methods...

$200
2 sessions
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(9)

Spend an evening learning how to write good memoir and how it differs from writing fiction and practice through creative writing exercises.

$75
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(2)

In this multi-week novel and memoir writing workshop, we’ll delve into beginnings. Each week, we will read one participant’s 25-page beginning of a longer work-in-progress (to be turned in the week prior). We’ll provide feedback on what is working and what can be improved, while recognizing the sensitivity of works-in-progress. We’ll discuss...

$585
7 sessions
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(2)

“Attending a screenwriting class taught by Elana is like having the veil of mystery pulled off the screenwriting process. Beginning with viewing a well-known film, the student sees the process from Act to Act and can visualize theory as it occurs on screen. After this session, emphasis shifts to writing. Scene by scene writing. The scenes are read...

$700
3 sessions
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(5)

Do you have a gripping memoir or nonfiction book that’s destined for the New York Times bestseller list? If so, this is the class for you. Let former Simon and Schuster Editor Dedi Felman help make your dream a reality. Through an entertaining craft talk, she’ll share her insights into the New York publishing world and help you craft an irresistible...

$425
5 sessions
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(9)

Learn how to use untapped humanity and embarrassing moments in a way that can reach a wide audience. You will finish this class able to fill in the blank, "----------- is the story of my life." Each student leaves class with a six-ten minute showcase-able set of autobiographical material. The first half of the class is filled with fun exercises...

$200
4 sessions
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(3)

This class is an ongoing workshop for writers who seek to complete their work for publication. The Rewrite Master Class is limited to eight students per semester. This workshop is open to writers of fiction, memoir, and creative non-fiction. Each semester is twelve weeks.

$975
12 sessions
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels

Whether you are writing a screenplay, poetry, memoir or a blog, the best writing reveals truth. It makes you feel your emotions and the audience feel their emtions too. Occasionally beginners are more truthful and compelling because they haven't yet learned to hide behind technique. Free up your writing by joining Kelly and a safe and supportive...

$395
10 sessions
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels

Revision can be tricky, especially if you have been working on your story or memoir for a long time, reading it over and over. Chances are you are no longer seeing your story objectively. But we’re here to help! In this one-day workshop, aspiring writers will learn how to critique themselves by discovering the basics of revision. In this safe environment,...

$175
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(2)
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