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Brush up on the fundamentals of article writing through a combination of fast-paced lectures and writing exercises that immediately 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...

$150
Sa.   Jan 10th, 11am
All levels
(27)
Saturday January 10 11am - 6pm 1 Session $150
Friday February 27 10am - 5pm 1 Session $150
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Brush up on the fundamentals of article writing; Write 1-2 articles and submit for critique and evaluation; study the various types of features and the basics of article craft.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 feature writing....

$445
T.   Jan 13th - Mar 17th, 7pm
Beginner
(27)

How can you as a writer ake sure your work will get the attention of an editor or agent? What should you be doing to improve your chances of getting published?Sam Hiyate, literary agent and former publisher will be giving one-on-one meetings to review and give professional advice on your query letter and a 20 page writing sample.Once you register,...

$100
Sa.   Nov 22nd, 10am
All levels
(64)
Saturday November 22 10am - 11am 1 Session $100
Saturday November 22 11am - 12pm 1 Session $100
Saturday November 22 12pm - 1pm 1 Session $100
Saturday November 22 1pm - 2pm 1 Session $100
Saturday November 22 2pm - 3pm 1 Session $100
Saturday November 29 10am - 11am 1 Session $100
Saturday November 29 11am - 12pm 1 Session $100
Saturday November 29 12pm - 1pm 1 Session $100
Saturday November 29 1pm - 2pm 1 Session $100
Saturday November 29 2pm - 3pm 1 Session $100
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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 Intensives...

$150
F.   Jan 16th, 10am
Beginner
(27)
Friday January 16 10am - 5pm 1 Session $150
Saturday February 21 11am - 6pm 1 Session $150
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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
(27)

Brush up on the fundamentals of Humor 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...

$150
Sa.   Feb 21st, 11am
Beginner
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Saturday February 21 11am - 6pm 1 Session $150
Friday March 13 10am - 5pm 1 Session $150
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Gain a firm grounding in the fundamentals of writing humor; write at least two short humor pieces or begin a book; present work for instructor and student critique.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 humor writing. Humor Writing...

$445
T.   Jan 13th - Mar 17th, 7pm
Beginner
(27)

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
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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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Whether you’re writing a nonfiction book, a magazine article, or checking the facts about anything that really matters to your health, home or livelihood, the ability to cultivate and interview sources and/or find the information you need online is important.Quality intel is all. High-quality info gives any writer a major commercial edge that is...

$175
Sa.   Nov 22nd, 10am
All levels

Learn the most effective methods for selling magazine and newspaper articles from a professional freelancer. Each week a lecture is posted, and a professional freelancer fields questions on the content. Each student will write and revise query letters with the assistance of the instructor. The topics covered in this course include:Pitch...

$184
M.   Dec 1st - Dec 8th, 7pm
Beginner
(27)

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
(27)
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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The emphasis in this course will be on nonfiction; research papers, essays, position papers, business letters, etc. Students will focus on the organization and clarity of their writing, while utilizing all the skills they’ve learned on sentence structure and grammar. Students will gain the confidence to apply their knowledge of writing to any field...

$225
W.   Dec 10th - Feb 11th, 6pm
All levels
(2)

In this evening workshop, through study and hands-on practice, students are trained in the fundamental principles, techniques, and craft of contemporary journalism. This is accomplished through a combination of lecture, demonstration, in-class hands-on production, and the students' own work. The course meets three evenings a week from 7:00 – 9:30pm....

$3,550
M.T.W.Th.F.Sa.   Jan 12th - Apr 4th, 7pm
All levels
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Monday January 12 7pm - 9:30pm 72 Sessions $3,550
Monday September 21 7pm - 9:30pm 72 Sessions $3,550
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In this workshop, through study and hands-on practice, students are trained in the fundamental principles, techniques, and craft of contemporary journalism. This is accomplished through a combination of lecture, demonstration, in-class hands-on production, and the students’ own work.Each student produces news projects, shot with single-camera set-ups...

$5,800
M.T.W.Th.F.Sa.   Feb 2nd - Mar 28th, 9:30am
All levels
(1)
Monday February 2 9:30am - 7pm 48 Sessions $5,800
Tuesday May 26 9:30am - 7pm 53 Sessions $5,800
Monday September 21 9:30am - 7pm 48 Sessions $5,800
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Brush up on the fundamentals of six forms of Nonfiction writing: memoir, personal essay, feature articles, profiles, reviews, travel writing; complete writing exercises and receive instructor and peer feedback; gain exposure to a broad range of nonfiction writers. In this six-week course, you will find:Starter information on six forms of nonfiction...

$320
No Upcoming Schedules
Beginner
(27)

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This class is an introduction to putting together a non-fiction book proposal. So, you’ve found a killer true story and you want to write a book about it. How do you start?We’ll go over how to decide if your story is a book or a shorter piece, how to figure out if it’s already been done, what to look for in an agent, the mechanics of a book proposal,...

$11
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(64)

In this six-week course, you will find:Starter information on six forms of nonfiction - memoir, personal essay, feature articles, profiles, reviews, travel writingExercises that let you explore each of these formsTips for finding ideas in each formFeedback from your instructor in a completely supportive and no-pressure environmentDevelopment of your...

$170
No Upcoming Schedules
Beginner
(27)

This course helps students refine their skills at writing and pitching feature and travel articles for magazines and newspapers. The focus is on developing projects and receiving feedback from the instructor and classmates. Students should leave this course with professional-caliber pitches and articles.In this class, students will work toward completion...

$420
No Upcoming Schedules
Advanced
(27)

If you are interested in nonfiction, but don’t know much about it from a writers perspective, Nonfiction 101 is a great place to start. This course also serves as an excellent precursor to other Gotham nonfiction courses. Nonfiction 101 is for beginners or anyone who wants a refresher. This is a survey course, designed to introduce you to a variety...

$150
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(27)
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