Nonfiction Writing Courses New York

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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.

+3240 pts
W.   Apr 23rd - May 21st, 7pm

This class is an introduction to putting together a non-fiction book proposal.

+140 pts
W.   May 14th, 6:30pm
All levels

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.

+1500 pts
F.   May 16th, 10am

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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.

+1500 pts
F.   May 30th, 10am
All levels

Each of us has a story to tell. But finding the words and voice to tell it with is an art and craft specific to each storyteller. This course will concentrate on each student’s unique approach to telling his or her tale. Not for the shy or faint of heart.

+1950 pts
T.   Jun 3rd - Jul 8th, 7pm
All levels

Discover how to work as a writer in a changing industry by completing two publishable pieces. This class will show you where opportunities are and which are right for you. You'll workshop two pieces in any format including news stories, roundups, services pieces, listicles, profiles, personal essays, interviews, and features.

+5500 pts
Th.   Sep 4th - Oct 23rd, 6:45pm

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.


In two three-hour sessions, a publishing insider will break down the various parts of a nonfiction book proposal and also work with students on crystallizing their book ideas into something that is realistically saleable.


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


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.


This class will explore a range of nonfiction styles, voices, and subject matter, will touch on such issues as the boundaries of nonfiction and the ethical questions peculiar to the writing of true stories.


Take this one-day crash course on the essentials of conceptualizing, researching, organizing, and writing a professional-level non-fiction book proposal.


In this course, Steven J. Horowitz will teach you how to professionally and creatively write about music and musicians. But perhaps most importantly, he will show you how to get your music writing published!


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In this workshop, we'll take your idea, develop it, and turn it into something you can write and sell.


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 can be more authoritative than anything you can find on the internet.

Need help finding a class? Call 212-729-4088 or email [email protected]