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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.The...

$150
F.   May 1st, 10am
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Friday May 1 10am - 5pm 1 Session $150
Friday July 31 10am - 5pm 1 Session $150
Sunday August 9 11am - 6pm 1 Session $150
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Mark Twain said the difference between the right word and the almost right word is the “difference between lightning and lightning bug.” The goal of this class is to help you find the right words. This workshop provides students the opportunity to generate, share, and get feedback on writing inspired by personal experiences. All levels of writers...

$370
T.   Apr 28th, 10am
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Tuesday April 28 10am - 12pm 8 Sessions $370
Thursday April 30 10am - 12pm 8 Sessions $370
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Every life has stories worth telling. This workshop provides tools to overcome fear of the blank page and writing prompts to jump-start the creative process. Inspired by class discussion and examples of great writing, participants will hone in on their stories and explore elements of craft. Maximum enrollment is 9 students. No pre-registration requirement(s):...

$370
T.   Apr 28th, 1:30pm
All levels
(1)

This open-level class is for anyone interested in writing personal narrative in any form: memoir, creative nonfiction, or personal essay. Through insightful critique and focused discussion, honing the tools of strong writing: distinctive voice, precise language, resonant imagery, vivid sensory description, dramatic scene and dialogue, and inventive...

$370
T.   Apr 28th, 6:45pm
All levels
(1)

Workshop classes are limited to 12 students. The writing workshop is the core of this intensive curriculum. An experienced writer-teacher focuses on students' manuscripts, guiding students in the creative acts of revision and self-editing through class exercises and private conferences.Note: After you have registered, choose one literary salon per...

$4,347
M.T.W.Th.   Jun 1st, 2:30pm
All levels

In this four-week course, a professional freelancer will walk you through the strategies for selling magazine and newspaper articles on a regular basis. Using a balance of lecture and feedback from the instructor, this class gives students a firm grounding in how to start and maintain a freelance career. Everything is presented in a clear, accessible...

$190
W.   Jun 17th, 7pm
Beginner
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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. 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...

$150
F.   May 8th, 10am
Beginner
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Friday May 8 10am - 5pm 1 Session $150
Saturday June 20 11am - 6pm 1 Session $150
Friday August 28 10am - 5pm 1 Session $150
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How can you as a writer make 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 toreview and give professional advice on your query letter and a 20 page writing sample. Fiction...

$100
Sa.   May 2nd, 10am
All levels
(131)

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.The...

$150
Sa.   May 16th, 11am
All levels
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The query letter and your novel's first pages are your only chances to make a good first impression on an agent or editor. So, it's critical to be prepared.In this one-day workshop, you will learn how to craft a query letter and discuss the first pages of your novel with your peers to get real-time reader feedback. Literary agent Kate McKean will give...

$275
Sa.   May 23rd, 10am
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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...

$340
T.   Apr 28th, 7pm
Beginner
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Tuesday April 28 7pm - 10pm 6 Sessions $340
Thursday April 30 10am - 1pm 6 Sessions $340
Wednesday May 6 7pm - 10pm 6 Sessions $340
Saturday May 9 2pm - 5pm 6 Sessions $340
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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...

$240
W.   May 20th, 6pm
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Wednesday May 20 6pm - 8pm 8 Sessions $240
Saturday May 30 10am - 1pm 9 Sessions $240
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Writing is largely a matter of habit (to paraphrase Flannery O’Connor), yet it’s not always easy to maintain a consistent writing practice. This course offers a supportive push for writers of all levels toward creating and cementing that habit. For both fiction and nonfiction writers, and at any stage of a project—from facing a blank page to...

$737
T.Th.   Jun 2nd, 6pm
All levels

"Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't," wrote Mark Twain. His words have even more resonance today, when so many actual events are harder to believe than the inventions of a novelist. Nonfiction offers limitless creative possibilities for contemporary writers willing to observe our complex world and translate their observations...

$737
W.M.   Jun 10th, 6pm
All levels

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
T.W.Th.F.Sa.M.   May 26th, 9:30am
All levels
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Tuesday May 26 9:30am - 7pm 53 Sessions $5,800
Monday September 21 9:30am - 7pm 48 Sessions $5,800
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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.   Sep 21st, 7pm
All levels
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This workshop is a real training experience where you will have several opportunities to practice and polish your pitch with direct access to book publishing industry professionals, Hollywood, the media and others. As a writer, you will be equipped to pitch your book to get published, turn it into a film or TV series, and be able to talk about it confidently...

$597
F.Sa.Su.   Nov 6th, 6pm
All levels

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...

$324
No Upcoming Schedules
Beginner
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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...

$340
No Upcoming Schedules
Beginner
(76)

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,...

$16
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(131)
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