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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....

$450
T.   Apr 14th, 7pm
Beginner
(67)

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
M.   Apr 20th, 2pm
Beginner
(67)
Monday April 20 2pm - 5pm 6 Sessions $340
Tuesday April 21 7pm - 10pm 6 Sessions $340
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In this One-Day, you will learn such journalistic techniques as angles, “ledes,” and interviewing, as well as such craft elements as description and structure. You will also learn how and where to market your work. The One-Day Intensives are seven-hour crash courses. You are immersed in a topic through a mixture of brief lectures that hit the...

$150
F.   May 1st, 10am
All levels
(67)

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
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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
All levels
(1)
Tuesday April 28 10am - 12pm 8 Sessions $370
Thursday April 30 10am - 12pm 8 Sessions $370
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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)

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
(67)

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
All levels
(27)

Go deeper into some of the major principles of Sense Writing and learn how to use them to support yourself in and out of the workshop. Make this practice your own, while exploring both fiction and non-fiction writing and developing larger pieces through weekly workshops. Open to those who has taken Sense Writing I workshop.Note: You can purchase...

$380
T.Su.   Apr 14th, 7pm
Intermediate

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 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 seven-hour...

$150
Sa.   Apr 11th, 11am
Beginner
(67)
Saturday April 11 11am - 6pm 1 Session $150
Friday May 22 10am - 5pm 1 Session $150
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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
M.   Apr 13th, 7pm
Beginner
(67)
Monday April 13 7pm - 10pm 6 Sessions $340
Tuesday April 14 2pm - 5pm 6 Sessions $340
Tuesday April 14 7pm - 10pm 6 Sessions $340
Sunday April 19 12pm - 3pm 6 Sessions $340
Monday April 20 10am - 1pm 6 Sessions $200
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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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...

$450
T.   Apr 14th, 7pm
Beginner
(67)

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
All levels
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Wednesday May 20 6pm - 8pm 8 Sessions $240
Saturday May 30 10am - 1pm 9 Sessions $240
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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
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
(67)

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
(111)

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. The class will address...

$550
No Upcoming Schedules
Beginner
(27)

In this workshop, we'll take your idea, develop it, and turn it into something you can write and sell. Got a great idea for a nonfiction book but don't know what to do with it? With a professional and powerfully-written book proposal, you'll be able to get the attention of busy agents and editors and sell them on your book.By the end of the course,...

$550
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(27)
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