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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
Sa.   Jun 20th, 11am
All levels
(89)

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. Everything is presented in a clear, accessible manner. Article Writing I is for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals.Article Writing I - SyllabusEach...

$450
M.   Jul 13th, 7pm
Beginner
(89)
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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.   Jul 31st, 10am
All levels
(89)
Friday July 31 10am - 5pm 1 Session $150
Sunday August 9 11am - 6pm 1 Session $150
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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

Geared for intermediate to advanced writers working on individual short stories and essays or a book-length prose project, this ongoing community-oriented group encourages members to write in a way that is both bravely personal and socially conscious. Held in a supportive environment in the instructor’s home, the weekly sessions include discussions...

$225
W.   May 27th, 6:30pm
Intermediate
Wednesday May 27 6:30pm - 9:30pm 5 Sessions $225
Wednesday June 3 6:30pm - 9:30pm 5 Sessions $225
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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):...

$293
M.   Jun 29th, 6:45pm
All levels
(1)
Monday June 29 6:45pm - 8:45pm 6 Sessions $293
Tuesday September 8 1:30pm - 3:30pm 7 Sessions $341
Tuesday November 3 1:30pm - 3:30pm 8 Sessions $390
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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...

$293
T.   Jun 30th, 6:45pm
All levels
(1)
Tuesday June 30 6:45pm - 8:45pm 6 Sessions $293
Tuesday September 8 6:45pm - 8:45pm 7 Sessions $341
Tuesday November 3 6:45pm - 8:45pm 8 Sessions $390
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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...

$390
Th.   Jul 2nd, 6:45pm
All levels
(1)
Thursday July 2 6:45pm - 8:45pm 8 Sessions $390
Tuesday September 8 10am - 12pm 8 Sessions $390
Thursday September 10 10am - 12pm 8 Sessions $390
Tuesday November 3 10am - 12pm 8 Sessions $390
Thursday November 5 10am - 12pm 8 Sessions $390
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For nonfiction writers (eg. memoir, magazine, and personal essay) interested in working towards some form of publication. Each week participants share and discuss works in progress. The class has a special emphasis on how to use fiction techniques of narration, description, dialogue, and structure to improve each piece.

$341
T.   Sep 15th, 6:30pm
Intermediate
(1)
Tuesday September 15 6:30pm - 8:30pm 6 Sessions $341
Tuesday November 3 6:30pm - 8:30pm 6 Sessions $341
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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
(89)

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 23rd, 10am
All levels
(142)

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
Sa.   Jun 20th, 11am
All levels
(89)
Saturday June 20 11am - 6pm 1 Session $150
Friday August 28 10am - 5pm 1 Session $150
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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
All levels
(30)

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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 Level 1 is for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals. Everything is presented in a clear, accessible manner.Write one/two short humor pieces...

$450
W.   Jul 8th, 7pm
Beginner
(89)

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.   Jul 7th, 2pm
Beginner
(89)
Tuesday July 7 2pm - 5pm 6 Sessions $340
Tuesday July 7 7pm - 10pm 6 Sessions $340
Thursday July 9 7pm - 10pm 6 Sessions $340
Saturday July 11 2pm - 5pm 6 Sessions $340
Monday July 13 10am - 1pm 6 Sessions $200
Monday July 13 7pm - 10pm 6 Sessions $340
Tuesday July 28 7pm - 10pm 6 Sessions $340
Thursday July 30 10am - 1pm 6 Sessions $340
Thursday August 20 7pm - 10pm 6 Sessions $340
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"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
(4)
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
(4)

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

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
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