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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 focused critique and discussion, we hone the tools of strong writing: distinctive voice, precise language, resonant imagery, vivid sensory description, dramatic scene and dialogue, and inventive form.

$315
T.   Nov 4th - Dec 16th, 6:45pm
All levels
(1)

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):...

$315
T.   Nov 4th - Dec 16th, 1:15pm
All levels
(1)

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
Sa.   Nov 15th, 11am
Beginner
(22)
Saturday November 15 11am - 6pm 1 Session $150
Friday January 16 10am - 5pm 1 Session $150
Saturday February 21 11am - 6pm 1 Session $150
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This course is for students who have a strong knowledge of grammar and sentence structure and are eager to further their writing skills for a business or academic setting. The emphasis in this course will be on nonfiction, such as research papers, essays, position papers, business letters.Pre-requisites:Writing Fundamentals or a writing sample

$225
W.   Dec 10th - Feb 11th, 6pm
All levels
(1)

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
(22)

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.   Nov 15th, 11am
Beginner
(22)
Saturday November 15 11am - 6pm 1 Session $150
Saturday February 21 11am - 6pm 1 Session $150
Friday March 13 10am - 5pm 1 Session $150
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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
(22)
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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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...

$324
M.   Jan 12th - Feb 16th, 10am
Beginner
(22)
Monday January 12 10am - 1pm 6 Sessions $324
Monday January 12 7pm - 10pm 6 Sessions $324
Tuesday January 13 2pm - 5pm 6 Sessions $324
Tuesday January 13 7pm - 10pm 6 Sessions $324
Tuesday January 27 7pm - 10pm 6 Sessions $324
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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
(22)

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Using a variety of tools, such as visualizations and accessible physical and writing exercises, you will be able to develop your voice as a writer. Clarify the connections between your senses, emotions, and imagination, and discover the core elements of your craft. Sense Writing frees you from the thoughts you think you “should” be thinking so...

$310
W.Sa.   Nov 5th - Nov 19th, 7pm
All levels

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...

$497
F.Sa.Su.   Nov 7th - Nov 9th, 6pm
All levels
Friday November 7 6pm - 9:30pm 3 Sessions $497
Friday November 7 6pm - 9:30pm 3 Sessions $797
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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.   Jan 12th - Apr 4th, 7pm
All levels
(1)
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
(22)

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
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(22)

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
(60)

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
(22)

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
(22)

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....

$420
No Upcoming Schedules
Beginner
(22)
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