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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...

$16
W.   Jul 29th, 6:30pm
All levels
(194)

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
T.   Sep 8th, 10am
All levels
(1)
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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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):...

$341
T.   Sep 8th, 1:30pm
All levels
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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...

$341
T.   Sep 8th, 6:45pm
All levels
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Tuesday September 8 6:45pm - 8:45pm 7 Sessions $341
Tuesday November 3 6:45pm - 8:45pm 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
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Tuesday September 15 6:30pm - 8:30pm 6 Sessions $341
Tuesday November 3 6:30pm - 8:30pm 6 Sessions $341
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Are you eager to test the waters of creative writing but not sure where to start, or how? Have you written previously but been away for a while and hope to dip back in? Here you will be guided surely and safely into the writing life. There’s no pressure to work on a specific project or even settle on which type of creative writing you prefer. The...

$340
Th.   Jul 30th, 10am
Beginner
(100)
Thursday July 30 10am - 1pm 6 Sessions $340
Thursday August 20 7pm - 10pm 6 Sessions $340
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Are you eager to test the waters of creative writing but not sure where to start, or how? Have you written previously but been away for a while and hope to dip back in? Here you will be guided surely and safely into the writing life. There’s no pressure to work on a specific project or even settle on which type of creative writing you prefer. The...

$150
F.   Aug 28th, 10am
All levels
(100)

You’ve spent months, or years, sweating and swearing over a book and now you’re ready to draw the interest of agents and/or publishing houses. Or perhaps you’re in the midst of writing a book and you want to know the publishing challenges up ahead. The question looms: how do you get a book published? Here you will learn how to navigate the ins-and-outs...

$190
T.W.   Aug 25th, 7pm
Beginner
(100)

This class will teach you fact-checking basics, whether you’re applying for a job as a fact checker (although rare, they do still exist) or you need to double-check your own writing. So you’ve written an article, blog post, book, or other item of nonfiction and you’re ready to publish. Before you foist it on the public: are you sure each and...

$16
W.   Aug 12th, 6:30pm
All levels
(194)

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This course is for students who have a strong knowledge of grammar and sentence structure and are ready to delve deeper into the art of creative writing. The course will emphasize content and the process of your writing, exploring the difference between creative fiction and nonfiction. You will focus on generating ideas, getting past writers’ block,...

$240
Sa.   Aug 29th, 10am
All levels
(5)

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...

$6,300
M.T.W.Th.F.Sa.   Sep 21st, 9:30am
All levels
(4)

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....

$3,800
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

Nonfiction—pieces that spring from the real world—is everywhere. Magazines, newspapers, books, blogs, websites. And nonfiction has grown more diverse and creative than ever, embracing all styles from straight to zany to lyrical, encompassing every topic imaginable from schoolyard memories to a trek in Nepal to the creation of the universe. Here...

$340
No Upcoming Schedules
Beginner
(100)

Feature articles are the human side of journalism—pieces that go beyond the facts, exploring the world in a personal and compelling way. Such articles can examine virtually any topic, from the latest news to the newest trends to profiles of interesting people. And they can even grow into narrative nonfiction books. To succeed at features, you need...

$150
No Upcoming Schedules
All levels
(100)
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