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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...

$200
M.   Oct 5th, 10am
Beginner
(103)
Monday October 5 10am - 1pm 6 Sessions $200
Wednesday October 7 7pm - 10pm 6 Sessions $340
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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...

$15
M.   Oct 5th, 6:30pm
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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...

$450
W.   Oct 7th, 7pm
Beginner
(103)

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
F.   Nov 6th, 10am
All levels
(103)

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
(2)
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
(2)
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
(2)
Tuesday September 8 6:45pm - 8:45pm 7 Sessions $341
Tuesday November 3 6:45pm - 8:45pm 8 Sessions $390
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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...

$180
W.   Sep 9th, 6:30pm
Intermediate
Wednesday September 9 6:30pm - 9:30pm 4 Sessions $180
Wednesday October 7 6:30pm - 9:30pm 4 Sessions $180
Wednesday November 11 6:30pm - 9:30pm 4 Sessions $180
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There are countless magazines, newspapers, and websites that need a continual supply of short nonfiction pieces—articles, essays, etc. And they need material on every subject under the sun. How do you get them to publish (and pay for) your work? You need to bait the hook properly. Here you will learn how to generate saleable ideas, turn them into...

$190
W.   Dec 2nd, 7pm
Beginner
(103)

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
Sa.   Sep 19th, 11am
All levels
(103)
Saturday September 19 11am - 6pm 1 Session $150
Friday November 13 10am - 5pm 1 Session $150
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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...

$200
M.   Oct 5th, 2pm
Beginner
(103)
Monday October 5 2pm - 5pm 6 Sessions $200
Tuesday October 6 7pm - 10pm 6 Sessions $340
Wednesday October 7 10am - 1pm 6 Sessions $340
Wednesday October 7 7pm - 10pm 6 Sessions $340
Sunday October 11 2pm - 5pm 6 Sessions $340
Tuesday October 13 7pm - 10pm 6 Sessions $340
Monday October 19 7pm - 10pm 6 Sessions $340
Tuesday October 20 2pm - 5pm 6 Sessions $340
Sunday November 8 10am - 1pm 6 Sessions $340
Tuesday November 17 7pm - 10pm 6 Sessions $340
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Who doesn’t love the pleasure of literary laughter? We’re talking about essays, memoirs, articles, short stories, and novels that are humorous. It can be anything from a true story about the special hell of raising kids to a far-fetched tale of a would-be knight tilting at windmills. As Mark Twain says, “The best way to cheer yourself up is to...

$450
M.   Oct 5th, 7pm
Beginner
(103)

Who doesn’t love the pleasure of literary laughter? We’re talking about essays, memoirs, articles, short stories, and novels that are humorous. It can be anything from a true story about the special hell of raising kids to a far-fetched tale of a would-be knight tilting at windmills. As Mark Twain says, “The best way to cheer yourself up is to...

$150
F.   Oct 16th, 10am
All levels
(103)
Friday October 16 10am - 5pm 1 Session $150
Saturday November 14 11am - 6pm 1 Session $150
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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....

$150
Sa.   Sep 19th, 11am
All levels
(103)

The quiet magic of Goodnight Moon grows into the zaniness of Dr. Seuss and widens into the dazzlement of Harry Potter then matures into the straight talk of Judy Blume and the gritty reality of The Outsiders. Such is the amazing journey children take through books. These stories are a treasured part of childhood and they linger for a lifetime. To...

$150
Sa.   Sep 19th, 11am
Advanced
(103)
Saturday September 19 11am - 6pm 1 Session $150
Friday October 30 10am - 5pm 1 Session $150
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