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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
(57)

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.

$280
T.   Mar 3rd, 6:30pm
Intermediate
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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
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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):...

$370
T.   Apr 28th, 1:30pm
All levels
(1)

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 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.

$370
W.   Apr 29th, 6:45pm
All levels
(1)

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
Th.   Mar 19th, 6:30pm
All levels
(97)

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
W.   Mar 25th, 6pm
All levels
(3)
Wednesday March 25 6pm - 8pm 8 Sessions $240
Saturday March 28 10am - 12pm 8 Sessions $240
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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.   Apr 11th, 11am
Beginner
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Saturday April 11 11am - 6pm 1 Session $150
Friday May 8 10am - 5pm 1 Session $150
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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 Intensives provide an excellent overview of their fields, ideal for both the beginner and someone wanting a quick...

$120
F.   Mar 27th, 10am
Advanced
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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
F.   Mar 13th, 10am
Beginner
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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 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
F.   Mar 20th, 10am
Beginner
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Friday March 20 10am - 5pm 1 Session $150
Saturday April 11 11am - 6pm 1 Session $150
Friday May 22 10am - 5pm 1 Session $150
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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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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
(57)

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
(97)

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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
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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
(20)

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...

$324
No Upcoming Schedules
Beginner
(57)
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