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Spend an evening learning how and where to incorporate subtext into your fiction and practice the art of subtext through in-class writing exercises.This is one night of a series of workshops. You can purchase this one workshop or you can buy the entire series. Look for the series under 'Fiction Workshop'.
This class teaches the basics of sketch writing. What makes the premise of your sketch funny? Learn heightening and writing efficiently in your scenes. Different types of sketches will be introduced as will rewriting sketches, and writing with others. There will be home-work assignments each week. No prerequisite to start this class - Level 1
Spend the evening learning how to improve your fiction prose and doing writing exercises to help you elevate your prose and avoid writing purple prose.This is one night of a series of workshops. You can purchase this one workshop or you can buy the entire series. Look for the series under 'Fiction Workshop'.
Spend an evening studying free verse poetry and learning what makes a good free verse poem, then practice writing your own through writing prompts.This is one night of a series of workshops. You can purchase this one workshop or you can buy the entire series. Look for the series under 'Fiction Workshop'.
Spend an evening learning how to write good memoir and how it differs from writing fiction and practice through creative writing exercises.This is one night of a series of workshops. You can purchase this one workshop or you can buy the entire series. Look for the series under 'Fiction Workshop'.
In this course students will learn basic late night comedy writing including monologue, desk pieces and remotes, with the goal of becoming technically proficient, confident and comfortable submitting material to various late night television programs. All with the emphasis of finding your unique voice as a comedy writer!
In a hands-on writer’s workshop, learn how to revise and polish your stories to develop their full potential. Bring to class your fiction or creative nonfiction work-in-progress, and—in a positive and supportive environment—you’ll receive meaningful feedback and helpful critiques from your instructor and fellow writers.
You know the situation: your life. Now how do you craft a meaningful story from it? Come find out how to create a focused narrative out of the many fascinating elements of your life. In a positive and supportive atmosphere, explore the different facets of memoir writing, including setting and place, point of view, voice, character arcs, and engagin
Students will build on the skills learned in Sketch 1 to generate material for stage and television. Notes from the instructor will become more specific and focused on producing professional sketches. The final weeks of class will focus on writing for Saturday Night Live and Television Talk shows like Conan and Jimmy Kimmel Live.
In this workshop you will be inspired to write like never before and produce material that will surprise even yourself. The skills of creative writing will be taught and deepened, as well as methods to quiet the critical mind so that writing will flow easily and naturally. Participants will write and read their work in the group, receive effective
In this seminar/workshop, students will learn every facet of late night comedy writing, including monologue, desk pieces and remotes, with the goal of becoming technically proficient, confident and comfortable submitting material to various late night television programs.Whether it's Letterman, Leno, or Maher, students will come away with the knowl
Students will learn step by step how to produce clear and direct emails, letters, proposals and copy for ads and public announcements. This course will teach you formulas for success in written communication. The training is interactive, fast-paced, fun, and full of tips and techniques you can use immediately.Learning Objectives - This Business Wri
Is it your dream to write the great American novel? Finishing a book is a tough thing to do even for the seasoned professional. In this class, successful novelist Lauren Strasnick will help you nudge your book to the finish line! She’ll also teach you techniques for creating a thrilling story arc, irresistible dialogue, characters and conflict.
Explore different styles of writing through various exercises, including: poetry, character development and expository assessment.This course will also engage and challenge you to develop and create your own personal projects.
Student will learn from the school's director George McAuliffe the direct improvisation to create sketches that are original, interesting and funny as opposed to formulaic and stale. In the first two classes students will use improvisation to generate sketch comedy material for stage and/or video. The scenes created in class will be the source of y
Have you always dreamed of writing tales of urban intrigue for the New Yorker? Or maybe you imagine your short story collection on the new arrival shelf at the local bookstore? Now’s your chance! In this session, award-winning fiction writer, Maureen McHugh will share her recipe for crafting an irresistible short story! Through fun, in-class wri
Students will use sketches from level 1 and 2 and create new sketches to form an original sketch show! Students will be taken through an iO West rehearsal process while stopping to elaborate on the different elements that make up a successful stage sketch show. Writing, tech rehearsal, running order improvisation and acting will all be addressed. T
Learn the techniques of becoming a free lance reader. Learn how to become a freelance reader and techniques for effective reading and summarizing of film and television scripts for local studios.
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