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The skills of creative writing are taught and explored, as well as methods to put aside the critical mind. Experienced and beginning writers are welcome, and this includes people for whom English is not their first language. Scrutinizing character and event, or soaring high above our lives to see patterns unseen from the ground, we find ourselves...

$160
M.   Jul 6th, 6:30pm
All levels
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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.

$99
W.   Sep 9th, 1pm
All levels
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Wednesday September 9 1pm - 4pm 6 Sessions $99
Wednesday October 28 1pm - 4pm 7 Sessions $99
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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 engaging...

$99
Th.   Sep 10th, 6:30pm
All levels
(55)
Thursday September 10 6:30pm - 9:30pm 6 Sessions $99
Thursday October 29 6:30pm - 9:30pm 6 Sessions $99
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Writers often find inspiration through visual imagery: pictures spark ideas, stories, emotions, and passions. And those same pictures can often reignite the flame of inspiration even when it feels all burned out. During this workshop, writers will create a “mood board” to help fuel their writing even after that first burst of excitement has...

$135
Sa.   Jul 11th, 11:30am
All levels
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Every Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., we offers a workshop where you write for 2 hours based on creative writing prompts we give you. Write, then read (or don’t read – no pressure!) what you wrote, but either way, you’ll leave with new writings, with new ideas, and new inspiration. The writing exercises we give are based on the needs of...

$45
Su.   Jul 12th, 11am
All levels
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Sunday July 12 11am - 1pm 1 Session $45
Sunday July 19 11am - 1pm 1 Session $45
Sunday July 26 11am - 1pm 1 Session $45
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In the peaceful atmosphere of the Saturday workshop, and with the help of meditations that quiet the critical mind, writing becomes possible, cathartic, transformational. You can write memoir or fiction. Each workshop is focused around an inspirational theme or myth. You’ll write three times for about one hour each time, and receive constructive,...

$150
Sa.   Jul 11th, 9:30am
All levels
(4)
Saturday July 11 9:30am - 6:30pm 1 Session $150
Saturday July 25 9:30am - 6:30pm 1 Session $150
Saturday August 8 9:30am - 6:30pm 1 Session $150
Saturday August 22 9:30am - 6:30pm 1 Session $150
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Prerequisite: Introduction to Screenwriting or previous screenwriting experience.  Empower yourself in your journey from the blank page to the silver screen! In a hands-on workshop for screenwriters who have written at least a short or a feature film, gain practical tools to solve both storytelling and business issues. Find out how to address...

$179
W.   Jul 8th, 6:30pm
Advanced
(55)

Learn how to build a professional portfolio that will land you the most lucrative assignments. If you like to read and have a flair for writing, you can supplement your income as a freelance reader. Film studios and producers need to have hundreds of scripts and books read each day - and freelance readers are paid to do it. Find out where the jobs...

$43
Su.   Jul 26th, 9am
All levels
(51)

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! TESTIMONIALS "Not only is...

$295
M.   Jul 13th, 7pm
All levels
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Monday July 13 7pm - 9pm 5 Sessions $295
Wednesday August 19 10am - 1pm 1 Session $49
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Humor writing is not just a talent reserved for those who are “naturally funny.” It's a skill you can learn, hone, and then rely on every time you sit down to write. If you are a TV or screenwriter, essayist, storyteller, comedian, or even if you are in the corporate world, this is the workshop for you! Through lectures, innovative writing exercises,...

$129
Th.   Oct 22nd, 6:30pm
All levels
(55)

Improve your writing by reading exciting poets! If you’re a beginning reader of poetry or an already practicing poet, come discover the secrets of poetic form, metaphor, imagery, rhythm, and much more by looking deeply into the works of a wide range of poets – from Shakespeare and the classics to the best international, American, and LA poets—such...

$89
Sa.   Oct 31st, 11am
Beginner
(55)

Sam’s sketch group, The Whitest Kids U’ Know, went from being a college group to a starting a popular weekly live show in Manhattan, and ultimately making a long running cable sketch show on IFC, National tours, DVDs, a Movie, a comedy album, over 200 MILLION YouTube views, etc. In this course, Sam will teach using the collaborative writing style...

$310
M.   Jul 6th, 7pm
All levels

“Attending a screenwriting class taught by Elana is like having the veil of mystery pulled off the screenwriting process. Beginning with viewing a well-known film, the student sees the process from Act to Act and can visualize theory as it occurs on screen. After this session, emphasis shifts to writing. Scene by scene writing. The scenes are read...

$700
F.Sa.Su.   Jul 17th, 7pm
All levels
(4)

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 Proper use of...

$350
T.   Jul 14th, 9am
All levels
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Tuesday July 14 9am - 4:30pm 1 Session $350
Tuesday August 25 9am - 4:30pm 1 Session $350
Wednesday October 7 9am - 4:30pm 1 Session $350
Monday November 23 9am - 4:30pm 1 Session $350
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This workshop is geared toward all levels of experience. Hundreds have participated in Eric’s Workshop, ranging from people who have never written a scene in their lives, to well-known comedians, professional screenwriters, and TV Producers. It’s geared toward beginners and the experienced. If you’ve taken sketch writing before, you’ll discover...

$310
Th.   Jul 9th, 8pm
Beginner
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