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You have all the elements of a great TV Drama: A great premise, clear characters, an engaging world, and a solid outline. Unfortunately, the thought actually of writing fills you with dread every time you stare down at the blank screen. No problem! Lauren Gussis (Dexter) will take through the paces, honing your beat sheets, introducing your characters...

$615
Th.   Jun 18th, 8pm
All levels
(5)

Finally the phone is ringing. It’s some fast-talking agent from ICM who wants to rep you because of that killer 1 hour drama or spec script you wrote. How did you get there? You took a rewrite class with Lit Manager (Chad Snopek), that’s how. In this 7 week class, Chad will help you whip your script into shape. Through analyzing a professional...

$695
M.   Jun 22nd, 7:30pm
All levels
(5)
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You’ve always dreamed of finding the time to write on a regular basis or to finish a screenplay, a novel, a collection ofpoems, or a story. You can do it, and this class will help you! Writer of a thousand talents, Julieanne Smolinski will help you explore a smorgasbord of literary genres and discover what floats your boat. Through all new fun in-class...

$295
Sa.   Jun 20th, 11am
All levels
(5)

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.   May 24th, 11am
All levels
(1)
Sunday May 24 11am - 1pm 1 Session $45
Sunday May 31 11am - 1pm 1 Session $45
Sunday June 7 11am - 1pm 1 Session $45
Sunday June 14 11am - 1pm 1 Session $45
Sunday June 21 11am - 1pm 1 Session $45
Sunday June 28 11am - 1pm 1 Session $45
Sunday July 5 11am - 1pm 1 Session $45
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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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 in...

$160
M.   Jun 1st, 7pm
All levels
(3)
Monday June 1 7pm - 10pm 4 Sessions $160
Wednesday June 17 10:30am - 1:30pm 4 Sessions $160
Thursday June 18 7pm - 10pm 4 Sessions $160
Wednesday June 24 10:30am - 1:30pm 4 Sessions $160
Thursday June 25 7pm - 10pm 4 Sessions $160
Wednesday July 1 10:30am - 1:30pm 4 Sessions $160
Thursday July 2 7pm - 10pm 4 Sessions $160
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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 are...

$43
Su.   Jul 26th, 9am
All levels
(40)

This hands-on course was designed for the sole purpose of helping you achieve your goal. You've taken all the expensive writing classes, you've networked and done all the grunt work to get your foot in the door and you've fantasized about what your life could be like if you could just get that first big break and start your new career as a writer...

$129
W.   May 27th, 7pm
All levels
(10)

Do you have a great idea for HBO’s next hit series? Let successful TV writer Lauren Gussis (“Dexter”) help you transform your brilliant premise into a page-turning script! You’ll sample the different genres of TV dramas, plan a season arc that keeps the audience hooked, and break your pilot story just like they do in the writer’s room. Lauren...

$495
Sa.   May 30th, 2:30pm
All levels
(5)

You know your story. It's about you, after all. But how do you make your tale so engaging that it pulls the reader in page after page? In this five week class, successful memoirist Monica Holloway takes you behind the scenes, exploring techniques for making the truth more compelling than fiction. Though in-class lectures, writing exercises, and targeted...

$395
Su.   May 31st, 2:30pm
All levels
(5)
Sunday May 31 2:30pm - 5:30pm 4 Sessions $395
Sunday September 20 6pm - 9pm 5 Sessions $395
Sunday October 25 6pm - 9pm 5 Sessions $395
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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 ObjectivesProper use of punctuationAvoiding...

$350
T.   May 26th, 9am
All levels
(6)
Tuesday May 26 9am - 4:30pm 1 Session $350
Tuesday July 14 9am - 4:30pm 1 Session $350
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Heather Anne Campbell (Saturday Night Live, Whose Line, The Eric Andre Show, FOX’s ADHD) teaches you that Writer’s Block is a Myth. You’ll learn to find ideas in every corner of your life, and how to perform the pitch of your sketch ideas to an executive or a sketch group. Sketch should be exciting — and the best way to be excited about...

$310
M.   May 25th, 7pm
All levels
Monday May 25 7pm - 10pm 1 Session $310
Monday June 1 7pm - 10pm 1 Session $310
Monday June 8 7pm - 10pm 1 Session $310
Monday June 15 7pm - 10pm 1 Session $310
Monday June 22 7pm - 10pm 1 Session $310
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In this creative writing workshop, students will generate new writings via inspiring writing prompts and will be given the opportunity to bring projects in for feedback. Write: The prompts are designed to get you to think creatively, improve your prose, and extract new stories and characters from your amazing writer's brain. This workshop is open to...

$240
W.   Jun 10th, 7:15pm
All levels
(1)

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.   Jun 13th, 9:30am
All levels
(3)
Saturday June 13 9:30am - 6:30pm 1 Session $150
Saturday June 27 9:30am - 6:30pm 1 Session $150
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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A creative writing workshop is where you can show up and write for 2 hours based on creative writing prompts.Create, share and discuss the writing life and process. You’ll leave with new writing, new ideas, and the inspiration to continue this work.Writing exercises are based on the needs of the group, on sheer creativity, and to encourage you...

$45
W.   May 27th, 11am
All levels
(1)
Wednesday May 27 11am - 1pm 1 Session $45
Wednesday June 10 11am - 1pm 1 Session $45
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Whether you are brand new to blogging OR looking to fine tune your voice, this workshop will inspire you to stretch your writing skills, strategically build your online presence, connect with your audience AND achieve results whether that be guest posting opportunities, increased traffic, sales, or simply having a creative outlet.Define what’s your...

$45
Th.   May 28th, 7pm
All levels
(27)

Have you always wanted to write a personal essay but you don’t know where to start? Published journalist, Natasha Vargas-Cooper, will help you transform your bad blind dates and visits from unruly parents into insightful, compelling revelations. She’ll show you how to make your essay relatable and tantalizing to readers and editors. You’ll learn...

$395
Su.   Jun 7th, 6pm
All levels
(5)

Avoid 3 mistakes Non-fiction writers make that cause them to wrestle with blank page.Mistake #1: Literary TrapsHow to win inner creative battles caused by unconscious blocks. Let go of criticism, perfectionism, comparison and fears to write with more confidence, clarity and authenticity.Mistake #2: Lone Wolf SyndromeDiscover the best strategies for...

$147
W.   May 27th, 7pm
All levels

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In this class, you'll learn what makes the news, how to identify the right reporter, how to craft your story and insider tips on how to pitch it to reporters, bloggers and television show producers to secure stories in newspapers, e-newsletters, blogs and even television.“Contrary to common belief, the most effective way to build a brand is not by...

$45
Th.   Jun 4th, 7pm
All levels
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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.   May 28th, 8pm
Beginner
Thursday May 28 8pm - 11pm 1 Session $310
Thursday June 4 8pm - 11pm 1 Session $310
Thursday June 11 8pm - 11pm 1 Session $310
Thursday June 18 8pm - 11pm 1 Session $310
Thursday June 25 8pm - 11pm 1 Session $310
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Learn to write grants for individual artist grants, fellowships, and artist residency opportunities.Materials and Supplies: Each participant will be provided with a course manual including lessons, samples, tools, and resources.

$25
Su.   May 24th, 2:30pm
All levels
(1)
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