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Writing Classes Coming up in Los Angeles

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.   Jan 24th - Feb 21st, 11am
All levels
(4)

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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,...

$99
Th.   Jan 8th - Feb 12th, 6:30pm
All levels
(30)

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...

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$40.50
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$45
Su.   Dec 21st, 11am
All levels
Sunday December 21 11am - 1pm 1 Session $40.50
Sunday December 28 11am - 1pm 1 Session $45
Sunday January 4 11am - 1pm 1 Session $45
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Good grammar opens so many doors! Come ask all your English grammar questions and learn to correct common mistakes in a fun, highly interactive grammar refresher course that uses original materials and the world’s most popular grammar workbook. If you have intermediate to advanced language skills, get clear, easy-to-understand explanations that will...

$89
W.   Jan 7th - Feb 11th, 2:30pm
Beginner
(30)

Discover how to write your own story in short prose form. Study the techniques of seasoned authors and apply what you learn to carve out the sweep of your story: the beginning, middle, and end. Using in-class exercises, we’ll focus on character development, setting, plot, structure, and your own unique point of view and voice. Advice will also be...

$99
Sa.   Jan 17th - Jan 31st, 10am
All levels
(30)

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
W.   Jan 14th - Feb 11th, 7:30pm
All levels
(4)

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....

$395
Sa.   Jan 17th - Mar 7th, 11am
All levels
(4)
Saturday January 17 11am - 2pm 5 Sessions $395
Saturday March 14 11am - 2pm 5 Sessions $395
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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.   Jan 18th - Mar 8th, 6pm
All levels
(4)

Finally the phone is ringing. It’s some fast-talking agent from ICM who wants to rep you because of that killer half-hour comedy pilot or spec script you wrote. How did you get there? You took a rewrite class with TV writer Michael Saltzman (“Murphy Brown”, “Wings”), that’s how. In this five-week class, Michael will help you whip your script...

$495
M.   Jan 12th - Feb 9th, 7:30pm
All levels
(4)

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 Gabe...

$295
M.   Jan 12th - Feb 9th, 7pm
All levels
(1)

In Hollywood, an original pilot or a spec script of an existing TV show is the calling card for any staff writing position and a submission requirement for all the coveted studio TV writing fellowships. Every word, page number, and formatting choice will be scrutinized to determine whether you’re an experienced insider or a fake. Enter “Mad Men”...

$595
T.   Jan 27th - Feb 24th, 7:30pm
All levels
(4)

Do you have a great idea for HBO’s next hit series? Let successful TV writer Sam Ernst (“Crisis”, “Haven”) 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...

$495
T.   Feb 3rd - Mar 3rd, 7:30pm
All levels
(4)

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...

$160
M.   Jan 5th - Jan 26th, 7pm
All levels
Monday January 5 7pm - 10pm 4 Sessions $160
Wednesday January 7 10:30am - 1:30pm 4 Sessions $160
Thursday January 8 7pm - 10pm 4 Sessions $160
Monday February 2 7pm - 10pm 4 Sessions $160
Wednesday February 4 10:30am - 1:30pm 4 Sessions $160
Thursday February 5 7pm - 10pm 4 Sessions $160
Monday March 2 7pm - 10pm 4 Sessions $160
Wednesday March 4 10:30am - 1:30pm 4 Sessions $160
Thursday March 5 7pm - 10pm 4 Sessions $160
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T.   Jan 6th - Feb 17th, 7pm
All levels
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Tuesday January 6 7pm - 9pm 7 Sessions $350
Wednesday January 7 7pm - 9pm 7 Sessions $350
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Have you always dreamed of writing brilliant tales of urban intrigue for the New Yorker? Now’s your chance! In this class, successful fiction writer, Jim Gavin will share his recipe for crafting an irresistible short story! Through fun, in-class writing exercises and an engaging craft talk, he’ll help you brainstorm new ideas, and write a draft...

$80
Su.   Jan 18th, 2:30pm
All levels
(4)
Sunday January 18 2:30pm - 5:30pm 1 Session $80
Sunday January 25 2:30pm - 5:30pm 5 Sessions $395
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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 Amber Benson will help you nudge your book to the finish line! She’ll also teach you techniques for creating compelling characters, exciting plot lines, and vivid worlds.If you like, you...

$395
Su.   Jan 18th - Mar 1st, 2:30pm
All levels
(4)

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...

$350
Th.   Jan 8th - Feb 19th, 7pm
Beginner
(2)
Thursday January 8 7pm - 9pm 7 Sessions $350
Saturday January 10 12pm - 2pm 7 Sessions $350
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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.

$43
Su.   Jan 25th, 9am
All levels
(6)

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.

$350
Sa.   Jan 10th - Feb 21st, 3pm
Intermediate
(2)

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.   Jan 28th - Mar 4th, 7pm
All levels
(7)
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