Wed, Sep 23, 5:30pm - Oct 21, 8:30pm Pacific Time (5 sessions)
In this five-week Online storytelling essay class, master storyteller Matteson Perry will teach you the insider secrets on how to become a storytelling and essay writing pro. Not only has Matteson won the Moth GrandSLAM twice, but his storytelling skills also landed him his first book deal (a collection of essays/memoir) and essays in NY Times Modern Love, Playboy, and the Daily Beast. A master of both the written and spoken word, he’ll guide you through fun, improvised storytelling drills, teach you how to structure a compelling story, and explore ways of using storytelling to boost your writing career. Matteson will show you how to transform relationships gone bad, family feuds, adventures, and life’s minutia into 1 great story for the stage and 1 riveting essay for print that is the perfect mix of vulnerability and comedic vavoom.
You’ll learn how to pack all the verve of a story performed in front of a live audience into an essay suitable for print media. We’ll workshop one of your stories until it’s perfect for the stage and the page. Your goal will be to sell your essay within a couple of weeks after the class ends! After taking this class you’ll be well on your way to joining the ranks of the 18 students who won Moth StorySLAMS, 3 who won Moth GrandSLAMS, 157 Writing Pad Alums who have sold essays and articles with Writing Pad’s help, (14 of whom got into the NY Times) after taking our journalism classes. 4 people made $5k on one story!
This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.
Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.
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Online Classroom via Zoom
Los Angeles, California Online
Online Classroom via Zoom
Los Angeles, California
|Start Date||Time||Teacher||# Sessions||Price|
||5:30pm - 8:30pm Pacific Time||Matteson Perry||5||$425|
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
|Wed, Sep 30||5:30pm - 8:30pm Pacific Time||Matteson Perry|
|Wed, Oct 07||5:30pm - 8:30pm Pacific Time||Matteson Perry|
|Wed, Oct 14||5:30pm - 8:30pm Pacific Time||Matteson Perry|
|Wed, Oct 21||5:30pm - 8:30pm Pacific Time||Matteson Perry|
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