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NY Times Worthy Personal Essay

at Writing Pad - East Los Angeles 1132 Van Pelt Ave, Los Angeles, California 90063

Getting an essay in the New York Times is the crown jewel of personal essays in terms of bragging rights and future book deals. In this five-week Los Angeles NY Times Worthy Personal Essay class, Times Contributor Rich Monahan will share his insight into securing this prestigious but elusive prize.  Through fun, in class exercises, an informative...

Monday Jan 20th, 7pm - 10pm

  (5 sessions)
$485

5 sessions

Storytelling Essay: From Stage to Page

at Writing Pad - Palms 10200 Venice Blvd #203, Culver City, California 90232

In this five-week Los Angeles storytelling essay class, master storyteller Lauren Weedman will teach you the insider secrets on how to become a storytelling and essay writing pro. A master of both the written and spoken word, she’ll guide you through fun, improvised storytelling drills, teach you how to structure a compelling story, and explore ways...

Wednesday Jan 29th, 7pm - 10pm

  (5 sessions)
$425

5 sessions

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Storytelling I: Story Time

at Writing Pad - Palms 10200 Venice Blvd #203, Culver City, California 90232

Performance essays are all the rage. In this five-week Los Angeles storytelling class, solo performer, Moth Host and master storyteller Lauren Weedman will teach you how to be a storytelling pro. You’ll do fun, improvised storytelling drills, learn about the structure of performance essays, and explore ways to use your stories to boost your writing...

Monday Feb 10th, 7pm - 10pm

  (5 sessions)
$425

5 sessions

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You in 1200 Words: Personal Essay

at Writing Pad - East Los Angeles 1132 Van Pelt Ave, Los Angeles, California 90063

Have you always wanted to write a personal essay but you don’t know where to start? Or have you dreamed of seeing one of your essays published in the New York Times or Salon? Then this five week Los Angeles personal essay class is for you. Using fun in-class exercises, we’ll help you transform your bad blind dates and visits from unruly parents...

No upcoming schedules
$410

5 sessions

Personal Essay Clinic

at Writing Pad - East Los Angeles 1132 Van Pelt Ave, Los Angeles, California 90063

You wrote this great essay but aren’t sure if it’s done yet or where you should send it for publication. Good news: the personal essay doctor is in! Successful journalist Natasha Vargas-Cooper will help you push that essay to the finish line. In this intimate (eight student max) one-day intensive, we’ll workshop the hell out of your essay, help...

No upcoming schedules
$175

TV I: An Intro TV Writing Workshop

at Writing Pad - Palms 10200 Venice Blvd #203, Culver City, California 90232

You dream of writing a killer pilot that launches you a staff job on Game Of Thrones. Or maybe you want to turn your life story into an Emmy award-winning HBO series.  Steven Peros Veteran screenwriter and TV writer Steven Peros. He’s written for one of the first AMC Series and has sold pilots to MTV and NBC-Universal. In this five-week TV...

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$495

5 sessions

Story Time Plus: A Performed Essay Workshop

at Writing Pad - Downtown 688 S Santa Fe Ave #312, Los Angeles, California 90021

Performance essays are all the rage, and in this five-week class, master storyteller Brian Finkelstein will teach you how to be a yarn-spinning pro. You'll do fun, improvised storytelling drills, learn about the structure of performance essays, and explore ways to use your pieces to boost your writing career. Brian will show you how to transform...

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$415

5 sessions

Humurous Personal Essay

at Writing Pad - Downtown 688 S Santa Fe Ave #312, Los Angeles, California 90021

Have you always wanted to write a humorous personal essay but you don’t know where to start? Or have you dreamed of seeing one of your essays published in the New York Times or Salon? Then this humorous personal essay class is for you.  Using fun in-class exercises, we’ll help you transform your bad blind dates and visits from unruly parents...

No upcoming schedules
$395

5 sessions

Humorous Essay Workshop

at Writing Pad - Downtown 688 S Santa Fe Ave #312, Los Angeles, California 90021

Have you always wanted to write a humorous personal essay but you don’t know where to start? Or have you dreamed of seeing one of your essays published in the New York Times or Salon? Then this humorous essay workshop is for you. Using fun in-class exercises, we’ll help you transform your bad blind dates and visits from unruly parents into insightful,...

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$90

Humorous Personal Essay Workshop (5-week)

at Writing Pad - Palms 10200 Venice Blvd #203, Culver City, California 90232

Have you always wanted to write a humorous personal essay but you don’t know where to start? Or have you dreamed of seeing one of your essays published in the New York Times or Salon? Then this humorous personal essay class is for you. Using fun in-class exercises, we’ll help you transform your bad blind dates and visits from unruly parents into...

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$425

5 sessions

Modern Love: A Relationship Personal Essay Workshop

at Writing Pad - Downtown 688 S Santa Fe Ave #312, Los Angeles, California 90021

The “Modern Love” personal essay column in the New York Times Style Section is the crown jewel of personal essays in terms of bragging rights and future book deals. In this one-day relationship personal essay workshop, Modern Love Alum Cole Kazdin will share her insight into securing this prestigious but elusive prize. Through fun, in class...

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$90

Why Here, Why Now: Crafting the Timely Essay

at Writing Pad - Downtown 688 S Santa Fe Ave #312, Los Angeles, California 90021

Ever dreamed of making your living as a journalist, writing for hip magazines like The Atlantic and The New York Times? If so, you’ll need to learn how to connect your own personal experiences with the International Zeitgeist. Who better to help you do it than Natasha Vargas-Cooper (NY Times, GQ, Atlantic Monthly)? In this three-week class, Natasha...

No upcoming schedules
$240

3 sessions

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Personal Essay Punch Up

at Writing Pad - Los Angeles 10200 Venice Blvd #203, Los Angeles, California 90232

You wrote this great essay but aren't sure if it's done yet. Everything seems to be there: beautiful language, compelling conflict, and an interesting revelation. But something is missing, and you don’t know what it is. Good news: the personal essay doctor is in! Successful essayist Annabelle Gurwitch will help you push that essay to the finish line....

No upcoming schedules
$150

So You Want to be a Writer? - Creative Writing

at Writing Pad - Downtown 688 S Santa Fe Ave #312, Los Angeles, California 90021

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, this class will help you explore a smorgasbord of literary genres and discover what floats your boat. Through all new fun in-class exercises,...

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$295

4 sessions

From the Stage to the Page: A Storytelling Intensive

at Writing Pad - Downtown 688 S Santa Fe Ave #312, Los Angeles, California 90021

Have you ever thought about taking one of your life’s trials and tribulations to the stage and getting paid for it as a personal essay?  In this one day Storytelling Intensive, actress and writer Lauren Weedman (HBO’s Looking, LA Moth Host) will help you unearth amazing stories and show you how to prepare them for a range of channels! You’ll...

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$175
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