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Creative Writing Weekly

at The Writing Studio - Los Angeles Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, California 90036

In this class, you will learn first and foremost that you can write—and write well! In fact you will surprise yourself by the work you’ll be producing. The class is designed to enhance your creativity, imagination and personal voice while also teaching the skills of creative writing—memoir and fiction. We use calming...

Monday Oct 21st, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$160

4 sessions

Saturday Creative Writing Workshop

at The Writing Studio - Los Angeles Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, California 90036

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,...

Saturday Oct 26th, 9:30am - 6:30pm

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NY Times Worthy Personal Essay

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

Nov 7 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...

Thursday Nov 7th, 7:30pm - 10:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$425

5 sessions

Meet the Publisher: Get Your Manuscript Critiqued

at Mt. San Antonio College - Walnut 1100 N Grand Ave Bldg 40, Walnut, California 91789

Have you ever wanted to talk to a real agent or publisher? Are you tired of having your manuscripts critiqued by non- professionals or paying an editor too much money to change your writing to their voice? Bring your in-progress manuscript for an in-class critique of one page of your poetry, article, short story, screenplay, novel, non-fiction book,...

Thursday Nov 14th, 5pm - 6pm

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Memoir 101

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

Have you ever thought about turning your life’s trials and tribulations into a NY Times bestseller? In this one-day lecture-only Los Angeles Memoir 101 Class, bestselling memoirist Wendy Lawless will share her secrets for turning your life’s twists and turns into lively drama! If you’re a self starter who’s looking for all the tools to hit...

No Upcoming Schedules
$95

Memoir Telecourse

at L.A. Writers' Lab

This class is NOT an in-person class, but a telecourse class. You need access to a phone to dial in to the live class. Write the story of your life. In this workshop, each writer develops material based on their life and reads it in class. The lab is a safe, supportive environment where each writer can explore and develop a coherent narrative for...

No Upcoming Schedules
$545

8 sessions

Sunday Creative Writing Workshop

at The Writing Studio - Los Angeles Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, California 90036

In the peaceful atmosphere, 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, respectful feedback on your...

No Upcoming Schedules
$150

Intro Memoir & Novel Writing

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

Is it your dream to write the great American novel or a best-selling memoir? In this 7 week Los Angeles intro book writing class, successful novelist and bestselling memoirist Brett Paesel will teach you the fundamentals of writing a page turner, whether it is fiction or non-fiction! She’ll also teach you techniques for creating a thrilling...

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$425

7 sessions

Memoir Writing Workshop

at Santa Monica College - Santa Monica SMC Bundy Campus 3171 S Bundy Dr, Santa Monica, California 90066

In memoir writing, writers have the chance to unleash memories in hopes of discovering a meaningful story that is part of life. The process of conveying that narrative on paper, however, can prove to be difficult. Explore the variety of memoir structures--including the use of voice, narrative arc, setting, and details--and find out how to identify...

No Upcoming Schedules
$119

6 sessions

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Memoir I: Memorable Memoir Workshop

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

Have you ever thought about turning your life’s trials and tribulations into a NY Times bestseller? In this seven-week Los Angeles Memoir Writing Workshop, bestselling memoirist Wendy Lawless will share her secrets for turning your life’s twists and turns into lively drama! Her fun, all new in-class exercises will help you infuse your most fascinating...

No Upcoming Schedules
$425

7 sessions

Memoir Advanced: Memorable Memoir Workshop

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

Have you ever thought about turning your life’s trials and tribulations into a NY Times bestseller? In this seven-week Los Angeles Memoir Writing Workshop, bestselling memoirist Wendy Lawless will share her secrets for turning your life’s twists and turns into lively drama! Her fun, all new in-class exercises will help you infuse your most fascinating...

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$425

7 sessions

Memoir 2

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

Have you ever thought about turning your life’s trials and tribulations into a NY Times bestseller? In this six-week Los Angeles Memoir Writing Workshop, bestselling memoirist Brett Paesel will share her secrets for turning your life’s twists and turns into lively drama! Her fun, all new in-class exercises will help you infuse your most fascinating...

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$425

7 sessions

Writing Workshop - Advanced

at Mt. Washington Writers' Workshop

The Mt. Washington Writers’ Workshop offers serious, craft-focused workshops for writers of fiction and creative nonfiction, in an atmosphere of generosity and respect. Our Advanced Class focuses on workshopping and feedback that encourages the writer's unique voice and material, paired with an in-depth study of technique.  Activities include...

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$325

9 sessions

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
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