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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 career. Lauren will show you how to transform relationships gone bad, family feuds, adventures, and life’s minutia into two riveting five-minute pieces that are the perfect mix of vulnerability and comedic vavoom. She’ll even teach you how to expose your narrator’s flaws while also persuading the audience to root for you.
By the end of the class, you’ll have crafted two polished stories based on upcoming Moth themes and be ready to blow the competition away at the Moth. You’ll get targeted feedback on your tales to help you polish up your diddies and you’ll perform one of them at a show at a professional theater! Before you know it, you’ll join the ranks of the 17 students who won StorySLAMs and 3 who won GrandSLAMs from taking this class.
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Writing Pad classes aren’t stuffy. They’re pampering, relaxing and inspiring. At each class you can expect:
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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...
Mon, Oct 14
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Meets 4 Times
Wed, Oct 16
1:15pm - 4:15pm
Meets 4 Times
Thu, Oct 17
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Meets 4 Times
Mon, Oct 21
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Meets 4 Times
Wed, Oct 23
1:15pm - 4:15pm
Meets 4 Times
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Monday Oct 14th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm(4 sessions)
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
On this class students will learn to improve their sentence structure, grammar, punctuation and spelling. Understanding different audiences will allow students to produce clear and effective emails, reports and proposals. The hands-on exercises make the course interactive and fun, plus they are full of tips and techniques you can use immediately....
Friday Nov 8th, 9am - 4:30pm
It's one of the dream jobs of many comedians: working in a real writers' room on the staff of a hit TV sitcom. But how do you get that job? What is it like? And most importantly... can I really do it? In this intense six-week course, students will begin to craft their very own sitcom script in a classroom experience designed to mimic working in an...
Wednesday Oct 16th, 7pm - 10pm(6 sessions)
Do you want to write for television, but don’t know where to start? Not to worry. Veteran TV writer Steven Peros will provide the foundation you need to begin your journey into the world of writing for the small screen. Steven has sold four pilots (to MTV and NBC-Universal, among others), and wrote for one of AMC’s first scripted series, (which...
Killer TV Pilot Architecture clinic. Writing a TV pilot is a tall order for anyone and without firm footing, your feet are as good as clay. Fortunately, whether you’re writing a thriller set in outer space or an angsty teen love romance set on a Montana ranch there’s a set of basic principles that will help you consistently arrive at “the end.”...
Instructor: Mathieu Cailler Have you dreamed about getting a short story published in a literary journal like McSweeney’s? Now’s your chance! In this 5-week Los Angeles short story workshop, Mathieu Cailler (The Los Angeles Times, Saturday Evening Post) will help you craft a brilliant, heartfelt tale about the human condition! Through fun, in-class...
Sunday Oct 27th, 2pm - 5pm(5 sessions)
Spend two days with screenwriting industry professionals, learning how to write and understand the pitching process. What to expect in this class: Group talks by professional filmmakers and writers. Write your own story and understand how professional scripts are formatted. Listen to professional actors read your scripts aloud and direct them...
Saturday Oct 19th, 10am - 6pm(2 sessions)
Have you fantasized about seeing a story of yours published in Zyzzyva? Award-winning writer, Dominica Phetteplace will give you the resources, structure, and inspiration to hustle your work effectively into a literary magazine, and she’ll take the pain out of the submission process. In this 1-day publishing workshop in San Francisco, she will even...
Saturday Oct 19th, 10:30am - 1:30pm
Is it your dream to create the next Serial, This American Life, or Startup? If so, this is the class for you! In this five-week Los Angeles Podcasting Class, Podcasting expert Anna Scott will teach you the fundamentals of this engaging new storytelling form. Through informative craft lectures, in-class writing exercises, deconstructing successful...
Tuesday Nov 5th, 7pm - 10pm(5 sessions)
You dream of writing a killer script that launches you to the top of “The Black List” and gets you a seven figure deal. If so, veteran screenwriter Chris Reed (12 scripts sold) can help. He’s written for all the big boys, Disney, Fox, Sony, and Nickelodeon and even created the a screenplay “Jaguar” that would eventually become “The Lion...
Monday Nov 4th, 7pm - 10pm(5 sessions)
Do you have a hysterical idea for next season’s hit breakout comedy? Then this five-week TV Comedy Pilot Writing Workshop in Los Angeles is for you. Let your instructor share his secrets for developing the DNA of your show, finding the funny, developing characters that bring us back, season after season. Through lively craft lectures and the instructor's...
Tuesday Oct 29th, 7pm - 10pm(5 sessions)
The day of the marathon, On the Page Writers’ Studio will be open 9AM to Midnight. Feel free to show up any time that day. Drop in and out, or write the entire 15 hours! Just bring your computer and plug in. Once you’re there, a schedule will be posted with “quiet writing time” of 75 minutes, with 15 minute breaks in-between. Writing instructor...
Sunday Oct 20th, 9am - 11:55pm
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...
Sunday Oct 20th, 9:30am - 6:30pm
Is it your dream to write the great American novel? In this 5 week Los Angeles intro novel writing workshop, successful novelist Jennifer Brody will teach you the fundamentals of long form fiction! She’ll also teach you techniques for creating a thrilling story arc, irresistible dialogue, characters and conflict. If you like, you can even bring...
Sunday Oct 20th, 6pm - 9pm(5 sessions)
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. Have you always wanted to write and perform a solo show? Does the idea thrill and/or terrify you? Do you feel like you've got a story to tell...but you're not quite sure what it is yet? You're not alone! Come and join me for a fun...
Monday Oct 21st, 11:30am - 1pm(6 sessions)
Have you dreamed of being published? Are you ready to be published now? Do you want to see your book on Amazon.com? It just takes know-how to put it together into a finished piece. You’ll learn how to: be quickly and easily published how to offer pay-per-download from your website how to convert your manuscript to Kindle for FREE...
Tuesday Nov 5th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
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. The 90-Day Rewrite Telecourse is an ongoing weekly workshop for memoirists and novelists who seek to complete their work for publication. Prerequisite: completion of a first draft. Each week students read their work and...
Tuesday Oct 22nd, 12pm - 1:30pm(12 sessions)
You’ve got your killer beats. Maybe you’ve even got your fine-tuned outline. But how do you turn those raw materials into the beating heart of an amazing script–the scene? In this one day Scene Writing Workshop, veteran TV and screenwriter Steve Peros (22 scripts sold) will show you how to build your story from the inside out, making each scene...
Sunday Oct 27th, 2pm - 5pm
Is it ‘who or whom’, ‘She and I’ or ‘her and me’? Bad grammar makes a bad impression. If you want to succeed, you must communicate properly. Find out about the most common mistakes people make and learn to avoid them in this intensive grammar workshop. Rediscover the basics of good sentence structure and discuss principles like making subjects...
Monday Oct 28th, 7pm - 10pm
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