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Memoir Writing Level I: One Day Intensive

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Midtown 1501 Broadway St 11th Floor, New York, New York 10036

Every life holds many tales. Whether your life is wildly unconventional or relatively normal, there’s bound to be something fascinating about it. That’s why the contemporary memoir—everyday people telling their stories—has become such a popular phenomenon. A memoir covers an aspect of a life, whether it’s a short piece about, say, a bicycle...

Saturday Jul 27th, 11am - 6pm

Children’s Book Writing Level I One Day Intensive

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Midtown 1501 Broadway 11th Fl, New York, New York 10036

The quiet magic of Goodnight Moon grows into the zaniness of Dr. Seuss and widens into the dazzlement of Harry Potter then matures into the straight talk of Judy Blume and the gritty reality of The Outsiders. Such is the amazing journey children take through books. These stories are a treasured part of childhood and they linger for a lifetime. To...

Saturday Jun 22nd, 11am - 6pm

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Personal Essay Writing One Day Intensive

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Midtown 1501 Broadway 11th Fl, New York, New York 10036

What do you think about X or Y or Z? And how have your life experiences informed your views on these topics? That’s the essence of a personal essay: viewpoints filtered through the lens of your personal experience. Any topic goes, from the ridiculous to the sublime. Unlike the stiff essays you may have written in school, these should feel personal,...

Saturday Jun 22nd, 11am - 6pm

Creative Nonfiction 101 Level 1: 6 Weeks

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Midtown 1501 Broadway St 11th Floor, New York, New York 10036

Nonfiction—pieces that spring from the real world—is everywhere. Magazines, newspapers, books, blogs, websites. And nonfiction has grown more diverse and creative than ever, embracing all styles from straight to zany to lyrical, encompassing every topic imaginable from schoolyard memories to a trek in Nepal to the creation of the universe. Here...

Monday Jul 8th, 7pm - 10pm

  (6 sessions)
$350

6 sessions

Memoir Writing Level 1: 10-Week Workshop

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Hell's Kitchen 555 8th Ave Ste 1402, New York, New York 10018

This course gives you a firm grounding in the basics of memoir craft and gets you writing a short memoir (or two) or a book.  Course components: Lectures Writing exercises Workshopping of student projects (each student presenting work two times) Memoir I is for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals. Each week a new...

Monday Jul 8th, 2pm - 5pm

  (10 sessions)
$300

10 sessions

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Television Comedy Workshop

at Jacob Krueger Studio - Midtown 247 W 35th St 6th Fl, New York, New York 10001

You’ll learn the elements of a successful half-hour comedy series, and how to write a series pilot or series spec script that shows off your talent as a writer, but also your ability to demonstrate your professionalism to every network, studio, and series producer who reads it. By the time you’re done, you’ll not only have real world experience...

Wednesday Jul 17th, 7pm - 10pm

  (10 sessions)
$1,200

10 sessions

Graphic Novel Workshop

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Join graphic novelist Josh Bayer to work on developing a substantial story in graphic novel form by building solid work skills and polishing your narrative abilities through weekly assignments and critiques. Additionally, students are encouraged to discover new tools and how to best improve their drawing, digital and technical skills. For the Supply...

Monday Jun 24th, 7pm - 9pm

  (6 sessions)
$242

6 sessions

Sketch Writing Level One

at Magnet Training Center - Flatiron 22 W 32nd St 10th Fl, New York, New York 10001

This class will teach you concrete skills that will help you become a better sketch comedy writer. You will learn how to develop your ideas, clarify your premise, create characters, and understand what makes a good sketch work. The class will consist of lectures, writing assignments, and focused and fun workshops each week. This class is of 8 weeks...

Tuesday Jul 16th, 7pm - 10pm

  (8 sessions)
$349

8 sessions

Humor Writing Level 1: One Day Intensive

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Hell's Kitchen 555 8th Ave Ste 1402, New York, New York 10018

Who doesn’t love the pleasure of literary laughter? We’re talking about essays, memoirs, articles, short stories, and novels that are humorous. It can be anything from a true story about the special hell of raising kids to a far-fetched tale of a would-be knight tilting at windmills. As Mark Twain says, “The best way to cheer yourself up is to...

Friday Jul 19th, 10am - 5pm

Memoir Workshop

at The Writers Studio - Greenwich Village 740 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

What is so challenging about writing a memoir is that you are asking yourself to take the charged events of your life and shape them aesthetically, so they appeal to a reader, a reader who doesn’t know you and doesn’t necessarily care what happened to you – unless you can make them. Using the tried and true Writers Studio method, we will closely...

Wednesday Jul 10th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$410

8 sessions

Just Write

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Hell's Kitchen 555 8th Ave Ste 1402, New York, New York 10018

Do you find it hard to get yourself in a chair to write for a good stretch of time? If so, you’re not alone. That’s the beauty of Just Write. You gather with a group of writers once a week for three hours and you…just write. You work on a project of your choosing, which can be any type of writing—novel, script, memoir, stand-up routine, etc....

Thursday Jul 11th, 10am - 1pm

  (6 sessions)
$210

6 sessions

Essay & Opinion Writing Level 1: 10 Week Workshop

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Midtown 1501 Broadway 11th Fl, New York, New York 10036

This course gives you a firm grounding in the basics of essay/opinion writing craft and gets you writing an essay or opinion piece (or two). Course components: Lectures Writing exercises Workshopping of student projects (each student presenting work two times) Essay & Opinion I is for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals....

Monday Jul 8th, 7pm - 10pm

  (10 sessions)
$460

10 sessions

Stand-Up Comedy Writing Level 1: 10 Week Workshop

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Midtown 1501 Broadway 11th Fl, New York, New York 10036

Comics say it’s the greatest high. You step into the light, take a swig of water, pick up the mic, then reduce a crowd of people to a mass of helpless laughter. Sure, the risks are great—silence, heckling, humiliation—but on a good night a stand-up feels richer than Seinfeld and Rock combined. You “kill” or “die” depending on your material....

Tuesday Jul 9th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (10 sessions)
$460

10 sessions

Poetry Writing Level 1: 10-Week Workshop

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Hell's Kitchen 555 8th Ave Ste 1402, New York, New York 10018

Consider it the caviar of literature: tiny eggs with tremendous taste. Or the nitroglycerin: every drop explosive. Poetry's power has endured thousands of years, captivating the most passionate souls. If you hear mermaids singing or feel the winnowing wind or see the sun rising in ribbons, then you are one of these blissful few. To write excellent...

Tuesday Jul 9th, 7pm - 10pm

  (10 sessions)
$460

10 sessions

How to Write a Cookbook Proposal

at Brooklyn Brainery - Park Slope 1110 8th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Have you ever dreamed of writing a cookbook? Or a non-fiction narrative related to food? If you're a chef, food blogger, or journalist who would like to write a food-centric book, this class unlocks the mysteries of writing a killer book proposal for traditional publishers.  We will cover: How to develop a great...

Monday Aug 5th, 6:30pm - 8pm

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