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Memoir Writing Level I: One Day Intensive

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Hell's Kitchen 555 8th Ave 14th Flr. Ste 1402, New York, New York 10018

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...

Friday Jan 10th, 10am - 5pm

Children’s Book Writing Level I One Day Intensive

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Flatiron 30 W 16 St, New York, New York 10011

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 Jan 11th, 11am - 6pm

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Memoir Writing Level 1: 10-Week Workshop

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

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 Jan 6th, 7pm - 10pm

  (10 sessions)
$460

10 sessions

Creative Nonfiction 101 Level 1: 6 Weeks

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Hell's Kitchen 555 8th Ave 14th Flr. Ste 1402, New York, New York 10018

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...

Wednesday Jan 15th, 2pm - 5pm

  (6 sessions)
$350

6 sessions

Television Comedy Workshop

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

This is the only class of its kind—run like a real writer’s room on a 30 minute TV comedy series, taught by a professional showrunner with over 25 years of industry experience—and featuring the work of a community of talented student writers. Working with your classmates, and under the showrunning mentorship of Jerry Perzigian, you’ll develop...

Thursday Jan 16th, 7pm - 10pm

  (4 sessions)
$375

4 sessions

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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 angle...

Monday Dec 16th, 6:30pm - 8pm

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...

Monday Jan 6th, 7pm - 10pm

  (8 sessions)
$349

8 sessions

Article Writing Level 1: One Day Intensive

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

Feature articles are the human side of journalism—pieces that go beyond the facts, exploring the world in a personal and compelling way. Such articles can examine virtually any topic, from the latest news to the newest trends to profiles of interesting people. And they can even grow into narrative nonfiction books. To succeed at features, you need...

Saturday Feb 29th, 11am - 6pm

Personal Essay Writing One Day Intensive

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Flatiron 30 W 16 St, New York, New York 10011

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 Jan 11th, 11am - 6pm

Stand-Up Comedy Writing Intensive

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Flatiron 30 W 16 St, New York, New York 10011

The One-Day Intensives are seven-hour crash courses. You are immersed in a topic through a mixture of brief lectures that hit the high-points and writing exercises that let you immediately try your hand at what you’ve just learned. The Intensives provide an excellent overview of their fields, ideal for both the beginner and someone wanting a quick...

Saturday Jan 11th, 11am - 6pm

Intro to Fiction

at West Side YMCA - Community Arts - Midtown 5 W 63rd St, New York, New York 10023

In this class, beginning and intermediate-level fiction students work toward building short stories and novel chapters by learning the elements of craft, which include conflict, tension, characterization, voice, setting, dialogue, and scene vs. summary.   Class sessions will be devoted to craft lessons, studying excellent published works,...

Wednesday Jan 15th, 1pm - 3pm

  (6 sessions)
$353

6 sessions

Jumpstart Your Memoir: Writing from the Heart

at New York Open Center - Flatiron 22 E 30th St, New York, New York 10016

Nancy Slonim Aronie inspires us to reclaim our authentic voices, to write in our own rhythms, in our own language, without trying to sound like a “writer.” She creates a safe space where all who want to write can access boundless inner creativity, let go of the inner critic, and let the juices flow. In this workshop, you cannot be “wrong.” ...

Saturday Dec 14th, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Filling the Well

at West Side YMCA - Community Arts - Midtown 5 W 63rd St, New York, New York 10023

This is the perfect class for fiction writers who want to be writing but aren't, or those who feel stuck on a current project. This is a generating class in which students write new material or advance pre-existing short stories or novel chapters. The class provides weekly deadlines, through fun and challenging prompts, that serve as pricks to the...

Tuesday Jan 14th, 6:45pm - 8:45pm

  (6 sessions)
$353

6 sessions

Personal Essay Writing

at Q.E.D. - Astoria 27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria, New York 11105

Everyone has a story. Now, it's time to share yours. Personal essays expose what makes us human. From fundamental truths about life to stories that illustrate the sheer absurdity of the world around us, our experiences shape us and help better understand one another — and ourselves. This class offers insight into the personal essay ideation process...

Sunday Jan 5th, 3pm - 5pm

Written in the Stars—A Workshop on Poetry and Astrology

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

Even if we were all to speak the same language, we would speak it differently. This is what makes communication so exciting and so troublesome. For those of us who seek connection that is beyond our personal context, symbolic archetypes can offer a great deal of information. Like math, astrology is a system shared between many cultures (with variation...

Thursday Dec 12th, 6pm - 9pm

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