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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...

Saturday Sep 28th, 3pm - 5pm

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....

Wednesday Oct 2nd, 7pm - 10pm

  (10 sessions)
$460

10 sessions

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Personal Essay Writing One Day Intensive

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

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,...

Friday Nov 1st, 10am - 5pm

Writing Your Mind: The Art of the Personal Essay

at Bronxville Adult School - Bronxville 177 Pondfield Rd, Bronxville, New York 10708

For most of us, generating ideas is easy—we've got opinions, stories to share, points of view—but crafting these beginning points into a powerful political or persuasive personal essay can feel like an overwhelming project. In this inspiring course, each student will work to bring an essay to fruition, from conception to first draft to completion,...

Tuesday Oct 8th, 7pm - 9pm

  (5 sessions)
$155

5 sessions

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The Art of Personal Narrative

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

This open-level class is for anyone interested in writing personal narrative in any form: memoir, creative nonfiction, or personal essay. Through insightful critique and focused discussion, we hone the tools of strong writing: distinctive voice, precise language, resonant imagery, vivid sensory description, dramatic scene and dialogue, and inventive...

Thursday Oct 31st, 6:45pm - 8:45pm

  (7 sessions)
$402

7 sessions

Memoir Writing Level I: One Day Intensive

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Hell's Kitchen 555 8th Ave 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 Dec 20th, 10am - 5pm

Creative Writing 101 Level 1: 6 Weeks

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

Are you eager to test the waters of creative writing but not sure where to start, or how? Have you written previously but been away for a while and hope to dip back in? Here you will be guided surely and safely into the writing life. There’s no pressure to work on a specific project or even settle on which type of creative writing you prefer. The...

Monday Sep 30th, 7pm - 10pm

  (6 sessions)
$350

6 sessions

Creative Nonfiction 101 Level 1: 6 Weeks

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Midtown 1501 Broadway 11th Fl, 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 Sep 30th, 7pm - 10pm

  (6 sessions)
$350

6 sessions

ESL Placement Test

at Baruch College - CAPS - Murray Hill 10010

New students must take the English as a Second Language placement test before registering for ESL classes. The test takes approximately 2.5 hours and includes: a narrative writing sample, an expository essay, listening comprehension, reading comprehension, grammar, and vocabulary questions. Please Note: Classroom location listings are also posted...

Friday Sep 20th, 10am - 12:30pm

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Article Writing Level 1: One Day Intensive

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

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 Nov 9th, 11am - 6pm

Basics of Narrative Writing

at Newmark Graduate School of Journalism - Midtown 219 W 40th St, New York, New York 10018

Narrative writing is a chronological, character-centered, scene-driven genre that deeply engages readers and triggers empathy for a story. But this description is only the armature of narrative writing; the discipline also requires writers to open up their writing. In this hands-on two-session workshop, writers will learn how to do just that. The...

Wednesday Nov 6th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (2 sessions)
$99

2 sessions

Personal Narrative for the Actor

at The Barrow Group Acting School - Hell's Kitchen 312 W 36th St 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10018

As actors, our calling is to inhabit the lives and stories of others. In this introductory workshop we will begin to investigate the power of our own urgent lives and personal lore and explore our human urge to stand up and tell, create a funny podcast or write an intimate essay or monologue. We will generate the seeds to craft the material of our...

Thursday Oct 3rd, 2:30pm - 5:30pm

Humor Writing Level 1: 10-Week Workshop

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

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...

Wednesday Oct 2nd, 7pm - 10pm

  (10 sessions)
$460

10 sessions

Don't Think, Just Write

at Bronxville Adult School - Bronxville 177 Pondfield Rd, Bronxville, New York 10708

You think about writing, but every time you face the blank page, anxiety takes over and you can’t let yourself go. Maybe you have an idea for a novel, journal or essay, but feel confused and don’t know how to start. This is the class for you! Our goal is to create a relaxed and creative environment, where students will learn basic techniques to...

Monday Oct 21st, 7pm - 8:30pm

  (3 sessions)
$75

3 sessions

Intensive English Course

at Brooklyn School of Languages - Brooklyn Heights 16 Court Street, Brooklyn, New York 11241

This course is for students looking for a more full-time program than the Standard English course. It includes 30 lessons (22.5 hours) each week. The first 20 lessons take place in the morning and use a communicative method of teaching to increase the students’ knowledge of general English by improving their reading, writing, speaking, and listening...

Monday Sep 23rd, 8:15am - 9:45am

  (6 sessions)
$620

6 sessions

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