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Memoir Writing Level 1: 10-Week Workshop

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - New York Zoom Conference, New York, New York 00000

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 Apr 6th, 7pm - 10pm

  (10 sessions)
$434

10 sessions

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Memoir Writing Level I: One Day Intensive

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

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 Apr 24th, 10am - 5pm

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Memoir Workshop

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at The Writers Studio - New York Instructor-led Online Learning, New York, New York 00000

In accordance with CDC recommendations, all NYC classes will meet via video chat until further notice. Class will be held at the scheduled time and students will have the option of using video chat with or without the camera enabled, or simply calling in with their phones. The technology is supplied by Google and is extremely easy to use. The teacher...

Thursday Apr 9th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$410

8 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 May 16th, 9:30am - 4pm

  (2 sessions)
$295

2 sessions

Memoir with Wendy Salinger

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

Nabokov said that the true purpose of memoir should be to discern and follow “the thematic designs of one’s life.” In that spirit, this class attempts to guide students in the quest to discover what story to tell and how to tell it. Class discussions — of works in progress and of weekly exercises written in reponse to excerpts from classic...

Tuesday Jun 9th, 6pm - 9pm

  (4 sessions)
$350

4 sessions

The Creativity Workshop

at The Creativity Workshop - Midtown 1441 Broadway 6th Fl, New York, New York 10018

The Creativity Workshop in New York City will help you become more creative in your personal and professional life. We use many techniques in creative writing memoir, art, photography, storytelling, mapmaking, mindfulness and guided visualization to help you explore your inner creativity. The Creativity Workshop is an experiential course of doing...

Friday Apr 17th, 10am - 1pm

  (4 sessions)
$895

4 sessions

Creative Writing 101 Level 1: 6 Weeks

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - New York Zoom Conference, New York, New York 00000

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...

Tuesday Apr 7th, 10am - 1pm

  (6 sessions)
$350

6 sessions

Creative Nonfiction 101 Level 1: 6 Weeks

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - New York Zoom Conference, New York, New York 00000

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 Apr 15th, 2pm - 5pm

  (6 sessions)
$350

6 sessions

Personal Essay Writing One Day Intensive

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Hell's Kitchen 555 8th Ave 14th Flr. 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 Jun 5th, 10am - 5pm

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Online Writing About Everyday Life

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at The Writers Studio - New York Instructor-led Online Learning, New York, New York 00000

Writers often find their richest material in their everyday lives. This material is easy to overlook as too pedestrian because it’s hard to see what’s so close to us. The exceptional poet, James Schuyler, revealed his longing for home in writing about his breakfast and Yannis Ritsos revealed his and his fellow prisoners’ anguish in exile in...

Tuesday Apr 7th, 8:30pm - 9:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$325

6 sessions

Humor Writing Level 1: One Day Intensive

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Hell's Kitchen 555 8th Ave 14th Flr. 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 Jun 12th, 10am - 5pm

Humor Writing Level 1: 10-Week Workshop

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - New York Zoom Conference, New York, New York 00000

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...

Thursday Apr 16th, 7pm - 10pm

  (10 sessions)
$460

10 sessions

How to Free The Writer in You

at The Academi Of Life - Midtown East 155 E 55th St Suite 201, New York, New York 10022

Everything in your life, from the mundane to the extraordinary, is a story waiting to be told. Many of us want to leave behind a record of our lives that we were here. Yes, our footprint. In this workshop, you will discover your own unique and powerful story. We will use the memoir form of writing to encourage you to live out loud and to help you...

Saturday May 16th, 1pm - 4pm

Just Write

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Hell's Kitchen 555 8th Ave 14th Flr. 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....

Wednesday May 27th, 7pm - 10pm

  (6 sessions)
$210

6 sessions

Dreaming on the Page: Creative Empowerment

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

Dreaming on the Page: Creative Empowerment through Writing and Dream Analysis Nighttime dreaming and writing make perfect bedfellows. Tapping into the intersection of these two universal and powerful modalities will allow us to home in on the wisdom of our dreaming minds and supercharge our writing. Exercises, games, and guided meditations in a safe,...

Monday Jun 22nd, 8am - 10am

  (5 sessions)
$210

5 sessions

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