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Article Writing Intensive

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Hell's Kitchen
1450 Broadway, New York, New York 10001

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...

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Saturday Feb 25th, 11am

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Memoir Writing 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 unconventionalor 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...

Monday Mar 20th, 10am

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Personal Essay Writing 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 Mar 24th, 10am

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Travel Writing Intensive

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Hell's Kitchen
1450 Broadway, New York, New York 10001

Travel writing lets us traverse the world on page or screen, journeying everywhere from the cobblestone streets of Amsterdam to the brilliant-white beaches of Zanzibar. Reading about travel can provide the inspiration and information to set us in motion, or it can transport foreign locales right into our homes. Spin the globe to anyplace you like....

Saturday Apr 8th, 11am

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You Want to Write for Print? Sh*t You Gotta Know

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

Mike Sacks, Vanity Fair editor and author of four humor books, teaches a workshop on humor writing for print and how to get published.  Advanced purchase is mandatory.  Bonus:  Two of Mike's heralded books are on sale in the QED bookshop.

Sunday Mar 19th, 3pm

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Article Writing Level 1

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Hell's Kitchen
1450 Broadway, New York, New York 10001

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...

$450

10 sessions

Monday Apr 17th, 7pm

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Memoir Writing with Leigh Stein

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

Steve Almond has said, "write about what you can't get rid of by other means."  The memoir is a genre driven by obsession: what happened (how could that have happened), what was said, what was lost, what was broken, what was mended. This class is for writers who are haunted by a true story they feel compelled to tell. We'll learn strategies for...

$400

6 sessions

Thursday Apr 6th, 6:30pm

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Video Game Writing Intensive

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Hell's Kitchen
1450 Broadway, New York, New York 10001

How much can you learn in one day? Plenty. As you will discover in one of our One-Day Intensives in New York City. 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....

Saturday Apr 8th, 11am

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Writing to Awaken: Memoir as a Path of Transformation

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

“When you tell the truth, your story changes. When your story changes, your life is transformed.”  — Mark Matousek This transformational, one-day workshop is an intimate exploration of personal identity through expressive writing. Using targeted questions, radical truth-telling, and self-inquiry, we will explore the narratives of our lives,...

Saturday Mar 18th, 10am

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The Art of the Essay

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

Learn what makes a good idea; how to write an op-ed, a personal essay and a nonfiction essay; and what publications are looking for right now.

$195

6 sessions

Tuesday Apr 25th, 7pm

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Everyone’s a Critic: Writing as Reflex

at Pioneer Works - Red Hook
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

The “death” of criticism has been endlessly theorized in essays, conferences, and books since at least the 1990s. Panel discussions ask existential questions like “Is criticism still relevant?,” “Has the curator replaced the critic?,” or “Is the collector the new critic?” A controversial collection of essays entitled The Crisis...

$250

6 sessions

Tuesday Apr 4th, 7pm

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Creative Writing 101 Level 1

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

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...

$340

6 sessions

Thursday Mar 2nd, 7pm

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Children’s Book Writing Intensive

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Hell's Kitchen
1450 Broadway, New York, New York 10001

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 Feb 25th, 11am

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Creative Writing 101 Intensive

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

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 Mar 13th, 10am

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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...

$373

7 sessions

Tuesday Feb 28th, 6:45pm

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