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Memoir Writing Intensive

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

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...

Saturday Apr 8th, 11am

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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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Creative Nonfiction 101: Level 1

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

$200

6 sessions

Monday Apr 17th, 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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Memoir Writing Level 2

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

This course helps you sharpen your skills at memoir craft and work toward completion of one or two short memoirs or a book. Writers often repeat Memoir II to continue their projects.  Course components:  Lectures Writing exercises  Workshopping of student projects (each student presenting work two times) Prerequisite: Memoir Writing...

$450

10 sessions

Tuesday Apr 11th, 7pm

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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

(100)

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Article Writing Intensive

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

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...

Friday Apr 28th, 10am

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Memoir Writing Level 1

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

Using a balance of lecture, exercise, and feedback on work from the instructor and classmates, this course gives students a firm grounding in all the basics of memoir writing. Everything is presented in a clear, accessible manner. Write one or two short memoirs or begin a book Lectures on basics of memoir craft Writing exercises Present work for...

$450

10 sessions

Tuesday Apr 11th, 10am

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Essay & Opinion Writing Level 1

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

Using a balance of lecture, exercise, and feedback on work from the instructor and classmates, this course gives students a firm grounding in all the basics of essay and opinion writing. Everything is presented in a clear, accessible manner. Write one or two short pieces Lectures on basics of craft Writing exercises Present work for critique (two...

$450

10 sessions

Wednesday Apr 12th, 7pm

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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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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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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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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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