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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

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

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Memoir 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 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...

Tuesday Oct 1st, 7pm - 10pm

  (10 sessions)
$460

10 sessions

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Memoir Workshop

at The Writers Studio - Greenwich Village 740 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

What is so challenging about writing a memoir is that you are asking yourself to take the charged events of your life and shape them aesthetically, so they appeal to a reader, a reader who doesn’t know you and doesn’t necessarily care what happened to you – unless you can make them. Using the tried and true Writers Studio method, we will closely...

Thursday Oct 3rd, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$410

8 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...

Saturday Sep 28th, 3pm - 5pm

How to Write a Non-Fiction Book Proposal

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

Do you want to turn your reporting or your passion project into a non-fiction book? First, you’ll need to convince an agent or a publisher that your idea is marketable. That’s where the book proposal comes in. In this workshop, entertainment journalist and published author Jennifer Keishin Armstrong will take you through the following elements,...

Tuesday Sep 24th, 6:30pm - 9pm

Writing in French 4: Creative Writing

at Coucou French Classes - SoHo 253 Centre St 2nd & 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10013

Want to give French creative writing a shot? We’ll analyze a few different pieces of French fiction and poetry, paying close attention to style and voice. After, you’ll have the chance to work on a rough draft or simply an idea that you’d like to put on paper in French. The focus will be on poetry, fiction, non-fiction. Prerequisite: Open...

Saturday Sep 21st, 1pm - 4pm

$123.48

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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

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

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

Life Stories

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

For people who have lived and worked and want to write about their childhood as well as their more recent past. Whether you are a published writer or last wrote in a childhood diary, you are welcome in this class. Mark Twain said, “The difference between the almost right word & the right word is the difference between lightning and lightning...

Tuesday Oct 29th, 10am - 12pm

  (8 sessions)
$460

8 sessions

Non-Fiction Book Proposals and the Publishing Process

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights 190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

You've found a killer true story or you're researching a fascinating subject and you want to write a book about it. But how do you start? Join published authors Brooke Borel and Sarah Lohman for an introductory workshop on putting together a nonfiction book proposal, getting your proposal published, and the ins and...

Tuesday Oct 1st, 6:30pm - 10pm

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

Article Writing Level 1: 10 Week Workshop

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Midtown 1501 Broadway 11th Fl, 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...

Wednesday Oct 2nd, 7pm - 10pm

  (10 sessions)
$460

10 sessions

Shaping the Stories in Our Lives

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

Every life has stories worth writing. This class provides tools to overcome fear of the blank page and writing prompts to jump-start the creative process. Inspired by collaborative discussion and examples of great writing, participants will hone in on their stories and explore elements of craft.  No pre-registration requirement. Open to writers...

Tuesday Nov 5th, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

  (7 sessions)
$402

7 sessions

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