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Writing the Personal Essay

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights, New York

In this one-day weekend writing workshop, we'll look at the art of writing the personal essay. From the New York Times' Modern Love column, newspapers to magazines, the personal essay is one of the most popular ways to tell your stories and get published in the mainstream media. This class will provide practical guidelines for your piece and exercises...

Sunday Dec 18th, 10am

(438)

Creative Nonfiction 101: Level 1

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

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 Jan 9th, 10am

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(249)

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Memoir Writing Intensive

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Flatiron, New York

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 Jan 7th, 11am

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(249)

Essay & Opinion Writing Level 1

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

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

Monday Jan 9th, 7pm

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(249)

Memoir Writing Level 2

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

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 Jan 10th, 7pm

Other dates (3)
(249)

Article Writing Level 1

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

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 Jan 9th, 7pm

(249)

Memoir Writing Level 1

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

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...

$300

10 sessions

Monday Jan 9th, 10am

Other dates (4)
(249)

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

at Q.E.D. - Astoria, New York

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 Dec 11th, 3pm

(84)

Article Writing Intensive

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

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 Jan 27th, 10am

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(249)

Personal Essay Writing Intensive

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

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,...

Saturday Feb 25th, 11am

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(249)

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The Editor’s Eye Intensive

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Flatiron, New York

Every writer needs a good editor to push the work to its best possible state. But your work won’t reach a professional editor unless it’s already in excellent shape. A dilemma, to be sure. That’s why you need to be a skilled editor of your own work. Perhaps your great ideas and stories are clouded by such things as clunky language, pallid verbs,...

Saturday Jan 7th, 11am

(249)

Creative Writing 101 Intensive

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Flatiron, New York

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...

Saturday Jan 7th, 11am

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(249)

Creative Writing 101 Level 1

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

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...

$200

6 sessions

Monday Jan 9th, 2pm

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(249)

How to Get Published Level 1

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

You’ve spent months, or years, sweating and swearing over a book and now you’re ready to draw the interest of agents and/or publishing houses. Or perhaps you’re in the midst of writing a book and you want to know the publishing challenges up ahead. The question looms: how do you get a book published? Here you will learn how to navigate the ins-and-outs...

$150

2 sessions

Tuesday Dec 6th, 7pm

(249)

Humor Writing Level 1

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

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...

$450

10 sessions

Tuesday Jan 10th, 7pm

(249)
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