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Gotham Writers' Workshop

Gotham Writers' Workshop

Professional
Hell's Kitchen, New York, New York
(557 Reviews)

Gotham Writers Workshop is a creative home in New York City and Online where writers develop their craft and come together in the spirit of discovery and fellowship. We’ve been teaching creative writing to students since 1993.

We believe that everyone has a story to tell. Indeed, many stories. Keep your eyes and mind open and you will find them everywhere. And we can help you tell your stories better.

Whether you’re a new writer looking to explore, or an experienced writer looking to strengthen your skills, our classes will help you reach your goals—through clear instruction on elements of craft, critique in a safe environment, and a structured process that keeps your work on track.

We also teach Business Writing, with the same verve and expertise we bring to our creative writing courses.

We strive to give each student the best possible learning experience. Class size is strictly limited so you never get lost in a crowd. And our instructors are consistently excellent—working writers who are as skilled at teaching as they are at writing.

Thousands of people have been enriched by the Gotham experience. It’s why we’ve been around for over twenty-five years.

Reviews of Gotham Writers' Workshop

(557 Reviews)
TV Writing Level 1: One Day Intensive

1/14/2019
Hortense G.

Attended: TV Writing Level 1: One Day Intensive


The teacher was friendly and informed, and I learned a lot. This was a good introduction to the genre of writing for TV.

Songwriting Intensive

1/14/2019
Day P.

Attended: Songwriting Intensive


Alex is an expert who also knows how to teach, engage and inspire. She adapts to students’ interests and creates a safe space to learn. I especially appreciated her structured format and rhythm of teaching concepts, showing songs to demonstrate, followed by experiential exercises. The pacing kept me engaged throughout the day. I highly recommend this for both people who have never written a song and experienced songwriters looking for concepts, form and structure to take their songwriting deeper.

TV Writing Level 1: One Day Intensive

1/14/2019
Anonymous

Attended: TV Writing Level 1: One Day Intensive


I initially thought a day-long class would be daunting, even intimidating, but Jim Mendrinos is personable, funny, and clearly knows all the ins and outs of TV. I love that no matter the show mentioned, he has knowledgeable input. I couldn't recommend the class enough.

Humor Writing Level 1: One Day Intensive

1/13/2019
Kristen R.

Attended: Humor Writing Level 1: One Day Intensive


Nelsie is amazing!!!

Personal Essay Writing One Day Intensive

1/13/2019
Thomas R.

Attended: Personal Essay Writing One Day Intensive


Good experience. Felt a little behind the rest of the class but I enjoyed listening to experienced writers.

Write-In

1/13/2019
Camylle F.

Attended: Write-In


Fantastic way to spend a Friday evening. Lovely way to meet friends. Totally helped me with my writing. Also great snacks!

TV Writing Level 1: One Day Intensive

12/7/2018
Anonymous

Attended: TV Writing Level 1: One Day Intensive


This instructor really broke down the structure of various types of television shows in a way that was accessible and clear. It is a very useful start for anyone interested in TV writing. However, the 10 week course has a more in depth and well-paced approach that may make more sense if one would like to walk away with a workshopped TV writing sample or full spec script.

TV Writing Level 1: One Day Intensive

12/1/2018
Steve D.

Attended: TV Writing Level 1: One Day Intensive


A great one day course if your going in to TV writing, Lots to absorb so pay attention! The Instructor got right to the point and has lots of experience!!

Grammar: The Basics: Level I

11/17/2018
Keysha G.

Attended: Grammar: The Basics: Level I


Enjoyable!!!

Creative Writing 101 Level 1: 6 Weeks

11/15/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Creative Writing 101 Level 1: 6 Weeks


Good fun class. I thought instructor could have been more critical but gets you writing in a nice environment

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555 8th Ave Ste 1402, New York, New York 10018
Gotham Writers' Workshop
Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan
555 8th Ave Ste 1402
Between W 37th & W 38th Streets
New York, New York 10018

Upcoming Classes at Gotham Writers' Workshop

Creative Writing 101 One Day Intensive
Creative Writing 101 One Day Intensive
Next start date:

Friday Jan 25th, 10am - 5pm

Write-In
Write-In
Next start date:

Friday Jan 25th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Memoir Writing Level I: One Day Intensive
Memoir Writing Level I: One Day Intensive
Next start date:

Friday Feb 1st, 10am - 5pm

How to Get Published Level 1: One Day Intensive
How to Get Published Level 1: One Day Intensive
Next start date:

Friday Feb 1st, 10am - 5pm

Creative Writing 101 Level 1: 6 Weeks
Creative Writing 101 Level 1: 6 Weeks
Next start date:

Sunday Feb 3rd, 12pm - 3pm

Blog Writing Level 1: 6 Week Class
Blog Writing Level 1: 6 Week Class
Next start date:

Wednesday Feb 6th, 7pm - 10pm

Social Media Intensive
Social Media Intensive
Next start date:

Friday Feb 8th, 10am - 5pm

Business Writing Level 1: One Day Intensive
Business Writing Level 1: One Day Intensive
Next start date:

Friday Feb 15th, 10am - 5pm

Blog Writing Level 1: One Day Intensive
Blog Writing Level 1: One Day Intensive
Next start date:

Friday Feb 22nd, 10am - 5pm

Fiction Writing Level 1 One Day Intensive
Fiction Writing Level 1 One Day Intensive
Next start date:

Friday Feb 22nd, 10am - 5pm

Dialogue Writing Level 1 One Day Intensive
Dialogue Writing Level 1 One Day Intensive
Next start date:

Saturday Feb 23rd, 11am - 6pm

Grammar: The Basics: Level I
Grammar: The Basics: Level I
Next start date:

Saturday Feb 23rd, 11am - 6pm

Screenwriting Level 1 One Day Intensive
Screenwriting Level 1 One Day Intensive
Next start date:

Saturday Feb 23rd, 11am - 6pm

Blog Basics Level 1: One Day Intensive
Blog Basics Level 1: One Day Intensive
Next start date:

Saturday Feb 23rd, 11am - 6pm

The Editor’s Eye Level I: One Day Intensive
The Editor’s Eye Level I: One Day Intensive
Next start date:

Saturday Feb 23rd, 11am - 6pm

Article Writing Level 1: One Day Intensive
Article Writing Level 1: One Day Intensive
Next start date:

Saturday Feb 23rd, 11am - 6pm

Just Write
Just Write
Next start date:

Monday Feb 25th, 10am - 1pm

Personal Essay Writing One Day Intensive
Personal Essay Writing One Day Intensive
Next start date:

Friday Mar 1st, 10am - 5pm

Children’s Book Writing Level I One Day Intensive
Children’s Book Writing Level I One Day Intensive
Next start date:

Friday Mar 1st, 10am - 5pm

Character Development One Day Intensive
Character Development One Day Intensive
Next start date:

Friday Mar 8th, 10am - 5pm

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Teachers at Gotham Writers' Workshop

Akil Kumarasamy Alanna Schubach Alex Forbes Alex Mindt Alexander Steele Alexis Schaitkin Alexis Atkinson Alice Bradley Alison Stein Wellner Alison Espach Amelia Blanquera Andrew Collins Anita Diggs Arlaina Tibensky Ashley Shelby Aspen Matis Barbara DeMarco-Barrett BC Edwards Benjamin Obler Beth Livermore Betsey Odell Blaise Allysen Kearsley Brendan Halpin Britt Gambino Bruce Cherry C.C. Webster Carl Capotorto Carmen Bugan Carole Bugge Carolyn Maccullough Chloé Caldwell Chris Prioleau Christine Reilly Christopher Dietrich Colleen Kinder Corie Hengst Cullen Thomas Dalia Pagani Dan Lopez Dana Miller David LaBarca David Seigerman David LaBarca David Kuelz David Seigerman David Title David Pace David Farley David Rice David Yoo Diana Spechler Divya Sood Dominic Preziosi Doug Katz Dov SS Simens Dr. Steve Albrecht Edward Einhorn Elane Johnson Elizabeth Cohen Emily Rodriquez Emily Rodriquez Emily Rapp Black Emma Pearse Erik Kraft Fran McNulty Francesca Ochoa Francis Flaherty Gabrielle Bellot Greg Fallis Hasanthika Sirisena Heather Wood Rudulph Ian S. Port Irene Zabytko J. L. Stermer J.S. Breukelaar Jaime Karnes James Steerman James Yeh James Bosley Janet Flora Janice Erlbaum Jason Greiff Jeffrey Mosier Jen Glantz Jennifer Udden Jennifer Armstrong Jennifer Keishin Armstrong Jennifer Marie Brissett Jeremy Wechter Jessica Sticklor Jessica Penner Jessie Sholl Jil Picariello Jim Mendrinos Jody Gray Joe Okonkwo John Kachuba John Oliver Hodges Jolie DeFeis Jon Reiner Jon Gingerich Jonathan Mandell Josh Sippie Juan Vasquez Julia Dahl Justina Ireland Kamilah Moon Kara Lee Corthron Karen Kingsley Karen Sieber Karyn Casl Kate Angus Kate Moses Katherine Taylor Keith Nishida Kelly Caldwell Ken Derry Kesi Augustine Kim Brittingham Kim Liao Kimberlee Auerbach Kody Keplinger Kuros Charney Kurt Opprecht Laura Yeager Laura Wolner Laura Cahill Leigh Michaels Lev AC Rosen Lilly O'Donnell Lisa Reardon Lisa Kaufman Madeline Valentine Mara Reinstein Marco Shalma Margaret Meacham Marie Carter Mary Donnelly Mary Anderson Masha Hamilton Matthew Cody Matthew Lippman Max Adams Meghan Kenny Melissa Petro Michael Dunphy Michael Eldridge Michael Jones Michael Backus Michael Montlack Michael Leviton Michael Q. Boyd Michaela Roessner Mike Luongo Mike Dunphy Mo Krochmal N. West Moss Nan Mooney Nancy Weber Nelsie Spencer Nelsie Spencer Nina Boutsikaris Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich Pamela Harris Patty Lamberti Paul Zimmerman Paul Witcover Pete Jensen Peter Stass Peter Finch Phat Chiem Polly Bresnick R. Dean Johnson Raven Burnett Richard Caliban Rob Decina Robert Repino Roohi Choudhry Rory Haines Roseanne Wells Ryan Britt Ryan Tymensky Sara Barron Sarah McColl Sarah Bruni Sarah Langan Scott Cheshire Scott LaCounte Scott Alexander Hess Season Harper-Fox Season Harper-Fox Seth Fried Shahnaz Habib Shamar Hill Shari Goldhagen Shelly Oria Stacey Pershall Stacy Pershall Stacy Pershall Stacy Parker Le Melle Steph Spector Stephanie Paterik Steven James Snyder Sue Henderson Susan Breen T Kira Madden Tal McThenia Tamara Guirado Tatjana Soli Thais Miller Tom Brennan Tommy Jenkins Tony Conniff Vanessa King Weike Wang Zaina Arafat
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