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Gotham Writers' Workshop

Gotham Writers' Workshop

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Hell's Kitchen, New York, New York
(642 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

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

6/30/2019
Adejoke A.

Attended: TV Writing Level 1: One Day Intensive


Jim is very knowledgeable & shared his TV writing experience with us. I loved the class & wish I could learn more from him.

Children’s Book Writing Level I One Day Intensive

6/29/2019
Takeshi r.

Attended: Children’s Book Writing Level I One Day Intensive


I love this course and the teacher!

Memoir Writing Level I: One Day Intensive

6/29/2019
LinDa S.

Attended: Memoir Writing Level I: One Day Intensive


It was very insightful

Grammar 1: The Basics (One Day Intensive)

6/24/2019
Diana A.

Attended: Grammar 1: The Basics (One Day Intensive)


This was pure torture. The class was way too long, I honestly was not learning after 3:00 PM. As I was beyond bored and the majority of the class was falling asleep. I would never do one of these again. Ever! This grammar course gave me a lot of anxiety- I mean to be secluded with 15 other adults reading out of a colorless boring booklet- that specifically I can do on my own. I was expecting the teaching to be more modern -perhaps some videos, colorful handouts- anything to make it more interactive, interesting. ...Class breaks were very short- I would suggest 15 min instead of 10 min breaks. Thank you- I do realized I need so much more than just a single grammar class.

Children’s Book Writing Level I One Day Intensive

6/23/2019
michelle b.

Attended: Children’s Book Writing Level I One Day Intensive


Learned a lot. Instructor was experienced

Humor Writing Level 1: 10-Week Workshop

6/18/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Humor Writing Level 1: 10-Week Workshop


The Gotham writers class template based on booth reviews, was very limiting to the class. With such a small roster of students, it made no sense. I would not take another course.

Stand-Up Comedy Writing Level 1: 10 Week Workshop

6/18/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Stand-Up Comedy Writing Level 1: 10 Week Workshop


David is great! Inspired me to want to keep doing stand-up! Never realized life was so funny!

Creative Writing 101 Level 1: 6 Weeks

6/17/2019
Daniel W.

Attended: Creative Writing 101 Level 1: 6 Weeks


I’m a new writer and really enjoyed this class. My instructor was Divya. Pros * Good syllabus structure. Divya focused on one element at a time — eg specificity, sensory detail, dialogue, etc: First a short lecture structure on the topic (w/ time for questions), then an example text, and finally in class practice with the option to share * Good progression of material. Toward the end of class we started combining the elements and tools into more complex assignments * Fun, engaging discussions where everyone participated. Divya did a good job inviting ideas and questions from everyone * Good homework. Not too much pressure but still some encouragement to try what you learn * Supportive interesting classmates. * Divya responded to our interests: we wanted to cover structure, dialogue and the business of writing and so she made time to cover these Cons * Only 6 weeks! I’ll probably take the 10 week one too. * Honestly I searched my brain for bad things... uh, it rained every class? It’s hard to find fault with it! It was a good value!

Creative Writing 101 One Day Intensive

6/1/2019
Amanda F.

Attended: Creative Writing 101 One Day Intensive


I learned so much! I left inspired and like a had a leg up getting started on my writing. Seth was awesome as well - genuinely nice, funny and was a skilled teacher. The class was friendly and there was no pressure to read out work out loud (which I appreciated), but the discussions were really accessible and fun.

The Editor’s Eye Level I: One Day Intensive

5/28/2019
Anonymous

Attended: The Editor’s Eye Level I: One Day Intensive


Great instructor engaging and insightful!

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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

Write-In
Write-In
Next start date:

Friday Jul 19th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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

Friday Jul 26th, 10am - 5pm

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

Saturday Jul 27th, 11am - 6pm

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

Saturday Jul 27th, 11am - 6pm

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

Saturday Jul 27th, 11am - 6pm

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

Saturday Jul 27th, 11am - 6pm

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

Saturday Jul 27th, 11am - 6pm

Comics and Graphic Novels One Day Intensive
Comics and Graphic Novels One Day Intensive
Next start date:

Saturday Jul 27th, 11am - 6pm

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

Saturday Jul 27th, 11am - 6pm

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

Wednesday Jul 31st, 10am - 1pm

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

Friday Aug 2nd, 10am - 5pm

Grammar 1: The Basics (One Day Intensive)
Grammar 1: The Basics (One Day Intensive)
Next start date:

Friday Aug 2nd, 10am - 5pm

Action: Teen Scriptwriting Level I
Action: Teen Scriptwriting Level I
Next start date:

Monday Aug 5th, 3pm - 5pm

True Story: Teen Creative Non Fiction Level I - 4 Weeks
True Story: Teen Creative Non Fiction Level I - 4 Weeks
Next start date:

Tuesday Aug 6th, 3pm - 5pm

Business Writing Level 1: 6 Weeks
Business Writing Level 1: 6 Weeks
Next start date:

Tuesday Aug 6th, 7pm - 9pm

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

Friday Aug 9th, 10am - 5pm

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

Friday Aug 16th, 10am - 5pm

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

Friday Aug 16th, 10am - 5pm

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

Wednesday Aug 21st, 7pm - 10pm

Just Write
Just Write
Next start date:

Thursday Aug 22nd, 10am - 1pm

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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 Amy Sue Nathan 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 G. D. Peters 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 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 Kirsten Imani Kasai Kody Keplinger Kuros Charney Kurt Opprecht Lara Ewen 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 Miriam Datskovsky 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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