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Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom

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Course Details
Price:
$160 2 seats left
Start Date:

Mon, Oct 03, 6:30pm - Oct 24, 9:30pm Pacific Time (4 sessions)

Next start dates (15)

Location:
Live Online via Zoom
Important:
Class is given 4 times/week, to 4 separate groups.
Mon or Thu night & Wed afternoon.
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Description
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 17 and older
Average Class Size: 7
System Requirements:

You will need a reliable Internet connection as well as a computer or device with which you can access your virtual class. We recommend you arrive to class 5-10 minutes early to ensure you're able to set up your device and connection.

Class Delivery:

This class will be held via Zoom.

Teacher: Elana Golden

What you'll learn in this creative writing class:

In this class, you will learn first and foremost that you can write—and write well! In fact you will surprise yourself by the work you’ll be producing.

The class is designed to enhance your creativity, imagination and personal voice while also teaching the skills of creative writing—memoir and fiction.

This is an ongoing class geared toward those who are committed to writing and will continue this practice overtime. You don’t have to be an experienced writer; it’s okay if you have never written before, but it will be beneficial for you to have some level of commitment to writing.

We use calming meditations to quiet the critical mind, and music, literature and myths to inspire the creative process.

In the safety of the writing group, we take one moment from our lives and enter it fully.  We slow down and look at it through the lens of the writer, allowing the story to emerge from the silence within.  Learning to follow rather than lead the story our writing is fresh, free, original, unexpected.

The Writing Studio is a safe haven for writers from all countries and religions, all ages and lifestyles. Experienced and beginning writers are welcome, and this includes people for whom English is not their first language.

Classes are limited to seven (7) writers. Please bring a notebook and pen, or a laptop.

The weekly classes are ongoing and can be started any Monday or Thursday evening, or any Wednesday afternoon. If needed, you will be able to schedule other dates directly with the studio.

Mondays and Thursdays: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm 
Wednesday: 10:00am - 1:00pm and 2:00pm - 5:00pm


Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

Still have questions? Ask the community.

Refund Policy
Refundable if you cancel one week prior to first class/workshop in series. Once the classes/workshops have started, tuition is no longer refundable.
Start Dates (16)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
6:30pm - 9:30pm Pacific Time Elana Golden 4 $160
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Mon, Oct 10 6:30pm - 9:30pm Pacific Time Elana Golden
Mon, Oct 17 6:30pm - 9:30pm Pacific Time Elana Golden
Mon, Oct 24 6:30pm - 9:30pm Pacific Time Elana Golden
10:00am - 1:00pm Pacific Time Elana Golden 4 $160
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Wed, Oct 12 10:00am - 1:00pm Pacific Time Elana Golden
Wed, Oct 19 10:00am - 1:00pm Pacific Time Elana Golden
Wed, Oct 26 10:00am - 1:00pm Pacific Time Elana Golden
2:00pm - 5:00pm Pacific Time Elana Golden 4 $160
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Wed, Oct 12 2:00pm - 5:00pm Pacific Time Elana Golden
Wed, Oct 19 2:00pm - 5:00pm Pacific Time Elana Golden
Wed, Oct 26 2:00pm - 5:00pm Pacific Time Elana Golden
6:30pm - 9:30pm Pacific Time Elana Golden 4 $160
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Thu, Oct 13 6:30pm - 9:30pm Pacific Time Elana Golden
Thu, Oct 20 6:30pm - 9:30pm Pacific Time Elana Golden
Thu, Oct 27 6:30pm - 9:30pm Pacific Time Elana Golden
6:30pm - 9:30pm Pacific Time Elana Golden 4 $160
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Mon, Oct 17 6:30pm - 9:30pm Pacific Time Elana Golden
Mon, Oct 24 6:30pm - 9:30pm Pacific Time Elana Golden
Mon, Oct 31 6:30pm - 9:30pm Pacific Time Elana Golden
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
10:00am - 1:00pm Pacific Time Elana Golden 4 $160
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Wed, Oct 19 10:00am - 1:00pm Pacific Time Elana Golden
Wed, Oct 26 10:00am - 1:00pm Pacific Time Elana Golden
Wed, Nov 02 10:00am - 1:00pm Pacific Time Elana Golden
2:00pm - 5:00pm Pacific Time Elana Golden 4 $160
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Wed, Oct 19 2:00pm - 5:00pm Pacific Time Elana Golden
Wed, Oct 26 2:00pm - 5:00pm Pacific Time Elana Golden
Wed, Nov 02 2:00pm - 5:00pm Pacific Time Elana Golden
6:30pm - 9:30pm Pacific Time Elana Golden 4 $160
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Thu, Oct 20 6:30pm - 9:30pm Pacific Time Elana Golden
Thu, Oct 27 6:30pm - 9:30pm Pacific Time Elana Golden
Thu, Nov 03 6:30pm - 9:30pm Pacific Time Elana Golden
6:30pm - 9:30pm Pacific Time Elana Golden 4 $160
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Mon, Oct 24 6:30pm - 9:30pm Pacific Time Elana Golden
Mon, Oct 31 6:30pm - 9:30pm Pacific Time Elana Golden
Mon, Nov 07 6:30pm - 9:30pm Pacific Time Elana Golden
10:00am - 1:00pm Pacific Time Elana Golden 4 $160
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Wed, Oct 26 10:00am - 1:00pm Pacific Time Elana Golden
Wed, Nov 02 10:00am - 1:00pm Pacific Time Elana Golden
Wed, Nov 09 10:00am - 1:00pm Pacific Time Elana Golden
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
2:00pm - 5:00pm Pacific Time Elana Golden 4 $160
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Wed, Oct 26 2:00pm - 5:00pm Pacific Time Elana Golden
Wed, Nov 02 2:00pm - 5:00pm Pacific Time Elana Golden
Wed, Nov 09 2:00pm - 5:00pm Pacific Time Elana Golden
6:30pm - 9:30pm Pacific Time Elana Golden 4 $160
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Thu, Oct 27 6:30pm - 9:30pm Pacific Time Elana Golden
Thu, Nov 03 6:30pm - 9:30pm Pacific Time Elana Golden
Thu, Nov 10 6:30pm - 9:30pm Pacific Time Elana Golden
6:30pm - 9:30pm Pacific Time Elana Golden 4 $160
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Mon, Oct 31 6:30pm - 9:30pm Pacific Time Elana Golden
Mon, Nov 07 6:30pm - 9:30pm Pacific Time Elana Golden
Mon, Nov 14 6:30pm - 9:30pm Pacific Time Elana Golden
10:00am - 1:00pm Pacific Time Elana Golden 4 $160
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Wed, Nov 02 10:00am - 1:00pm Pacific Time Elana Golden
Wed, Nov 09 10:00am - 1:00pm Pacific Time Elana Golden
Wed, Nov 16 10:00am - 1:00pm Pacific Time Elana Golden
2:00pm - 5:00pm Pacific Time Elana Golden 4 $160
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Wed, Nov 02 2:00pm - 5:00pm Pacific Time Elana Golden
Wed, Nov 09 2:00pm - 5:00pm Pacific Time Elana Golden
Wed, Nov 16 2:00pm - 5:00pm Pacific Time Elana Golden
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
6:30pm - 9:30pm Pacific Time Elana Golden 4 $160
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Thu, Nov 03 6:30pm - 9:30pm Pacific Time Elana Golden
Thu, Nov 10 6:30pm - 9:30pm Pacific Time Elana Golden
Thu, Nov 17 6:30pm - 9:30pm Pacific Time Elana Golden

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Question from candice l.
Hi, If I miss the last session, can I make it up in the following weeks by dropping in an evening class?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there, yes you definitely can! Make sure to inform the instructor about it ahead of time. Thanks!
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Question from SusanKMc M.
I’d like to enroll in the Wednesday class but I only see Monday nights available.
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Susan, at this time, this class is only offered on Mondays. Make sure to save this class to your wish list so you'd be notified when we add new dates here. Thanks!
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Question from Diana P.
Is there parking at this class location?
Answer from Anonymous
There is parking within 1 to 2 blocks away.
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Question from Hira S.
Hi! Is it possible to register for the 4-week Wednesday afternoon course if I will be out of town for the first session, but leaving town before the last session of the next Wednesday afternoon series? Could I come to a Monday or Thursday night class week 1 and do the next 3 weeks on Wednesday afternoon?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Hira! The school suggests that you enroll in the evening class instead of the afternoon class. There is more room in the evening classes. You can also take the Monday or Thursday evening class. To answer your question, yes you can do that. Hope this helps!
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Question from Olivia
Hi, I see that one of the Thursday class is scheduled for Thanksgiving Day; will this day be rescheduled, the class extended, or what is the alternative? Thank you and looking forward to attending Olivia
Answer from Elana G. Verified Educator
There will be no class on Thanksgiving; class will just be extended.
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Question from anonymous
Hi! If I sign up now (Thursday) but know I'll be out of town for the 4th session, can I make it up a week later or schedule the last session on a Monday or Wednesday?
Answer from Elana G. Verified Educator
Yes you can!
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Question from anonymous
Is that one class for $160? Or four classes for $160?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! The $160 fee is inclusive of the 4 sessions. Hope this helps!
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Question from anonymous
Do I get a certificate for this course?
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Hi, there is no certificate given to students. Thanks!
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Question from Anonymous
Do you have room on other days and time besides Monday?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! Other days are already sold out. Thank you.
Answer from Anonymous
There is room in the Thursday night class, 6:30 - 9:30PM
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Question from Sydell W.
How do you sign up for the Wednesday afternoon weekly writing workshops?
Answer from Anonymous
Interested in classes other days.
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! Wednesday classes are all sold out. We only have Monday classes available. Thank you.
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Question from Anonymous
Can I pay with cash
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In order for CourseHorse to reserve your seat in class, you need to book online and pay via credit card or PayPal. We do not recommend just showing up in class without a reservation (even if you are planning to pay in cash).
Answer from Sydell W. Verified Student
I don’t see sign-ups for Wednesdays, only Mondays or Saturdays
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Hi Sydell! Wednesday classes are all sold out. Thank you.
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Reviews of Classes at The Writing Studio (53)

(53 Reviews)
Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom
Reviewed by RICK CHERTOFF on 9/23/2021
Beyond learning skills I needed somebody who "gets" what I write, what I'm interested in, and Then gives the kind of feedback that "feeds" my desire to write. I have a life of my own stories I want to tell and Elana at the Writing Studio consistently, actually without fail, is ready to help me birth those stories.
Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom
Reviewed by Sina on 9/16/2021
I have been taking creative writing class with Elana for the past two years, both in person and on Zoom. I especially like that the class is on Zoom, because I can still benefit from receiving invaluable writing instructions and writing experiences that Elana provides, in the comfort of my own home. I highly recommend this class for those who are looking for a small class setting with personalized instruction and feedback, and looking to transform stories into works of art.
Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom
Reviewed by Heather Sioux on 9/13/2021
I came to Elana's class through a gift certificate my cousin had given me for my Birthday and I must say this is the most serendipitous birthday gift yet! I initially attended a one day workshop where I was able to begin cultivating my ability and discover my voice, and I enjoyed it so much I've continued with weekly sessions. It's been ten months now! Elana leads the classes with intention, kindness and mutual respect, throughout the course of our time tougher so far I feel I've been able to further hone my creativity and expression. I attend class via zoom from the east coast and although I have never met Elana or any of my writing cohort in person they have all become an important community to me during this pandemic. I'm so grateful to have met Elana and for my experiences in our weekly sessions! Elana thank you so much for your wisdom, commitment and light. I truly hope we can meet in person one day.
Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom
Reviewed by Rochelle Caplan on 9/10/2021
I have been taking creative writing lessons with Elana Golden from January 2020. Prior to the COVID epidemic I attended in-person classes and since the onset of the epidemic I have participated in weekly classes via Zoom. Irrespective of the venue, whether in-person or virtual, Elana's classes are excellent. The feedback she provides on my writing samples and on those of other students has helped me to begin to understand the nuts and bolts and do's and don'ts of writing a novel. Elana is devoted to her students' work and often comes up with additional thoughts and insights about their writing during the week after class and before the next lesson. I highly recommend these classes to anyone who wants to learn creative writing.
Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom
Reviewed by Deborah Myers on 9/10/2021
I have been participating in Elana’s classes, at first in person, now on zoom, for over a year and a half. To say I enjoy them is an understatement. She creates an environment that allows and encourages you to write deeply from your heart. The three hours each week I spend with Elana and the others in the group are a time of exploration and self-knowing I would not experience were I writing on my own. She teaches technique organically, and gives you the insight to see your writing more deeply as it and you evolve. Classes with Elana have become a priority activity in my week that I cherish.
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Elana Golden teaches writing through the use of the personal story for the sake of peacemaking and beauty. She founded the Los Angeles based Writing Studio™ in January 2000, and since then has taught over 3500 classes, workshops and individual sessions in creative, personal writing to experienced...

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