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Write-In

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Hell's Kitchen 555 8th Ave 14th Flr. Ste 1402, New York, New York 10018

Do you wish there was a place you could go for writing inspiration and practice? Where you could hang out with other writers? Without needing to make a long-term commitment or spend a lot of money? With food and drink involved? Gotham Write-Ins are that place. Here’s what happens. The teacher gives an interesting writing prompt. Everyone writes...

Friday Oct 18th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Creative Writing 101 One Day Intensive

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Flatiron 30 W 16 St, New York, New York 10011

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 Nov 9th, 11am - 6pm

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Creative Writing 101 Level 1: 6 Weeks

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Hell's Kitchen 555 8th Ave 14th Flr. Ste 1402, New York, New York 10018

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...

Wednesday Oct 16th, 2pm - 5pm

  (6 sessions)
$350

6 sessions

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Fiction Writing Level 1 One Day Intensive

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Hell's Kitchen 555 8th Ave 14th Flr. Ste 1402, New York, New York 10018

Fiction is a wonderful conjuring act. With only words and the reader’s imagination, a work of fiction can sail across the world in pursuit of a whale, or time-travel to another dimension, or zero in on a few minutes in line at the local bank, enveloping the reader in a made-up story that feels real.  To pull off this feat requires a balance...

Friday Nov 15th, 10am - 5pm

Creative Nonfiction 101 Level 1: 6 Weeks

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Hell's Kitchen 555 8th Ave 14th Flr. Ste 1402, New York, New York 10018

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...

Wednesday Oct 30th, 7pm - 10pm

  (6 sessions)
$350

6 sessions

Children’s Book Writing Level I One Day Intensive

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Hell's Kitchen 555 8th Ave 14th Flr. Ste 1402, New York, New York 10018

The quiet magic of Goodnight Moon grows into the zaniness of Dr. Seuss and widens into the dazzlement of Harry Potter then matures into the straight talk of Judy Blume and the gritty reality of The Outsiders. Such is the amazing journey children take through books. These stories are a treasured part of childhood and they linger for a lifetime. To...

Friday Nov 22nd, 10am - 5pm

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Dialogue Writing Level 1 One Day Intensive

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Flatiron 30 W 16 St, New York, New York 10011

As Rhett tells Scarlett in the movie Gone With the Wind, “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” (In the book version, there’s no “frankly.”) Either way it’s a good line, and you should give a damn about your dialogue. Dialogue is crucial to any kind of story—fiction, nonfiction, any kind of script. Bad dialogue can sink it like a...

Saturday Nov 9th, 11am - 6pm

Meditative Writing For Screenwriters

at The Science and Art of Writing - Flatiron 39 W 29th St 2nd Fl, New York, New York 10001

The Process of Creativity & Story Mining+ One-on-One Script Consultation At the intersection of science, art, and meditation we build an approach to writing that draws from the most powerful part of your mind.  Cognitive and meditative exercises will be crafted specifically to help you get the most out of every writing session...

Tuesday Oct 15th, 7pm - 9:45pm

  (4 sessions)
$635

4 sessions

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

Intro to Fiction

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

In this class, beginning and intermediate-level fiction students work toward building short stories and novel chapters by learning the elements of craft, which include conflict, tension, characterization, voice, setting, dialogue, and scene vs. summary.   Class sessions will be devoted to craft lessons, studying excellent published works,...

Wednesday Oct 30th, 1pm - 3pm

  (6 sessions)
$402

6 sessions

Character Development One Day Intensive

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Hell's Kitchen 555 8th Ave 14th Flr. Ste 1402, New York, New York 10018

Characters are the beating heart of every story—fiction, nonfiction, any kind of scripted show.  In fact, it’s their actions, dialogue, habits, quirks, appearance, gestures, hopes, dreams, fears, triumphs, failures, and flaws that make a story what it is. We follow people like Sherlock, Hamlet, Katniss, Batman, Lolita, and ________ (fill...

Friday Oct 18th, 10am - 5pm

The Fledgling Course

at Fledgling Writing Workshops - Crown Heights 417 Prospect Pl, Brooklyn, New York 11238

In this weekly class we'll spend 1.5 hours a session writing to two or three new prompts. This class is meant for the most tenderfoot-ed of fledglings, participants with some workshop experience, or veterans who are looking for something new. Multifaceted prompts are designed to encourage writers of all levels to approach their work through varying...

Monday Nov 4th, 7:30pm - 9pm

  (7 sessions)
$350

7 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

Going Deeper: Fiction Workshop

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

This fiction workshop is for experienced writers looking for feedback on their short stories and novel chapters. In a warm environment, students will receive honest, detailed feedback and learn techniques to improve craft, deepen fiction, and identify and tackle common storytelling problems. Each student will get to submit two pieces for workshopping...

Wednesday Oct 30th, 6:45pm - 8:45pm

  (7 sessions)
$402

7 sessions

Poetry Writing Intensive

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Flatiron 30 W 16 St, New York, New York 10011

The NYC One-day Intensives are seven-hour crash courses, giving you brief lectures that hit the high-points and writing exercises that let you immediately try your hand at what you’ve learned. Arrive in the morning with a desire to learn; leave in the evening as a more knowledgeable writer. Intensives are open for writers of any level. ...

Saturday Nov 9th, 11am - 6pm

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