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Write-In

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Hell's Kitchen 555 8th Ave 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 Sep 6th, 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 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 Sep 18th, 7pm - 10pm

  (6 sessions)
$350

6 sessions

Fiction Writing Level 1 One Day Intensive

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Midtown 1501 Broadway St 11th Floor, New York, New York 10036

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...

Saturday Sep 14th, 11am - 6pm

Creative Writing

at Irish Arts Center - Midtown 244 W 54th St, New York, New York 10019

They say everyone has a story and this new writing class with Irish novelist Yvonne Cassidy will help you tell yours. Over the course of eight weeks, Yvonne will work with you to develop your story while you discover the fundamental tools of the craft of creative writing. Whether you want to write fiction, memoir, or about the lives of your Irish ancestors,...

Wednesday Sep 25th, 7pm - 9pm

  (6 sessions)
$190

6 sessions

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Children’s Book Writing Level I One Day Intensive

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Midtown 1501 Broadway 11th Fl, New York, New York 10036

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...

Saturday Sep 14th, 11am - 6pm

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 Sep 3rd, 10am - 12pm

  (8 sessions)
$468

8 sessions

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Creative Nonfiction 101 Level 1: 6 Weeks

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Midtown 1501 Broadway 11th Fl, New York, New York 10036

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...

Monday Sep 30th, 7pm - 10pm

  (6 sessions)
$350

6 sessions

Dialogue Writing Level 1 One Day Intensive

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

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...

Friday Sep 20th, 10am - 5pm

Build Your Journaling Practice

at Brooklyn Brainery - Park Slope 1110 8th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Ground and grow into your creative spirit with a journaling practice. Why journal? Think of journaling as a clearing the clutter of the mind, a tilling of the soil: writing is an embodied experience that, when practiced regularly, helps us weed out and sift through all the things floating around in our squirrel-like minds in order to make space...

Wednesday Aug 28th, 5pm - 7pm

Filling the Well

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

This is the perfect class for fiction writers who want to be writing but aren't, or those who feel stuck on a current project. This is a generating class in which students write new material or advance pre-existing short stories or novel chapters. The class provides weekly deadlines, through fun and challenging prompts, that serve as pricks to the...

Wednesday Sep 11th, 6:45pm - 8:45pm

  (7 sessions)
$402

7 sessions

Fiction Writing Level 1: 10 Week Workshop

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

This course gives you a firm grounding in the basics of fiction craft and gets you writing a short story (or two) or a novel. Course components: Lectures Writing exercises Workshopping of student projects (each student presenting work two times) Fiction I is for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals. Students must be...

Monday Sep 23rd, 2pm - 5pm

  (10 sessions)
$310

10 sessions

Reading Fiction

at Alaa Al Aswany Creative Writing Workshop - Greenwood 159 20th St, Brooklyn, New York 11232

The art of writing begins with reading critically. This class teaches the tools to appreciate great literary works and learn from the approach of the writers. Techniques include interpreting fiction, recognizing underlying themes, and decoding allegory. Through readings, writing exercises, and class discussions, we examine works by such authors as...

Monday Sep 2nd, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (5 sessions)
$420

5 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

Shaping the Stories in Our Lives

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

Every life has stories worth writing. This class provides tools to overcome fear of the blank page and writing prompts to jump-start the creative process. Inspired by collaborative discussion and examples of great writing, participants will hone in on their stories and explore elements of craft.  No pre-registration requirement. Open to writers...

Tuesday Sep 10th, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

  (7 sessions)
$410

7 sessions

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