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Memoir 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

Every life holds many tales. Whether your life is wildly unconventional or relatively normal, there’s bound to be something fascinating about it. That’s why the contemporary memoir—everyday people telling their stories—has become such a popular phenomenon. A memoir covers an aspect of a life, whether it’s a short piece about, say, a bicycle...

Friday Dec 20th, 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

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Television Comedy Workshop

at Jacob Krueger Studio - Midtown 247 W 35th St 6th Fl, New York, New York 10001

You’ll learn the elements of a successful half-hour comedy series, and how to write a series pilot or series spec script that shows off your talent as a writer, but also your ability to demonstrate your professionalism to every network, studio, and series producer who reads it. By the time you’re done, you’ll not only have real world experience...

Wednesday Oct 23rd, 7pm - 10pm

  (10 sessions)
$1,200

10 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

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)
$352

6 sessions

Personal Essay Writing One Day Intensive

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

What do you think about X or Y or Z? And how have your life experiences informed your views on these topics? That’s the essence of a personal essay: viewpoints filtered through the lens of your personal experience. Any topic goes, from the ridiculous to the sublime. Unlike the stiff essays you may have written in school, these should feel personal,...

Friday Nov 1st, 10am - 5pm

Sketch Writing Level One

at Magnet Training Center - Flatiron 22 W 32nd St 10th Fl, New York, New York 10001

This class will teach you concrete skills that will help you become a better sketch comedy writer. You will learn how to develop your ideas, clarify your premise, create characters, and understand what makes a good sketch work. The class will consist of lectures, writing assignments, and focused and fun workshops each week. This class is of 8 weeks...

Tuesday Nov 12th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$349

8 sessions

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

  (6 sessions)
$352

6 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

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

The Editor’s Eye Level I: One Day Intensive

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

Every writer needs a good editor to push the work to its best possible state. But your work won’t reach a professional editor unless it’s already in excellent shape. A dilemma, to be sure. That’s why you need to be a skilled editor of your own work. Perhaps your great ideas and stories are clouded by such things as clunky language, pallid verbs,...

Saturday Nov 9th, 11am - 6pm

How to Write a Cookbook Proposal

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

Have you ever dreamed of writing a cookbook? Or a non-fiction narrative related to food? If you're a chef, food blogger, or journalist who would like to write a food-centric book, this class unlocks the mysteries of writing a killer book proposal for traditional publishers.  We will cover: How to develop a great...

Wednesday Nov 13th, 6:30pm - 8pm

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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 Nov 5th, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

  (7 sessions)
$402

7 sessions

Poetry with Délana R. A. Dameron

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Over the course of this poetry writing workshop, writers will take their cue from the works of Lucille Clifton, a writer whom poet Mari Evans contends, reflects optimism, an emphasis on “the qualities which have allowed us to survive, and the belief that we have the ability to make things better.” We will investigate and interrogate their own personal...

Tuesday Oct 29th, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (4 sessions)
$385

4 sessions

Comics & the Graphic Novel

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Learn the fundamentals of creating comic strips, graphic novels and cartoons in this class for writers and artists. Discover how to create a strong, compelling storyline, how to create characters and illustrate body language and facial expression, how to match words and pictures. Working in small groups to enable each student to receive individual...

Monday Nov 11th, 7pm - 9pm

  (6 sessions)
$249

6 sessions

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