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Playwriting with Charly Evon Simpson

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

In this workshop, we will be generating new material as we work towards writing a hopefully inspiring, possibly messy, definitely "something" first draft of a new play. There will be in-class and out-of-class reading and writing, which we will discuss and share week to week, as well as time to chat about inspiration, revision and more.

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4 sessions

The Poetics of Love

at Pratt Institute - West Village 144 W 14th St, New York, New York 10011

"I dread falling in love," wrote the poet Robert Duncan. "Falling in love means losing my being. Love exposes us to the first body and to the light; we might even fall in love with what we hate or what hates us." The Poetics of Love seeks to engage the transformative potential of love and emotional interdependence-from eros to philia, philautia to...

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5 sessions

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Poetry Writing Level 1: 10-Week Workshop

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

Consider it the caviar of literature: tiny eggs with tremendous taste. Or the nitroglycerin: every drop explosive. Poetry's power has endured thousands of years, captivating the most passionate souls. If you hear mermaids singing or feel the winnowing wind or see the sun rising in ribbons, then you are one of these blissful few. To write excellent...

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10 sessions

Mysterious Books

at Bronxville Adult School - Bronxville 177 Pondfield Rd, Bronxville, New York 10708

From smoky-eyed vamps to spunky PIs, the role of women in crime fiction has come a long way, baby! This course focuses on women crime fiction writers and female sleuths, with the occasional “guy” thrown in for comparison.  Book list will be provided before the first class.

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6 sessions

Screenwriting Level 1: 10-Week Workshop

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

Movies are the modern mythology—the stories we all watch for excitement, inspiration, and entertainment. So many genres and types drama, comedy, action/adventure, science fiction, fantasy, thriller, horror, crime, noir, epic, western, war, romantic comedy, musical. Larger than life blockbusters or down-to-earth depictions of reality. Tales told with...

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10 sessions

Introduction to Nature Writing

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Crown Heights 1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11225

Explore the basics of nature writing in this afternoon seminar. Through close examination of published work and in-class exercises, hone your descriptive powers, injecting vibrancy and lyricism into your prose. Learn how to create work that conveys the physical beauty of the natural world, while also telling a story or making an essayistic argument....

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Intro to Podcasting

at Newmark Graduate School of Journalism - Midtown 230 West 41st Street, New York, New York 10036

Learn techniques to produce engaging, memorable podcasts. Ours is the age of podcasting! Podcasts are more and more popular and with today’s DIY technology, it’s easier than ever for everyone to engage in this new media form. Journalists and communicators who are looking to experiment with new platforms or are simply curious about podcasts should...

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2 sessions

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...

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7 sessions

Writing for Actors

at The Barrow Group Acting School - Hell's Kitchen 312 W 36th St 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10018

So many actors want to write but are unsure how to start. Others are intimidated. But why should that be? Many of the skills needed to write – understanding how dialogue reveals character, how scenes are structured, how the action of the play reveals the truth of the story – are skills every good actor already has. This class will teach actors...

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10 sessions

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Humor 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

Who doesn’t love the pleasure of literary laughter? We’re talking about essays, memoirs, articles, short stories, and novels that are humorous. It can be anything from a true story about the special hell of raising kids to a far-fetched tale of a would-be knight tilting at windmills. As Mark Twain says, “The best way to cheer yourself up is to...

Friday Jul 19th, 10am - 5pm

Pilot I: Creating the World

at The New York Screenwriter's Lab - West Village 104 W 14th St 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10011

Turn your idea for an original TV series into a solid, working premise with "legs" to sustain itself over multiple seasons. Be guided step-by-step through the process of developing strong 'story engines', building out the 'world' of your show, story construction and the ofter overlooked art of outlining. Learn how to: Create compelling, multi-dimensional...

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10 sessions

Writing Your Mind: The Art of the Personal Essay

at Bronxville Adult School - Bronxville 177 Pondfield Rd, Bronxville, New York 10708

For most of us, generating ideas is easy—we've got opinions, stories to share, points of view—but crafting these beginning points into a powerful political or persuasive personal essay can feel like an overwhelming project. In this inspiring course, each student will work to bring an essay to fruition, from conception to first draft to completion,...

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5 sessions

The Visual Writing Lab

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

The Visual Writing Lab: Advanced Formatting For Screenwriters What can neuroscience and psychology teach you about writing more visually? Find out in our one day workshop dedicated to helping advanced and newbie writers go beyond the "industry standard" formatting so that they hypnotize readers -- causing the reader to see you...

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The Write Stuff: Getting The Most from Your Blog

at General Assembly - Flatiron 10 E 21st St 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10010

If you’re considering starting a blog but need some encouragement, or already have one but are looking to grow and expand it, this class will show you ways to leverage a blog into a new networking or career opportunity. You’ll find out about all things blog - including conceiving, branding, writing, growing, and monetizing. Takeaways Learn how...

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Comedy Writing for the Stage

at Primary Stages ESPA - Hell's Kitchen 307 W 38th St Ste 1510, New York, New York 10018

A solid grasp of the mechanics of comedy writing for the stage is a powerful tool in the hand of any playwright. While comedy is a main element of an over-the-top farce or a burning satire, it is just as essential to delicately lace comic elements into the most serious drama. This class might be for you if you are: A playwright in any stage of your...

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10 sessions

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