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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...

Tuesday Sep 17th, 11am - 2pm

  (10 sessions)
$495

10 sessions

Grammar (Basic)

at Baruch College - CAPS - Murray Hill 10010

In this course, students explore different elements of English structure through readings, digital media, dialogs, songs, games, and student writing. By the end of the course, students should have a solid grasp of basic verb tenses, prepositional phrases, articles, and sentence varieties. Pre-requisites:  Students need to be levels in 3 or 4...

Tuesday Sep 24th, 11:30am - 1:30pm

  (19 sessions)
$719

19 sessions

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The First Draft

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

Whether you're writing your first play or your hundredth, it's not always easy to set the creative wheels in motion. This 10-week class will guide you through the development of your first draft. This class might be for you if you: Are a playwright of any level looking to start the first draft of your new play. Are starting out in the world of...

Sunday Sep 22nd, 11am - 2pm

  (10 sessions)
$580

10 sessions

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...

Tuesday Sep 24th, 7:30pm - 9pm

  (7 sessions)
$350

7 sessions

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

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

Writing Satire

at Q.E.D. - Astoria 27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria, New York 11105

If you're ready to share a bold statement but want to leave a more lasting impact than you might with a Facebook rant, join us to explore the art of satire writing. For people who love The Onion, Reductress, McSweeney's and even Shakespeare, this class will offer an introductory lesson in satire, complete with writing exercises to help you hone the...

Saturday Sep 28th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Ethan's Comedy Workshop

at ETB Teaching

Are you working on a funny book, script, show, podcast, or other comedy project? Or are you trying to figure out what you should work on next to get you further along in your creative career?  Well, the instructor has the workshop for you! He is an Emmy-nominated comedy writer and veteran comedy teacher who has helped hundreds of students shape...

Monday Sep 9th, 7pm - 9:30pm

  (7 sessions)
$300

7 sessions

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Memoir Workshop

at The Writers Studio - Greenwich Village 740 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

What is so challenging about writing a memoir is that you are asking yourself to take the charged events of your life and shape them aesthetically, so they appeal to a reader, a reader who doesn’t know you and doesn’t necessarily care what happened to you – unless you can make them. Using the tried and true Writers Studio method, we will closely...

Thursday Oct 3rd, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$410

8 sessions

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Creating the Picture Book

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

Are you an artist with a character in mind? A story to tell? Let an editorial director and an author-illustrator help you express your personal vision and successfully appeal to your audience-children and publishing professionals. Showcasing the essentials of the picture book format, we'll work with you to determine what's best suited to your story....

Sunday Oct 6th, 2pm - 4:55pm

  (9 sessions)
$680

9 sessions

Character Development One Day Intensive

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

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...

Saturday Sep 14th, 11am - 6pm

Chekhov Intensive

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

Admissions Qualifications: Successful candidates must participate in and pass an audition before registering for this program. Please schedule your audition at the "Request Info" submission above. All registrations are subject to approval by The Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts. Chekhov is all about character, which means there is...

Monday Sep 16th, 7pm - 10pm

  (5 sessions)
$460

5 sessions

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...

Thursday Sep 19th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (10 sessions)
$580

10 sessions

Blog Writing Level 1: 6 Week Class

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

Everyone and their cousins have a blog. But how many are well written? Truly interesting to read? Maintained on a regular basis? Enjoyed by a wide circle of people? Precious few.   The key is to write blog posts so good even total strangers will be drawn to your blog.  Here you will learn the specialized craft of writing blog content. Writing...

Monday Sep 30th, 7pm - 10pm

  (6 sessions)
$350

6 sessions

TV Writing Level 1: 10-Week Workshop

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

The best TV shows are addictive, beckoning us to bring the characters into our homes or onto our devices, episode after episode. The people might be cops, thugs, monsters, geeks, doctors, lawyers, fixers, or just ordinary people with everyday problems. The format might be network, streaming, or a web series. As long as it hooks us. Each TV show is...

Monday Sep 23rd, 7pm - 10pm

  (8 sessions)
$460

8 sessions

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