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Construction Specification Writing

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

Learn specifications writing techniques that boost your confidence to research, evaluate, write, and edit construction specifications. Understand the correct specifications writing language; use master electronic specifications systems and the Internet to research, evaluate, and specify products and systems for construction.  Explore the history...

Friday Oct 18th, 9am - 4:55pm

  (2 sessions)

2 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

  (7 sessions)

7 sessions

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Reading Joyce with Sarah Cole

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

Over three course meetings, we will delve into two of Joyce’s great works, Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. We will read Dubliners, Joyce’s collection of short stories set in his home city, both as discrete stories and as a single work, with a unified shape and a set of shared concerns. Portrait, a deeply autobiographical...

Wednesday Sep 11th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (3 sessions)

3 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)

6 sessions

Tools for Instagram Stories

at Newmark Graduate School of Journalism - Midtown 219 W 40th St, New York, New York 10018

Move over, Snapchat. Instagram Stories are now twice as popular than Snapchat with hundreds of millions of people using the feature everyday. It’s no wonder that news organizations and brands are hiring staff that can produce these short, punchy that connect with audiences. But creating a compelling Instagram story takes more than being #blessed....

Wednesday Sep 25th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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...

Sunday Sep 29th, 11am - 5:45pm


at Society of Scribes - Gramercy 214 E 21st St, New York, New York 10010

The Carolingian minuscule (8th to 12th century) is considered to be the first fully developed minuscule (lower case) alphabet with legible, uniform, round, bouncy, branching shapes accompanied by capitals, word spacing, and punctuation. The minuscule was the precursor to other cursive alphabets: Italic, Foundational, Roman book hands,...

Saturday Oct 12th, 10am - 4pm

Reading Virgil

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

It is interesting to read a poem from the first century BC whose purpose was to “make Rome great again.” At that time Augustus, having recently won a decisive battle that ended the civil war, was determined to create a great work of propaganda, a national epic that would commemorate his victory and glorify Rome. But what happens when you pick...

Thursday Sep 26th, 6:30pm - 8pm

  (3 sessions)

3 sessions

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Woman's Narratives

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

This course will look at examples of women's writing in different genres and guide students to try their own hand in these genres. We will look at works of journalism, poetry, fiction, travel writing, personal essays, graphic novels, hybrid and experimental forms, as well as theoretical and critical texts.  The course aims to introduce writers...

Monday Oct 7th, 6:30pm - 9:25pm

  (13 sessions)

13 sessions

Interview Techniques: Uncover the Unexpected

at Made in NY Media Center by IFP - DUMBO 30 John St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Conducting successful interviews is an essential part of almost any non-fiction storytellers’ work: the stories you tell are only as good as the information you uncover. In this full-day course, you will learn and practice how to develop, structure, and formulate questions to get richer, more engaging responses from your interview subjects....

Saturday Sep 14th, 10am - 5pm

The Importance of Backstory & Flashback in Your Fiction

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

Looking Back or Moving Forward: The Importance of Backstory and Flashback in Your Fiction Backstory. Flashback. What is the difference? How much is too much? In this discussion-based craft workshop, we will read and analyze key examples from well-known authors such as Nick White, Alice Munro, and Sally Rooney, and will explore the...

Wednesday Sep 18th, 7pm - 9pm

Humor Writing Level 1: 10-Week Workshop

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

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...

Wednesday Oct 2nd, 7pm - 10pm

  (10 sessions)

10 sessions

Writing in French 4: Creative Writing

at Coucou French Classes - SoHo 253 Centre St 2nd & 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10013

Want to give French creative writing a shot? We’ll analyze a few different pieces of French fiction and poetry, paying close attention to style and voice. After, you’ll have the chance to work on a rough draft or simply an idea that you’d like to put on paper in French. The focus will be on poetry, fiction, non-fiction. Prerequisite: Open...

Saturday Sep 21st, 1pm - 4pm


Playwriting I Weekend Workshop: Jumpstart

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

For playwrights, actors, directors, designers and anyone interested in exploring the creative process and broadening their skills in storytelling. Whether you are new to playwriting or in the middle of a project, you already possess, deep inside you, everything you need to jumpstart your art and bring forth your unique voice. For theatre artists and...

Saturday Nov 16th, 10am - 6pm

Children’s Book Writing Level 1: 10 Week Workshop

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Hell's Kitchen 555 8th Ave 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...

Monday Sep 30th, 7pm - 10pm

  (10 sessions)

10 sessions

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