Gotham Writers' Workshop

Gotham Writers' Workshop

Professional
Hell's Kitchen, New York, New York
(721 Reviews)


















Gotham Writers Workshop is a creative home in New
York City and Online where writers develop their craft and come together in the
spirit of discovery and fellowship. We’ve been teaching creative writing to
students since 1993.



We believe that everyone has a story to tell.
Indeed, many stories. Keep your eyes and mind open and you will find them
everywhere. And we can help you tell your stories better.



Whether you’re a new writer looking to explore, or
an experienced writer looking to strengthen your skills, our classes will help
you reach your goals—through clear instruction on elements of craft, critique
in a safe environment, and a structured process that keeps your work on track.



We also teach Business Writing, with the same verve
and expertise we bring to our creative writing courses.



We strive to give each student the best possible
learning experience. Class size is strictly limited so you never get lost in a
crowd. And our instructors are consistently excellent—working writers who are as
skilled at teaching as they are at writing.



Thousands of people have been enriched by the
Gotham experience. It’s why we’ve been around for over twenty-five years.



Reviews of Gotham Writers' Workshop

(721 Reviews)
Children’s Book Writing Level 1 Two Day Intensive

7/5/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Children’s Book Writing Level 1 Two Day Intensive


The course was great and I came away with some terrific ideas to work with. I’m not sure that I loved the intensive format. I think that Maggie is a wonderful and interesting teacher. There were some technical problems the first session but otherwise things ran smoothly.

Children’s Book Writing Level 1 Two Day Intensive

6/28/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Children’s Book Writing Level 1 Two Day Intensive


Excellent teacher. First class was great. Enjoyed very much. Need better access to the materials.

Business Writing Level 1: Two Day Intensive

6/21/2020
David R.

Attended: Business Writing Level 1: Two Day Intensive


I’m not sure the class translated well to zoom learning. I don’t know if it was because of the material or the style of instruction. I’ve taken a class from Mo before (in person) and I enjoyed it quite a bit. This one fell flat. I would have liked more opportunity to practice writing and get group feedback.

Creative Writing 101 Level 1: 6 Weeks

5/13/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Creative Writing 101 Level 1: 6 Weeks


This class was really fun and educational. I recommend for anyone who is interested in writing!

Write-In

2/9/2020
CARMEN J.

Attended: Write-In


The class was so encouraging! I’ve been writing for years, but to myself. It was a good feeling to know that my writing reached others. I can now take a steps towards leaning in to reveal more of my writings.

Write-In

1/6/2020
Victor M.

Attended: Write-In


Such a great class! Easy going and a safe space to share and brainstorm with the others in the session!

Memoir Writing Level 1: 10-Week Workshop

12/26/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Memoir Writing Level 1: 10-Week Workshop


Carmen Bugan is a generous teacher who knows how to help us unlock what we need to get started on writing a memoir. Her extensive knowledge and experience broadened the form of memoir and what it can become. I feel so lucky to have taken her class. The exercises in class were designed to illustrate each class's focus, and while they were not always easy to carry out, they were all good learning experiences. The workshop aspect was also helpful for our group, and Dr. Bugan's feedback, both spoken and in written comments on submissions, helped me move forward in form, and her high standards helped me to write better. A great deal of enthusiasm was generated in this class by Dr. Bugan, which made it a wonderful exploration for us all.

Memoir Writing Level 1: 10-Week Workshop

12/21/2019
Cheryl Dolinger Brown

Attended: Memoir Writing Level 1: 10-Week Workshop


This is one of the best courses I have taken as an adult. Carmen Bugan is an excellent instructor. Memoir one with Carmen is a course for beginning writers as well as those with experience. Through reading, short lectures, in-class exercises, weekly 500 word essays using the techniques studied in class, and two longer workshopped memoir pieces we begin to explore our spine and theme, use of description, dialogue, point of view, time, and other techniques. The students all do their homework and learn from each other as well. Carmen is caring, respectful, direct and encouraging to everyone. She reads everything we write and gets to know our individual voices. She organizes each class with clear instruction, in-class written exercises and homework assignments that teach the various techniques. Her assignments are always thought provoking. She creates a safe environment for all of the students to express themselves and grow. To repeat, Carmen is full of passion and is an outstanding teacher. It was a tremendous amount of work, but I signed up for it and learned so much. My daughter asked why I voluntarily agreed to do so much homework and it was easy to answer: I was ready to learn to write and I found the right teacher.

Article Writing Level 1: 10 Week Workshop

12/19/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Article Writing Level 1: 10 Week Workshop


Instructor (Lara) was very knowledgeable on article writing, approachable with questions/concerns, and very supportive. The exercises and homework were also super helpful in my learning and I did not feel like they were too much or too little. The workload was manageable and allowed me to put into practice what we had learned. I was also challenged to go outside of my comfort zone and push myself in my writing. I feel like I have a better foundation of how to write feature articles and really appreciate Lara's teaching style. The class length from 7-10 was really the only downside as it was difficult to make it to every session. I would absolutely recommend this course to anyone interested in article writing, especially feature stories. Thank you Lara!

Blog Writing Level 1: Two Day Intensive

11/16/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Blog Writing Level 1: Two Day Intensive


Mara was a wonderful teacher! She made the class super engaging, entertaining and insightful. I totally recommend it

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555 8th Ave 14th Flr. Ste 1402, New York, New York 10018
Gotham Writers' Workshop
Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan
555 8th Ave 14th Flr. Ste 1402
Between W 37th & W 38th Streets
New York, New York 10018

Upcoming Classes at Gotham Writers' Workshop

Science Fiction & Fantasy Writing Level 1
Science Fiction & Fantasy Writing Level 1
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Thursday Jul 9th, 7pm - 10pm Eastern Time

Writing Scripts 101 Level 1
Writing Scripts 101 Level 1
Next start date:

Thursday Jul 9th, 7pm - 10pm Eastern Time

Dialogue Writing Level 1 Two Day Intensive
Dialogue Writing Level 1 Two Day Intensive
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Saturday Jul 11th, 1pm - 4pm Eastern Time

Creative Writing 101 Two Day Intensive
Creative Writing 101 Two Day Intensive
Next start date:

Saturday Jul 11th, 1pm - 4pm Eastern Time

Blog Writing Level 1: Two Day Intensive
Blog Writing Level 1: Two Day Intensive
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Saturday Jul 11th, 1pm - 4pm Eastern Time

TV Writing Level 1: 10-Week Workshop
TV Writing Level 1: 10-Week Workshop
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Monday Jul 13th, 7pm - 10pm Eastern Time

Essay & Opinion Writing Level 1: 10 Week Workshop
Essay & Opinion Writing Level 1: 10 Week Workshop
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Monday Jul 13th, 7pm - 10pm Eastern Time

Screenwriting Level 1: 10-Week Workshop
Screenwriting Level 1: 10-Week Workshop
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Monday Jul 13th, 7pm - 10pm Eastern Time

Memoir Writing Level 1: 10-Week Workshop
Memoir Writing Level 1: 10-Week Workshop
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Tuesday Jul 14th, 2pm - 5pm Eastern Time

Unbound: Teen Creative Writing Level I - 4 Weeks
Unbound: Teen Creative Writing Level I - 4 Weeks
Next start date:

Monday Jul 13th, 3pm - 5pm Eastern Time

Grammar 1: The Basics (Two Day Intensive)
Grammar 1: The Basics (Two Day Intensive)
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Tuesday Jul 21st, 6pm - 9pm Eastern Time

Business Writing Level 1: Two Day Intensive
Business Writing Level 1: Two Day Intensive
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Friday Jul 24th, 1pm - 4pm Eastern Time

How to Get Published Level 1: Two Day Intensive
How to Get Published Level 1: Two Day Intensive
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Saturday Jul 25th, 1pm - 4pm Eastern Time

Memoir Writing Level 1: Two Day Intensive
Memoir Writing Level 1: Two Day Intensive
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Saturday Jul 25th, 1pm - 4pm Eastern Time

TV Writing Level 1: Two Day Intensive
TV Writing Level 1: Two Day Intensive
Next start date:

Saturday Jul 25th, 1pm - 4pm Eastern Time

Creative Writing 101 Level 1: 6 Weeks
Creative Writing 101 Level 1: 6 Weeks
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Monday Jul 13th, 7pm - 10pm Eastern Time

Action: Teen Scriptwriting Level I
Action: Teen Scriptwriting Level I
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Tuesday Aug 4th, 3pm - 5pm Eastern Time

True Story: Teen Creative Non Fiction Level I - 4 Weeks
True Story: Teen Creative Non Fiction Level I - 4 Weeks
Next start date:

Tuesday Aug 4th, 3pm - 5pm Eastern Time

Fiction Writing Level 1: 10 Week Workshop
Fiction Writing Level 1: 10 Week Workshop
Next start date:

Wednesday Aug 5th, 7pm - 10pm Eastern Time

Business Writing Level 1: 6 Weeks
Business Writing Level 1: 6 Weeks
Next start date:

Wednesday Aug 5th, 7pm - 9pm Eastern Time

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Teachers at Gotham Writers' Workshop

Akil Kumarasamy Alanna Schubach Alex Forbes Alex Mindt Alexander Steele Alexis Schaitkin Alexis Atkinson Alice Bradley Alison Stein Wellner Alison Espach Amelia Blanquera Amina Akhtar Aminda Asher & Isabel Fairbanks Amy Sue Nathan Andrew Collins Anita Diggs Anni Irish Arlaina Tibensky Ashley Shelby Aspen Matis Aubrey Poole Barbara DeMarco-Barrett BC Edwards Benjamin Buchholz Benjamin Obler Beth Livermore Betsey Odell Blaise Allysen Kearsley Blaise Allysen Kearsley Brendan Halpin Britt Gambino Bruce Cherry C.C. Webster Carl Capotorto Carmen Bugan Carole Bugge Carolyn Maccullough Carter Edwards Chelsea Bieker Chip Livingston Chloé Caldwell Chris Prioleau Christine Reilly Christopher Dietrich Cleve Lamison Colleen Kinder Corie Hengst Cullen Thomas Dalia Pagani Dan Lopez Dana Miller Dave Hanson David LaBarca David Seigerman David LaBarca David Kuelz David Seigerman David Title David Pace David Farley David Rice David Yoo Diana Spechler Divya Sood Dominic Preziosi Doug Katz Dov SS Simens Dr. Steve Albrecht Edward Einhorn Elane Johnson Elizabeth Cohen Emily Rodriquez Emily Rodriquez Emily Rapp Black Emma Pearse Erik Kraft Erin Entrada Kelly Fran McNulty Francesca Ochoa Francis Flaherty G. D. Peters Gabrielle Bellot Greg Fallis Hasanthika Sirisena Heather Wood Rudulph Ian S. Port Irene Zabytko J. L. Stermer J.S. Breukelaar Jaime Karnes James Steerman James Yeh James Bosley James Pawelski & Suzie Pileggi Pawelski Janet Flora Janice Erlbaum Jason Greiff Jeffrey Mosier Jen Glantz Jennifer Udden Jennifer Armstrong Jennifer Keishin Armstrong Jennifer Marie Brissett Jeremy Wechter Jessica Sticklor Jessica Penner Jessie Sholl Jil Picariello Jim Mendrinos Jody Gray Joe Okonkwo John Kachuba John Oliver Hodges Jolie DeFeis Jon Reiner Jon Gingerich Jonathan Mandell Joselin Linder Josh Sippie Josh Sippie Juan Vasquez Julia Dahl Julie Powell Julie Zeilinger Justina Ireland Kamilah Moon Kara Lee Corthron Karen Kingsley Karen Sieber Karyn Casl Kate Angus Kate Moses Katherine Taylor Keith Nishida Kelly Caldwell Ken Derry Kesi Augustine Kim - Kim Brittingham Kim Liao Kimberlee Auerbach Kirsten Imani Kasai Kody Keplinger Kuros Charney Kurt Opprecht Lara Ewen Laura Yeager Laura Wolner Laura Cahill Leigh Michaels Lev AC Rosen Lilly O'Donnell Lisa Reardon Lisa Kaufman Madeline Valentine Mara Reinstein Marco Shalma Margaret Meacham Marie Carter Mary Donnelly Mary Anderson Masha Hamilton Matt Jones Matthew Cody Matthew Lippman Max Adams Meghan Kenny Melissa Petro Michael Dunphy Michael Eldridge Michael Jones Michael Backus Michael Montlack Michael Leviton Michael Q. Boyd Michaela Roessner Mike Luongo Mike Dunphy Miriam Datskovsky Mo Krochmal N. West Moss Nan Mooney Nancy Weber Nelsie Spencer Nelsie Spencer Nina Boutsikaris Noah Ballard Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich Pamela Harris Patty Lamberti Paul Zimmerman Paul Witcover Pete Jensen Peter Stass Peter Finch Phat Chiem Polly Bresnick R. Dean Johnson Rachel Simon Raven Burnett Richard Caliban Rob Decina Robert Repino Roohi Choudhry Rory Haines Roseanne Wells Ryan Britt Ryan Tymensky Sara Barron Sarah McColl Sarah Bruni Sarah Moriarty Sarah Langan Scott Cheshire Scott LaCounte Scott Alexander Hess Season Harper-Fox Season Harper-Fox Seth Fried Shahnaz Habib Shamar Hill Shari Goldhagen Shelly Oria Stacey Pershall Stacy Pershall Stacy Pershall Stacy Parker Le Melle Steph Spector Stephanie Paterik Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen Steven James Snyder Sue Henderson Susan Breen T Kira Madden Tal McThenia Tamara Guirado Tatjana Soli Thais Miller Tom Brennan Tommy Jenkins Tony Conniff Vanessa King Weike Wang Zaina Arafat
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