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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12
System Requirements: To take a Writers Studio online class you will need:
  • A computer with a high-speed Internet connection
  • An e-mail account
  • Upon registration, you will receive information on how to access the online classroom via email.
Class Delivery: You will be invited to join your online class via email. Assignments, exercises, and critiques are all posted in the online classroom. Additionally, the weekly chat occurs within this classroom, and a transcript of the chat is saved there as well.
Teacher: Peter Krass

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this writing class:

How do you write during a global pandemic? One way: Turn to earlier writers for help. While the coronavirus may be new, pandemics aren’t. From past pandemics both real and imagined, there’s a wealth of good writing you can use as a model for your own work.

This six-week online writing workshop follows The Writers Studio’s approach to teaching creative writing by offering exercises based on the personas used in works by published writers. For this workshop, the exercise models will include:

  • “The Masque of the Red Death,” by Edgar Allen Poe
  • “To the Friend Who Did Not Save My Life,” by Hervé Guibert
  • “Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague,” by Geraldine Brooks
  • “Blindness,” by José Saramago

Each week, you’ll write a short exercise and receive a personal written critique from the teacher. You’ll get feedback from your fellow classmates, and you’ll critique their writing too. During the workshop’s final week, you’ll pick one of your favorite exercises to revise under the teacher’s direction. All materials needed for your exercises will be provided by the teacher.

This workshop is open to writers of poetry, fiction and memoir. All current and former Writers Studio students are welcome. So are newcomers to the school. As part of this workshop, you’ll also have the option of joining a weekly one-hour live video chat, conducted using the school’s Google Meet account. This workshop will be led by Peter Krass, a teacher at The Writers Studio since 2008, and a former member of the school’s Master Class. Peter is also the poetry co-editor of an anthology, “The Writers Studio at 30.”


Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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Refund Policy

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows: 

Cancellations made 3 or more days in advance will receive a full credit for a rescheduled date with this provider   

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Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19):

In accordance with NY state law, all tuition except $50 is refundable if cancellation is made at least one week before the first class meets. The $50 is applicable to a future class. Students eligible for applying the $50 to a future class must register by phone and mention the credit at the time of registration.

All tuition except $100 is refundable if cancellation is made less than one week before the first class meets. All tuition except $100 is refundable if cancellation is made by 5:00 pm on the fifth business day after the first class meets. If the class meets Mondays, cancellation must be made by 5:00 pm on the Monday following the first class. No refunds will be granted afterwards.

All classes and dates are subject to change and cancellation. The Writers Studio cannot be responsible for providing refunds or offering makeup sessions for classes missed as a result of students' illnesses, emergencies or events beyond the students' control. Please be advised that classes may go a little later or end a little earlier than the hours designated on the website. We make every effort to honor these designated times, but there is some variability.

Occasionally, a class may be canceled due to extreme weather conditions or other acts of God. We will make every effort to offer makeup sessions when it is possible, but no refunds will be granted in any case.

The Writers Studio reserves the right to deny service to anyone.

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