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Memoir Writing Level 1: 10-Week Workshop

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Online Zoom Conference, New York, New York 00000

Every life holds many tales. Whether your life is wildly unconventional or relatively normal, there’s bound to be something fascinating about it. That’s why the contemporary memoir—everyday people telling their stories—has become such a popular phenomenon. A memoir covers an aspect of a life, whether it’s a short piece about, say, a bicycle...

Tuesday Apr 13th, 7pm - 10pm Eastern Time

  (10 sessions)
$434

10 sessions

Creative Writing 101 Level 1: 6 Weeks

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Online Zoom Conference, New York, New York 00000

Are you eager to test the waters of creative writing but not sure where to start, or how? Have you written previously but been away for a while and hope to dip back in? Here you will be guided surely and safely into the writing life. There’s no pressure to work on a specific project or even settle on which type of creative writing you prefer. The...

Tuesday Apr 13th, 7pm - 10pm Eastern Time

  (6 sessions)
$334

6 sessions

Memoir Writing Level 1: Two Day Intensive

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Online Zoom Conference, New York, New York 00000

Every life holds many tales. Whether your life is wildly unconventional or relatively normal, there’s bound to be something fascinating about it. That’s why the contemporary memoir—everyday people telling their stories—has become such a popular phenomenon. A memoir covers an aspect of a life, whether it’s a short piece about, say, a bicycle...

Saturday May 15th, 1pm - 4pm Eastern Time

  (2 sessions)
$190

2 sessions

Fiction Writing Level 1 Two Day Intensive

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Online Zoom Conference, New York, New York 00000

Fiction is a wonderful conjuring act. With only words and the reader’s imagination, a work of fiction can sail across the world in pursuit of a whale, or time-travel to another dimension, or zero in on a few minutes in line at the local bank, enveloping the reader in a made-up story that feels real.  To pull off this feat requires a balance...

Saturday May 15th, 1pm - 4pm Eastern Time

  (2 sessions)
$190

2 sessions

Creative Writing 101 Two Day Intensive

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Online Zoom Conference, New York, New York 00000

Are you eager to test the waters of creative writing but not sure where to start, or how? Have you written previously but been away for a while and hope to dip back in? Here you will be guided surely and safely into the writing life. There’s no pressure to work on a specific project or even settle on which type of creative writing you prefer. The...

Saturday Jun 5th, 1pm - 4pm Eastern Time

  (2 sessions)
$190

2 sessions

Fiction Writing Level 1: 10 Week Workshop

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Online Zoom Conference, New York, New York 00000

Fiction is a wonderful conjuring act. With only words and the reader’s imagination, a work of fiction can sail across the world in pursuit of a whale, or time-travel to another dimension, or zero in on a few minutes in line at the local bank, enveloping the reader in a made-up story that feels real. To pull off this feat requires a balance of craftsmanship,...

Tuesday Apr 13th, 7pm - 10pm Eastern Time

  (10 sessions)
$434

10 sessions

The Editor’s Eye Level I: Two Day Intensive

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Online Zoom Conference, New York, New York 00000

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 May 15th, 1pm - 4pm Eastern Time

  (2 sessions)
$190

2 sessions

Creative Nonfiction 101 Level 1: 6 Weeks

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Online Zoom Conference, New York, New York 00000

Nonfiction—pieces that spring from the real world—is everywhere. Magazines, newspapers, books, blogs, websites. And nonfiction has grown more diverse and creative than ever, embracing all styles from straight to zany to lyrical, encompassing every topic imaginable from schoolyard memories to a trek in Nepal to the creation of the universe. Here...

Thursday May 13th, 7pm - 10pm Eastern Time

  (6 sessions)
$334

6 sessions

Screenwriting Level 1: 10-Week Workshop

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Online Zoom Conference, New York, New York 00000

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...

Tuesday Apr 13th, 7pm - 10pm Eastern Time

  (10 sessions)
$434

10 sessions

Dialogue Writing Level 1 Two Day Intensive

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Online Zoom Conference, New York, New York 00000

As Rhett tells Scarlett in the movie Gone With the Wind, “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” (In the book version, there’s no “frankly.”) Either way it’s a good line, and you should give a damn about your dialogue. Dialogue is crucial to any kind of story—fiction, nonfiction, any kind of script. Bad dialogue can sink it like a...

Saturday Jun 5th, 1pm - 4pm Eastern Time

  (2 sessions)
$190

2 sessions

TV Writing Level 1: 10-Week Workshop

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Online Zoom Conference, New York, New York 00000

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...

Tuesday Apr 13th, 7pm - 10pm Eastern Time

  (10 sessions)
$434

10 sessions

Grammar 1: The Basics (Two Day Intensive)

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Online Zoom Conference, New York, New York 00000

Maybe you want just enough grammar so you don’t make stupid mistakes. Or maybe you want to use grammar like a concert pianist plays the piano. We’ve got courses for both those desires. And you’ll be surprised at how fun we make it. Grammar 1: The Basics Do you panic when you punctuate? Does grammar make you say, “grrr!” Grammar I teaches...

Saturday Apr 17th, 1pm - 4pm Eastern Time

  (2 sessions)
$190

2 sessions

Essay & Opinion Writing Level 1: 10 Week Workshop

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Online Zoom Conference, New York, New York 00000

This course gives you a firm grounding in the basics of essay/opinion writing craft and gets you writing an essay or opinion piece (or two). Course components: Lectures Writing exercises Workshopping of student projects (each student presenting work two times) Essay & Opinion I is for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals....

Wednesday Apr 21st, 7pm - 10pm Eastern Time

  (10 sessions)
$434

10 sessions

Personal Essay Writing Two Day Intensive

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Online Zoom Conference, New York, New York 00000

What do you think about X or Y or Z? And how have your life experiences informed your views on these topics? That’s the essence of a personal essay: viewpoints filtered through the lens of your personal experience. Any topic goes, from the ridiculous to the sublime. Unlike the stiff essays you may have written in school, these should feel personal,...

Saturday Jun 12th, 12am - 11:45pm Eastern Time

  (2 sessions)
$190

2 sessions

How to Get Published Level 1: Two Day Intensive

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Online Zoom Conference, New York, New York 00000

You’ve spent months, or years, sweating and swearing over a book and now you’re ready to draw the interest of agents and/or publishing houses. Or perhaps you’re in the midst of writing a book and you want to know the publishing challenges up ahead. The question looms: how do you get a book published? Here, you will learn how to navigate the...

Saturday May 15th, 1pm - 4pm Eastern Time

  (2 sessions)
$190

2 sessions

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