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In this course students will learn basic late night comedy writing including monologue, desk pieces and remotes, with the goal of becoming technically proficient, confident and comfortable submitting material to various late night television programs. All with the emphasis of finding your unique voice as a comedy writer!TESTIMONIALS"Not only is Gabe...

$295
M.   Mar 2nd, 7pm
All levels
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Monday March 2 7pm - 9pm 5 Sessions $295
Tuesday August 18 10am - 1pm 1 Session $49
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How do we even begin to talk about big concepts such a marriage, divorce, death, or birth in just a few pages? It’s easier than you think. In this Writing The Personal Essay workshop, we will think about how these big concepts can be easily pared down into something manageable and turned into a relatable and readable essay. Through writing exercises,...

$155
Sa.   Mar 7th, 11:30am
All levels
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Learn how to build a professional portfolio that will land you the most lucrative assignments.If you like to read and have a flair for writing, you can supplement your income as a freelance reader. Film studios and producers need to have hundreds of scripts and books read each day - and freelance readers are paid to do it. Find out where the jobs are...

$43
Su.   May 3rd, 9am
All levels
(21)

In this workshop you will be inspired to write like never before and produce material that will surprise even yourself. The skills of creative writing will be taught and deepened, as well as methods to quiet the critical mind so that writing will flow easily and naturally. Participants will write and read their work in the group, receive effective...

$160
M.   Mar 2nd, 7pm
All levels
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Monday March 2 7pm - 10pm 4 Sessions $160
Wednesday March 4 10:30am - 1:30pm 4 Sessions $160
Monday March 30 7pm - 10pm 4 Sessions $160
Wednesday April 1 10:30am - 1:30pm 4 Sessions $160
Thursday April 2 7pm - 10pm 4 Sessions $160
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Every Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., we offers a workshop where you write for 2 hours based on creative writing prompts we give you. Write, then read (or don’t read – no pressure!) what you wrote, but either way, you’ll leave with new writings, with new ideas, and new inspiration.The writing exercises we give are based on the needs of...

$45
Su.   Mar 15th, 11am
All levels
(1)
Sunday March 15 11am - 1pm 1 Session $45
Sunday March 29 11am - 1pm 1 Session $45
Sunday April 5 11am - 1pm 1 Session $45
Sunday April 12 11am - 1pm 1 Session $45
Sunday April 19 11am - 1pm 1 Session $45
Sunday April 26 11am - 1pm 1 Session $45
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This class teaches the basics of sketch writing. What makes the premise of your sketch funny? Learn heightening and writing efficiently in your scenes. Different types of sketches will be introduced as will rewriting sketches, and writing with others. There will be home-work assignments each week. No prerequisite to start this class - Level 1...

$350
Sa.   Feb 28th, 12pm
Beginner
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Expressive, focused writing heals. When we translate emotional experiences into tangible and graspable narratives, we mend our working memories. We think clearer, we feel better, and our social interactions improve.This 4-week Write to Health workshop will be held in the Amherst Writers & Artists method. This method emphasizes confidentiality and...

$180
M.   Mar 2nd, 7pm
All levels
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Students will learn step by step how to produce clear and direct emails, letters, proposals and copy for ads and public announcements. This course will teach you formulas for success in written communication. The training is interactive, fast-paced, fun, and full of tips and techniques you can use immediately.Learning ObjectivesProper use of punctuationAvoiding...

$350
Th.   Mar 5th, 9am
All levels
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Thursday March 5 9am - 4:30pm 1 Session $350
Thursday April 16 9am - 4:30pm 1 Session $350
Tuesday May 26 9am - 4:30pm 1 Session $350
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Students will build on the skills learned in Sketch 1 to generate material for stage and television. Notes from the instructor will become more specific and focused on producing professional sketches. The final weeks of class will focus on writing for Saturday Night Live and Television Talk shows like Conan and Jimmy Kimmel Live.

$350
Sa.   Feb 28th, 3pm
Intermediate
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When most people hear the word poetry, their eyes glaze over. Not when veteran poet Ron Koertge is in the house. In the hands of a master, words become delicate instruments, allowing the fusion of sound, sensory experience, sybolism, and humor. In this one day class. Ron will help you find your inner Wordsworth, through fun in-class exercises and targeted...

$80
Sa.   Feb 28th, 11am
All levels
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Is it your dream to write the great American novel? Finishing a book is a tough thing to do even for the seasoned professional. In this class, successful novelist Lauren Strasnick will help you nudge your book to the finish line! She’ll also teach you techniques for creating a thrilling story arc, irresistible dialogue, characters and conflict....

$395
Sa.   Mar 14th, 11am
All levels
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You know your script has to be rewritten. You know it has to be original, active, polished and poignant before it goes into industry hands.But, where do you start?In this class, lectures, film examples and in-class writing tools show you what your script needs and helps you to fix it on the spot! You'll "script doctor" in class, hone pages, deepen...

$375
Sa.   Mar 7th, 12:30pm
Advanced
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Saturday March 7 12:30pm - 3:30pm 6 Sessions $375
Saturday April 11 12:30pm - 3:30pm 6 Sessions $375
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You know your story. It's about you, after all. But how do you make your tale so engaging that it pulls the reader in page after page? In this five week class, successful memoirist Monica Holloway takes you behind the scenes, exploring techniques for making the truth more compelling than fiction. Though in-class lectures, writing exercises, and targeted...

$395
Su.   Mar 22nd, 6pm
All levels
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In this workshop you will be inspired to write like never before and produce material that will surprise even yourself. The skills of creative writing will be taught and deepened, as well as methods to quiet the critical mind so that writing will flow easily and naturally. Participants will write and read their work in the group, receive effective...

$150
Sa.   Mar 14th, 9:30am
All levels
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Saturday March 14 9:30am - 6:30pm 1 Session $150
Saturday March 28 9:30am - 6:30pm 1 Session $150
Saturday April 25 9:30am - 6:30pm 4 Sessions $150
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It's one of the dream jobs of many comedians: working in a real writers' room on the staff of a hit TV sitcom. But how do you get that job? What is it like? And most importantly... can I really do it?In this intense six-week course, students will begin to craft their very own sitcom script in a classroom experience designed to mimic working in an actual...

$295
Th.   Mar 26th, 7pm
All levels
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Do you dream of making the leap from comedy club stage to household television screen? Do you have the perfect idea for your own sitcom, but just don't know how to put it all together on the page?In this intense three-hour workshop, you'll learn about the basics of sitcom structure, and begin to get an understanding of how to develop and outline your...

$49
Sa.   Mar 21st, 12pm
All levels
(3)

In this class, you'll learn what makes the news, how to identify the right reporter, how to craft your story and insider tips on how to pitch it to reporters, bloggers and television show producers to secure stories in newspapers, e-newsletters, blogs and even television.“Contrary to common belief, the most effective way to build a brand is not by...

$50
M.   Mar 9th, 7pm
All levels
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Have trouble telling the difference between a "preposition" and a "split infinitive?" This class will assist and help students improve on their writing, comprehension, grammar and vocabulary skills. This class will also concentrate on specific problem areas students through intensive classroom assignments and homework.

$75
Th.   Apr 16th, 6:30pm
All levels
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Learn to write a script quickly, well and at a professional level, ready to be marketed as quickly as possible. This is the most direct method of writing/creating/selling a script you'll find anywhere, and you don't have to buy software or a book.

$40
Su.   May 24th, 9am
All levels
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Learn how to get a book or writing published, using copyright and trademark law, e-publishing and electronic commerce. With new services promising to help writers self-publish or distribute their e-books even better than before, it’s imperative that writers educate themselves about how these services typically operate.

$65
Th.   Apr 30th, 6:30pm
All levels
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