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Master the skills of writing sketch comedy. Learn basic scene structure, character development, establish action, and learn the styles and genres of comedy. Weekly writing assignments & in-class exercises generate material and establish a regular writing schedule.Foundations of sketch comedy--Learn how to write like an improviser. Brainstorm id

$325
+3250 pts
F.   Oct 24th - Dec 19th, 6pm
All levels
Friday October 24 6pm - 9pm 9 Sessions $325
Saturday October 25 10am - 1pm 9 Sessions $325
Sunday October 26 12pm - 3pm 9 Sessions $325
Sunday October 26 3pm - 6pm 9 Sessions $325
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You know the situation: your life. Now how do you craft a meaningful story from it? Come find out how to create a focused narrative out of the many fascinating elements of your life. In a positive and supportive atmosphere, explore the different facets of memoir writing, including setting and place, point of view, voice, character arcs, and engagin

$99
+990 pts
Th.   Sep 11th - Oct 23rd, 6:30pm
All levels
Thursday September 11 6:30pm - 9:30pm 6 Sessions $99
Thursday October 30 6:30pm - 9:30pm 6 Sessions $99
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Come with your story idea (any TV category) and characters or come just to learn. If you bring your idea with you, then you will have a chance to work on your log line and characters with an industry pro and more.

$247
+2470 pts
Su.   Sep 14th, 10am
All levels

Spend the evening learning how to write more engaging dialogue and doing exercises that will help you hone your dialogue writing skillsThis is one night of a series of workshops. You can purchase this one workshop or you can buy the entire series.  Look for the series under 'Fiction Workshop'.

$65
+650 pts
T.   Oct 7th, 12pm
All levels

Spend an evening learning how and where to incorporate subtext into your fiction and practice the art of subtext through in-class writing exercises.This is one night of a series of workshops. You can purchase this one workshop or you can buy the entire series.  Look for the series under 'Fiction Workshop'.

$65
+650 pts
T.   Nov 4th, 12pm
All levels
W.   Sep 10th - Oct 22nd, 1pm
All levels
Wednesday September 10 1pm - 4pm 6 Sessions $99
Wednesday October 29 1pm - 4pm 6 Sessions $99
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In this creative writing workshop, students will generate new writings via inspiring writing prompts and will be given the opportunity to bring projects in for feedback. Write: The prompts are designed to get you to think creatively, improve your prose, and extract new stories and characters from your amazing writer's brain. This workshop is open t

$270
+2700 pts
Th.   Sep 11th - Oct 16th, 7pm
All levels
Thursday September 11 7pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $270
Thursday September 25 7pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $335
Wednesday October 15 7:30pm - 10pm 1 Session $270
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Writer, journalist and blogger Scott Holleran explains the core principles of good writing. Q & A included.

Free
+0 pts
Th.   Oct 2nd, 5pm
All levels
W.   Sep 17th - Oct 29th, 7pm
All levels

Spend eight evenings learning and practicing different elements of fiction writing.  Each night we meet we’ll focus on a different creative writing topic as listed below.  During the evening we will discuss that particular element and we will give you creative writing exercises to complete in class to practice the element we a

$455
+4550 pts
W.   Sep 17th - Oct 29th, 7:15pm
All levels

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
+3500 pts
Th.   Sep 18th - Oct 30th, 7pm
Beginner
Thursday September 18 7pm - 9pm 7 Sessions $350
Saturday September 20 12pm - 2pm 7 Sessions $350
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Spend one or several evenings learning and practicing different elements of the creative writing craft.Choose which evenings you’d like to attend this fall, or choose just the fiction classes, or choose to register for the entire series. Each night we meet we’ll focus on a different creative writing topic as listed below. &n

$525
+5250 pts
T.   Sep 16th - Nov 18th, 7:15pm
All levels

Morning principles and processes of improvisation class and afternoon introduction to sketch comedy technique class.

$296
+2960 pts
M.T.W.   Nov 24th - Nov 26th, 10am
All levels
Monday November 24 10am - 4pm 3 Sessions $296
Monday November 24 10am - 4pm 3 Sessions $296
Monday November 24 10am - 4pm 3 Sessions $296
Monday November 24 10am - 4pm 3 Sessions $296
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Morning principles and processes of improvisation class and afternoon introduction to sketch comedy technique class.

$296
+2960 pts
M.T.W.   Dec 29th - Dec 31st, 10am
All levels
Monday December 29 10am - 4pm 3 Sessions $296
Monday December 29 10am - 4pm 3 Sessions $296
Monday December 29 10am - 4pm 3 Sessions $296
Monday December 29 10am - 4pm 3 Sessions $296
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Humor writing is not just a talent reserved for those who are “naturally funny.” It's a skill you can learn, hone, and then rely on every time you sit down to write. If you are a TV or screenwriter, essayist, storyteller, comedian, or even if you are in the corporate world, this is the workshop for you! Through lectures, innovative writing exer

$99
+990 pts
Th.   Sep 11th - Oct 16th, 6:30pm
All levels

Explore different styles of writing through various exercises, including: poetry, character development and expository assessment.This course will also engage and challenge you to develop and create your own personal projects.

$79
+790 pts
Sa.   Sep 27th - Oct 25th, 11am
All levels

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
+3500 pts
Su.   Sep 21st - Nov 2nd, 12pm
Intermediate

This intense week long experience will allow students to explore the basics of writing comedy for the stage. Students will work both independently and collaboratively brainstorming ideas, creating environment, writing dialogue and working with stories. Five days of intensive improvisation for those who can’t make the seven week program or want a

$340
+3400 pts
M.T.W.Th.F.   Oct 13th - Oct 17th, 11am
All levels

Spend the evening learning how to generate more conflict in your fiction by understanding the underpinnings of conflict and work on in-class writing exercises to help hone this important writing skill.This is one night of a series of workshops. You can purchase this one workshop or you can buy the entire series.  Look for the series under 'Fic

$45
+450 pts
T.   Sep 2nd, 7pm
All levels
Tuesday September 2 7pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $45
Tuesday October 14 12pm - 2pm 1 Session $65
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Spend the evening learning how to improve your fiction prose and doing writing exercises to help you elevate your prose and avoid writing purple prose.This is one night of a series of workshops. You can purchase this one workshop or you can buy the entire series.  Look for the series under 'Fiction Workshop'.

$65
+650 pts
T.   Oct 28th, 7:15pm
All levels