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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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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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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

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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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

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 one or several evening learning and practicing different elements of the creative writing craft. Pick and choose which evenings you'd like to attend this summer to work on fiction, poetry, or memoir. Each night we meet, we'll focus on a different creative writing topic as listed below. During the evening, we will discuss that particular eleme

$45
+450 pts
T.   Aug 26th, 7pm
All levels

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
+1600 pts
Sa.   Aug 23rd, 9:30am
All levels
Saturday August 23 9:30am - 6:30pm 1 Session $160
Saturday September 27 9:30am - 6:30pm 1 Session $160
Saturday October 25 9:30am - 6:30pm 1 Session $160
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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

$160
+1600 pts
M.W.Th.   Aug 25th - Aug 28th, 7pm
All levels
Monday August 25 7pm - 10pm 3 Sessions $160
Monday September 1 7pm - 10pm 3 Sessions $160
Monday September 8 7pm - 10pm 3 Sessions $160
Monday September 15 7pm - 10pm 3 Sessions $160
Monday September 22 7pm - 10pm 3 Sessions $160
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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 t

$80
+800 pts
Su.   Oct 12th, 2:30pm
All levels

Improve your writing by reading exciting poets! If you’re a beginning reader of poetry or an already practicing poet, come discover the secrets of poetic form, metaphor, imagery, rhythm, and much more by looking deeply into the works of a wide range of poets – from Shakespeare and the classics to the best international, American, and LA poets

$79
+790 pts
Sa.   Sep 6th - Oct 18th, 11am
Beginner

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 ta

$395
+3950 pts
Su.   Sep 28th - Oct 26th, 6pm
All levels

In this seminar/workshop, students will learn every facet of 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. Whether it's Letterman, Leno, or Maher, students will come away with the know

$295
+2950 pts
M.   Sep 15th - Oct 13th, 7pm
All levels

Students will learn to write comprehensive writing for television. Pilot writing gives you the next cutting edge idea for a series. People always complain about what’s on television but nobody does anything about it. Until now! More and more networks and executives are starting to look beyond their typical yearly development for fresh, unique and

$350
+3500 pts
M.   Sep 15th - Oct 27th, 7pm
Beginner

Have you always wanted to write a personal essay but you don’t know where to start? Published journalist, Natasha Vargas-Cooper, will help you transform your bad blind dates and visits from unruly parents into insightful, compelling revelations. She’ll show you how to make your essay relatable and tantalizing to readers and editors. You’ll le

$395
+3950 pts
W.   Sep 17th - Oct 15th, 7pm
All levels

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 Objectives - This Business Wri

$325
+3250 pts
T.   Sep 23rd, 9am
All levels
Tuesday September 23 9am - 4:30pm 1 Session $325
Monday November 3 9am - 4:30pm 1 Session $325
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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
+3950 pts
Sa.   Sep 20th - Oct 25th, 11am
All levels
Saturday September 20 11am - 2pm 5 Sessions $395
Saturday November 1 11am - 2pm 5 Sessions $395
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In this one day class she’ll share her secret techniques for finding the stories that only you can tell. Through fun in-class exercises you’ll learn how to use your own experiences and memories to imbue your novel with a sense of place that is so specific, that the reader feels transported to another time and place.By the end of the class, you

$90
+900 pts
Sa.   Sep 27th, 11am
All levels