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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 29th, 11am
All levels
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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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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....

$315
Su.   Mar 29th, 2pm
All levels
(4)
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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
(27)

In the peaceful atmosphere of the Saturday workshop, and with the help of meditations that quiet the critical mind, writing becomes possible, cathartic, transformational. You can write memoir or fiction. Each workshop is focused around an inspirational theme or myth. You’ll write three times for about one hour each time, and receive constructive,...

$150
Sa.   Apr 11th, 9:30am
All levels
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Saturday April 11 9:30am - 6:30pm 1 Session $150
Saturday April 25 9:30am - 6:30pm 1 Session $150
Saturday May 9 9:30am - 6:30pm 1 Session $150
Saturday May 23 9:30am - 6:30pm 1 Session $150
Saturday June 13 9:30am - 6:30pm 1 Session $150
Saturday June 27 9:30am - 6:30pm 1 Session $150
Saturday July 11 9:30am - 6:30pm 1 Session $150
Saturday July 25 9:30am - 6:30pm 1 Session $150
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Do you have a hysterical idea for next season’s hit breakout comedy? Then this class is for you. Let successful TV writer Craig Gerard (A to Z, How I Met Your Mother), share his secrets for developing the DNA of your show, finding the funny, developing characters that bring us back, season after season. IThrough lively craft lectures and Craig’s...

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$396
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$495
M.   Apr 6th, 7:30pm
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 Amber Benson will help you nudge your book to the finish line! She’ll also teach you techniques for creating compelling characters, exciting plot lines, and vivid worlds.If you like, you...

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$252
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$315
Su.   Mar 29th, 2pm
All levels
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Stan Zimmerman (The Casting Coach): Writer/ExecProducer/Co-Creator: Rita Rocks(Lifetime). Writer/Producer: Gilmore Girls (WB)Roseanne (ABC) WGA Nomination Best Comedy Episode for the infamous Kiss Episode. Writer: The Brady Bunch Movie, A Very Brady SequelAnnie MOW (ABC/Zadan-Meron)The Golden Girls (NBC) WGA Nomination Best...

$275
W.   Apr 1st, 7pm
All levels
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The skills of creative writing are taught and explored, as well as methods to put aside the critical mind. Experienced and beginning writers are welcome, and this includes people for whom English is not their first language.Scrutinizing character and event, or soaring high above our lives to see patterns unseen from the ground, we find ourselves in...

$160
M.   Apr 20th, 7pm
All levels
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Monday April 20 7pm - 10pm 4 Sessions $160
Wednesday April 22 10:30am - 1:30pm 4 Sessions $160
Thursday April 23 7pm - 10pm 4 Sessions $160
Monday May 4 7pm - 10pm 4 Sessions $160
Wednesday May 20 10:30am - 1:30pm 4 Sessions $160
Thursday May 21 7pm - 10pm 4 Sessions $160
Monday June 1 7pm - 10pm 4 Sessions $160
Wednesday June 17 10:30am - 1:30pm 4 Sessions $160
Thursday June 18 7pm - 10pm 4 Sessions $160
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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.   Apr 18th, 12pm
Beginner
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Saturday April 18 12pm - 3pm 7 Sessions $350
Monday April 20 7pm - 10:30pm 6 Sessions $350
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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.   Apr 11th, 12:30pm
Advanced
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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...

$45
T.   Apr 14th, 7pm
All levels
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Tuesday April 14 7pm - 9pm 1 Session $45
Thursday June 4 7pm - 9pm 1 Session $45
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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
(27)

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.   Apr 16th, 9am
All levels
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Thursday April 16 9am - 4:30pm 1 Session $350
Tuesday May 26 9am - 4:30pm 1 Session $350
Tuesday July 14 9am - 4:30pm 1 Session $350
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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
(27)

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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Revision can be tricky, especially if you have been working on your story or memoir for a long time, reading it over and over. Chances are you are no longer seeing your story objectively.But we’re here to help! In this one-day workshop, aspiring writers will learn how to critique themselves by discovering the basics of revision.In this safe environment,...

$175
Sa.   Apr 18th, 11am
All levels
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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 learn...

$90
M.   May 11th, 7pm
All levels
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How do you know if you are a good writer? By discovering what writing techniques you excel at and what tools you are missing from your toolbox. Hone the craft tools that may be the missing link between being a writer and being a talented writer. In this group, you’ll also get a list of recommended reading for writers.

$75
Sa.   Apr 25th, 9am
All levels
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Break story on your half-hour or one-hour pilot  and make decisions about your new series in this intensive from Pilar Alessandra.In this class you will:Identify the tone and scope of your series.Break story on your original pilot.Make decisions about structure.Define your characters and prospective relationships.Explore...

$175
Su.   May 3rd, 10am
All levels
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