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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
T.   Oct 7th, 7:15pm
All levels

Have you always dreamed of writing brilliant tales of urban intrigue for the New Yorker? Now’s your chance! In this class, successful fiction writer, Jim Gavin will share his recipe for crafting an irresistible short story! Through fun, in-class writing exercises and an engaging craft talk, he’ll help you brainstorm new ideas, and write a draft

$80
Su.   Oct 5th, 2:30pm
All levels
Sunday October 5 2:30pm - 5:30pm 1 Session $80
Sunday October 19 2:30pm - 5:30pm 5 Sessions $395
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Do you have a great idea for HBO’s next hit series? Let successful TV writer Sam Ernst (“Crisis”, “Haven”) help you transform your brilliant premise into a page-turning script! You’ll sample the different genres of TV dramas, plan a season arc that keeps the audience hooked, and break your pilot story just like they do in the writer’s

$495
T.   Oct 21st - Nov 18th, 7:30pm
All levels

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
W.   Oct 22nd - Nov 19th, 7:30pm
All levels

What does it take to write the next “Harry Potter”? Whether your story takes place in Middle Earth, a dystopian future, or a gated suburb, bestselling author D.J. MacHale will show you how. He’ll share his tricks for using personal experiences to bring your conflicts and characters to life with vivid detail.Through fun in-class writing exerci

$80
M.   Oct 6th, 7:30pm
All levels

In this class, Victor will give you everything you need to write a knockout half-hour pilot. By the end of this class, you’ll have developed the formula for your series, defined your main characters, and completed a draft of an irresistible pilot. Do you have a hysterical idea for next season’s hit breakout comedy? Then this class is for you. L

$595
T.   Oct 28th - Nov 25th, 7:30pm
All levels

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.   Nov 1st - Dec 6th, 11am
All levels

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
Su.   Oct 12th, 2:30pm
All levels

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
Th.   Oct 30th - Dec 11th, 6:30pm
All levels

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
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

$65
T.   Oct 14th, 7:15pm
All levels

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
W.   Oct 15th - Nov 19th, 7:30pm
All levels

Student will learn from the school's director George McAuliffe the direct improvisation to create sketches that are original, interesting and funny as opposed to formulaic and stale. In the first two classes students will use improvisation to generate sketch comedy material for stage and/or video. The scenes created in class will be the source of y

$200
Sa.   Oct 4th - Oct 25th, 3pm
Intermediate

This intensive workshop will teach you how to use creative tools and exercises that will help you master the craft of writing for the stage. Workshop includes opportunities to hear your work read out loud. Creative tools and exercises include learning about structure, character development, dramatic intention, conflict, motive, climax and resolutio

$99
Sa.   Oct 11th - Nov 15th, 1pm
All levels

Performance essays are all the rage, and in this five-week class, master storyteller Brian Finkelstein will teach you how to be a yarn-spinning pro. You'll do fun, improvised storytelling drills, learn about the structure of performance essays, and explore ways to use your pieces to boost your writing career. Brian will show you how to transform r

$395
M.   Oct 20th - Nov 17th, 7:30pm
All levels

Want to transform your blog into a cash cow? Good bye day job, hello Jenn Fujikawa, social media expert and creator of award-winning blog Justjennjecipes.com. In this one-day class, Jenn will teach you how to use your blog as a personal branding weapon to achieve your dreams. Through an informative craft talk, you’ll learn how to drive people to

$90
M.   Oct 20th, 7:30pm
All levels

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
Su.   Oct 19th, 11am
All levels

As we move through a step-by-step journey from the inspiration to the final draft, we will take an in-depth look at all the essential story concepts and principles, including the essence of story - that without which there would be no story; the creative unconscious source of our creativity; and the story model that contains the hidden story struct

$375
Sa.Su.   Oct 18th - Oct 19th, 10am
All levels

Spend the evening learning about the different types of narrative voices you can choose from when writing fiction and how to use them properly.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
T.   Oct 21st, 7:15pm
All levels