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In a hands-on writer’s workshop, learn how to revise and polish your stories to develop their full potential. Bring to class your fiction or creative nonfiction work-in-progress, and—in a positive and supportive environment—you’ll receive meaningful feedback and helpful critiques from your instructor and fellow writers.

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Wednesday September 9 1pm - 4pm 6 Sessions $99
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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 engaging...

$99
Th.   Sep 10th, 6:30pm
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Thursday September 10 6:30pm - 9:30pm 6 Sessions $99
Thursday October 29 6:30pm - 9:30pm 6 Sessions $99
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You dream of writing a killer pilot that launches you a staff job on Game Of Thrones. Or maybe you want to turn your life story into an Emmy award-winning HBO series. If so, veteran screenwriter and TV writer Mike Ellis can help. He’s written for all the big boys, ABC, CBS and The CW and has sold pitches to DreamWorks, Working Title, Revolution Studios,...

$495
T.   Sep 15th, 8:30pm
All levels
(6)

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...

$160
M.   Aug 3rd, 6:30pm
All levels
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Monday August 3 6:30pm - 9:30pm 4 Sessions $160
Wednesday August 5 10am - 1pm 4 Sessions $160
Thursday August 6 6:30pm - 9:30pm 4 Sessions $160
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You have all the elements of a great TV Comedy: a great premise, clear characters, an engaging world, and a solid outline. Unfortunately, the thought of actually writing the pilot fills you with dread every time you stare down at the blank screen. No problem! Isaac Aptaker (About a Boy) will take through the paces. He will help you hone your beat sheets...

$495
Sa.   Sep 19th, 11am
All levels
(6)

You’ve always dreamed of finding the time to write on a regular basis or to finish a screenplay, a novel, a collection ofpoems, or a story. You can do it, and this class will help you! Writer of a thousand talents, Julieanne Smolinski will help you explore a smorgasbord of literary genres and discover what floats your boat. Through all new fun in-class...

$295
Sa.   Sep 19th, 11am
All levels
(6)

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.   Aug 8th, 9:30am
All levels
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Saturday August 8 9:30am - 6:30pm 1 Session $150
Saturday August 22 9:30am - 6:30pm 1 Session $150
Saturday September 5 9:30am - 6:30pm 1 Session $150
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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.   Aug 2nd, 11am
All levels
(1)
Sunday August 2 11am - 1pm 1 Session $45
Sunday August 9 11am - 1pm 1 Session $45
Sunday August 16 11am - 1pm 1 Session $45
Sunday August 23 11am - 1pm 1 Session $45
Sunday August 30 11am - 1pm 1 Session $45
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Empower yourself in your journey from the blank page to the silver screen! In a hands-on workshop for screenwriters who have written at least a short or a feature film, gain practical tools to solve both storytelling and business issues. Find out how to address typical concerns of a screenwriter--from researches to writer’s block, from story structure...

$179
W.   Oct 28th, 6:30pm
Advanced
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In a hands-on workshop featuring lectures, in-class writing exercises, and supportive feedback, discover how to write a comedic piece that is part story, part essay, part dialogue, and entirely, uniquely “you.”  Learn all about the tools, techniques, and tricks that comedy writers use to get laughs in sitcoms, screenplays, blogs, stories...

$129
Th.   Oct 22nd, 6:30pm
All levels
(62)

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—such...

$89
Sa.   Oct 31st, 11am
Beginner
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Filmmaking begins with story development and script writing. This workshop covers techniques to crafting a quality, marketable screenplay. Topics will include loglines, genres, characters, dialogue, story structure, rules, Aristotle´s Poetics, and common mistakes. This material is for current and would-be comedic short and feature film screenwriters,...

$49
W.   Aug 19th, 2pm
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.   Aug 2nd, 9am
All levels
(65)

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...

$49
W.   Aug 19th, 10am
All levels
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Wednesday August 19 10am - 1pm 1 Session $49
Monday September 14 7pm - 9pm 5 Sessions $295
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This hands-on course was designed for the sole purpose of helping you achieve your goal. You've taken all the expensive writing classes, you've networked and done all the grunt work to get your foot in the door and you've fantasized about what your life could be like if you could just get that first big break and start your new career as a writer...

$129
W.   Sep 16th, 7pm
All levels
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