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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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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
Sa.   Aug 2nd - Sep 13th, 12pm
Beginner

Learn the strategies and techniques of writing a proposal. Learn to identify community needs and budgeting costs to meet those needs, and other strategies/techniques for grant writing Internet experience is recommended.

$55
+550 pts
Su.   Aug 17th - Aug 24th, 1pm
All levels

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.   Aug 3rd - Sep 14th, 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 12th, 7pm
All levels
Tuesday August 12 7pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $45
Tuesday August 19 7pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $45
Tuesday August 26 7pm - 9:30pm 1 Session $45
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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 4th - Aug 7th, 7pm
All levels
Monday August 4 7pm - 10pm 3 Sessions $160
Monday August 11 7pm - 10pm 3 Sessions $160
Monday August 18 7pm - 10pm 3 Sessions $160
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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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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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

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

$49
+490 pts
T.   Aug 19th, 10am
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
Th.   Aug 14th, 9am
All levels
Thursday August 14 9am - 4:30pm 1 Session $325
Tuesday September 23 9am - 4:30pm 1 Session $325
Monday November 3 9am - 4:30pm 1 Session $325
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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

Intended for students new to the screenwriting process, this course grounds you in the crucial elements of story structure, plot, scene development, character, theme, genre, and dialogue, and shows you how they work together to create a compelling film experience. You learn how to create and evaluate loglines and story ideas; explore how characters

$350
+3500 pts
Su.   Aug 3rd - Sep 14th, 3pm
Beginner

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
+3750 pts
Sa.Su.   Oct 18th - Oct 19th, 10am
All levels

Learn how to use untapped humanity and embarrassing moments in a way that can reach a wide audience. You will finish this class able to fill in the blank, "----------- is the story of my life." Each student leaves class with a six-ten minute showcase-able set of autobiographical material. The first half of the class is filled with fun exercises to

$200
+2000 pts
T.   Aug 12th - Sep 2nd, 12pm
All levels

Writer of a thousand talents, DC Pierson will help you explore a smorgasbord of literary genres and discover what floats your boat. By the end of class, you'll have finished a short piece and have found your true calling on the page. Emmy, Pulitzer, or Oscar sold separately. You've dreamed of finding the time to write on a regular basis or to finis

$295
+2950 pts
Sa.   Sep 13th - Oct 4th, 11am
All levels

Have you ever thought about turning your life’s trials and tribulations into a NY Times bestseller but didn’t know where to start? In this one day class, successful memoirist Sara Benincasa will share her secrets for painlessly excavating your tumultuous past to craft a gripping page turner! Her fun, in-class exercises will help you write a kic

$90
+900 pts
Sa.   Aug 16th, 12pm
All levels

In an intensive course that introduces you to the fundamentals of dramatic screenwriting, find out about the tools that screenwriters have at their disposal to communicate their ideas. Gain hands-on experience through weekly writing exercises that develop specific screenwriting skills, then read your work aloud in class and take part in friendly di

$99
+990 pts
Th.   Sep 18th - Oct 23rd, 6:30pm
Beginner