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So You Want to be a TV Writer: A TV Writing Workshop

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,...

$645
7 sessions
Th.   Sep 15th, 8:30pm
All levels
(12)
From Outline to First Draft: TV Drama Pilot Writing

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...

$695
7 sessions
Sa.   Sep 17th, 2:45pm
Intermediate
(12)
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Business Writing with Positive Impact

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 Proper use of...

$350
F.   Sep 16th, 9am
All levels
(23)
Other Dates (3)
Creative Writing Workshop

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.

$109
6 sessions
W.   Sep 7th, 1pm
All levels
(206)
Other Dates (2)
Memoir Writing Workshop

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...

$109
6 sessions
Th.   Oct 27th, 6:30pm
All levels
(206)
Writing for Late Night TV

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...

$295
6 sessions
M.   Sep 12th, 7pm
All levels
(13)
Creative Writing Weekly

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
4 sessions
Th.   Sep 1st, 6:30pm
All levels
(5)
Other Dates (12)
Poetry Writing & Reading Workshop

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
6 sessions
Sa.   Sep 10th, 11am
Beginner
(206)
Read All Day & Get Paid For It

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.   Oct 16th, 9am
All levels
(194)
How to Write Funny

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
7 sessions
Th.   Oct 20th, 6:30pm
All levels
(206)
Advanced Screen Writing: From Page to Screen

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...

$129
6 sessions
W.   Oct 26th, 6:30pm
Advanced
(206)
From Game of Thrones to Mad Men: Writing the TV Drama

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
5 sessions
W.   Sep 14th, 7:30pm
All levels
(12)
Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Novel Writing

Have you always dreamed of writing whimsical tales that take place in a futuristic world of your own creation? In this class, successful science fiction writer and horror movie writer, Jennifer Brody will share her recipe for crafting an irresistible science fiction, horror or fantasy novel! Through fun, in-class writing exercises and an engaging craft...

$395
5 sessions
Sa.   Sep 17th, 2:30pm
All levels
(12)

Get Artsy

A Novel Approach: Intermediate Novel Writing Workshop

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 5 week novel writing workshop, 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...

$450
5 sessions
Sa.   Sep 17th, 10:45am
Intermediate
(12)
So You Want To Be A Novelist?: A Novel Writing Workshop

Is it your dream to write the great American novel? In this 5-week intro novel writing workshop, successful novelist Steph Cha will help you take your great book idea and turn it into a page turner.  Through fascinating craft lectures, she will teach you the fundamentals of long form fiction and cover techniques for creating a thrilling story...

$395
5 sessions
Sa.   Sep 17th, 10:30am
All levels
(12)