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In this two-night intensive course, Maureen Dempsey, an editor with a broad range of print and digital experience, will talk you through the steps to write and send an effective pitch. You'll write pitches, get feedback, and research publications and editors who are looking for new writers. In this class, you will learn how to:Generate pitch ideas

$275
W.   Oct 1st - Oct 8th, 6:45pm
All levels

Learn how to create successful events from conception to completion. You'll discover how to think, plan, problem solve, and produce like a professional event planner. We'll follow the process of planning an event from beginning to end. Event planning is an important component of marketing and public relations. Events have the power to build consum

$385
T.   Oct 7th - Oct 28th, 6:45pm
Beginner
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In this hands-on workshop, we’ll unpack how to outline, build, and deliver an innovative, attention-getting presentation. Whether you’re pitching to investors, delivering a keynote, or introducing a new product, text-heavy slides aren’t the way to make people listen.In the first session, we’ll walk you through how to build a presentation an

$275
W.   Nov 12th, 6:45pm
All levels

Remember when people cared about website hits? Now that that's over, we can focus on tracking the website metrics that can drive sales, engagement, and traffic.In this class, we'll cover the plethora of web analytics data available today, and how you can use those metrics to build a multifaceted digital strategy for your brand or business. Through

$385
W.   Nov 12th - Dec 10th, 6:45pm
All levels

You will come out of the course knowing how to convey points publicly with impressive authority, strong audience appeal, and greater confidence about public speaking opportunities. Terror be gone! Public speaking is a common fear (a terror, really) which is why effective public speakers with powerful presence are so often admired and rewarded, espe

$275
Th.   Nov 6th - Nov 13th, 6:45pm
Beginner

In this class, you'll develop a children's book from an initial concept to a dummy ready to submit to publishers. Through writing assignments, you'll focus your ideas and build your story. You'll also create an illustration portfolio ready to present to art directors. Children's books made us first fall in love with writing, and children can be the

$550
W.   Nov 26th - Dec 17th, 6:30pm
All levels

Learn the anatomy of a successful food piece, how to conceive of story ideas, and how to create a portfolio. This class will discuss steps to build authority in the food writing community, including creating a food blog or website, and how doing so can leverage your personal brand. Students will leave class with the confidence to kick-start their f

$470
W.   Oct 8th - Nov 12th, 6:45pm
Beginner

Do you want to expand your personal brand through podcasting? Do you want to reach a targeted audience with your own content? Have you ever listened to one of your favorite podcasts and wished you were the host? This course will walk you through the basics of podcasting and give you the knowledge you need to get your own show up and running in just

$275
Th.   Oct 30th - Nov 6th, 6:45pm
All levels

Learn how to write video scripts and story outlines, shoot and edit it, and broadcast your work on video-sharing sites like YouTube.com. We'll explore excellent examples of online video, discuss the cameras and microphones you'll need, and teach you to shoot, edit, and encode. Popular websites are more than just words. Pages with video get double t

$275
Sa.   Oct 4th, 10am
Beginner

Students will learn essential copywriting terms and techniques. If you're already working as a writer or copywriter, you'll learn from a new perspective while you complete creative assignments to expand your portfolio. Craft sparkling ad copy through creative exercises and practical, hands-on learning. Once you master the basic concepts and structu

$550
Th.   Oct 9th - Nov 20th, 6:45pm
Beginner

In this seminar, you will learn: an overview of social media platforms; which platforms cater to which mediums; how to set goals to achieve results utilizing social media; how to use various platforms; how to choose a theme; how to define your voice Social media is a powerful tool that can be used to achieve results -- whether it be marketing, mone

$65

Learn how to pick a blogging platform that's right for you; the basics of blog design and organization; the importance of writing a blog mission statement to understand your voice, your reader, and your goals; guidelines for frequency and length of posts; tagging, SEO writing, and responding to comments; how to network with other bloggers and join

$385

Develop an established presence on one or more social networks, expanded exposure on your existing networks, and a solid understanding of how to best use social media. Social media has become an integral part of our daily lives. If you've looked up an old roommate on Facebook or watched videos on YouTube, you've used social media. But these kinds o

$350

Discover how to work as a writer in a changing industry by completing two publishable pieces. This class will show you where opportunities are and which are right for you. You'll workshop two pieces in any format including news stories, roundups, services pieces, listicles, profiles, personal essays, interviews, and features. The class will address

$550

Students will learn how to write compelling, crisp copy that stays on brand, weave in search optimization goals to connect with the target consumer, take messages from traditional to new media platforms while maintaining a uniform campaign, collaborate with art directors and account managers, create and alter messages to accommodate various digital

$470

In this intensive course, join fellow editors, writers, and bloggers to learn how to implement SEO writing techniques immediately to ensure content reaches your intended audience. We'll cover how to improve your organic page ranking to drive traffic to your website, the anatomy of a search engine, and link-building techniques to maximize visibilit

$275

In this class, we'll cover the plethora of web analytics data available today. Through assignments using Google Analytics, you'll learn what to look for in analytics reports, what the data means, and how to use your findings to improve online initiatives. Business owners used to only be concerned with the number of hits to their website. Now busine

$385

Students will learn how to turn the red pen on their own work and look at it from an editor's point of view. In this intensive workshop, Paula Derrow, former articles director at Self and Modern Love author, will edit and critique your essay. Paula will help you navigate the market for personal essays, tell you the most effective way to pitch, and

$275

Students will know how to maximize print and online writing opportunities to establish their authority as a travel writer. They will obtain a complete portfolio of eight publishable articles and pitch letters to match that will impress any editor as well. To launch a career as a travel writer, you need more than a passport and a grasp of the writte

$550

We'll cover the basics, from understanding copy editing marks to avoiding rookie grammar mistakes. You'll have the tools needed to enter the field and an understanding of how to create smooth, readable copy. And you'll have another skill you can add to your resume and put into action. Do you love correcting other people's writing? Do you have a sha

$385