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Using a balance of lecture, exercise, and feedback on work from the instructor and classmates, this course gives students a firm grounding in all the basics of standup comedy writing. Everything is presented in a clear, accessible manner.Begin developing a standup actLectures on basics of standup comedy writing craftWriting exercisesPresent work for...

$445
T.   Jan 13th - Mar 17th, 6:30pm
Beginner
(30)

The One-Day Intensives are seven-hour crash courses. You are immersed in a topic through a mixture of brief lectures that hit the high-points and writing exercises that let you immediately try your hand at what you’ve just learned. The Intensives provide an excellent overview of their fields, ideal for both the beginner and someone wanting a quick...

$150
Sa.   Jan 10th, 11am
Beginner
(30)

Using a balance of lecture, exercise, and feedback on work from the instructor and classmates, this course gives students a firm grounding in all the basics of songwriting. Everything is presented in a clear, accessible manner.Write one/two songsLectures on basics of songwriting craftWriting exercisesPresent work for critique (two times)Songwriting...

$445
T.   Jan 13th - Mar 17th, 7pm
Beginner
(30)

Brush up on the fundamentals of writing with a mixture of brief lectures and writing exercises that let you immediately try what you've just learned. The One-Day Intensives are fun, fast-paced immersions in a type of writing. You’ll get a mixture of brief lectures that hit the high-points and writing exercises that let you immediately try your hand...

$150
Sa.   Jan 10th, 11am
Beginner
(30)

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Brush up on the fundamentals of Children's Book Writing through a combination of fast-paced lectures and writing exercises that let you immediately try your hand at what you've just learned.The One-Day Intensives are fun, fast-paced immersions in a type of writing. You’ll get a mixture of brief lectures that hit the high-points and writing exercises...

$150
Sa.   Jan 10th, 11am
Beginner
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Saturday January 10 11am - 6pm 1 Session $150
Friday March 6 10am - 5pm 1 Session $150
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Brush up on the fundamentals of article writing through a combination of fast-paced lectures and writing exercises that immediately let you try your hand at what you've just learned.The One-Day Intensives are fun, fast-paced immersions in a type of writing. You’ll get a mixture of brief lectures that hit the high-points and writing exercises that...

$150
Sa.   Jan 10th, 11am
All levels
(30)
Saturday January 10 11am - 6pm 1 Session $150
Friday February 27 10am - 5pm 1 Session $150
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Brush up on the fundamentals of memoir writing with a fast paced combination of brief lectures and writing exercises that let you immediately try your hand at what you've just learned. The One-Day Intensives are fun, fast-paced immersions in a type of writing. You’ll get a mixture of brief lectures that hit the high-points and writing exercises that...

$150
Sa.   Jan 10th, 11am
Beginner
(30)
Saturday January 10 11am - 6pm 1 Session $150
Friday February 20 10am - 5pm 1 Session $150
Monday March 16 10am - 5pm 1 Session $100
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Brush up on the fundamentals of fiction writing with a fast-paced combination of brief lectures and writing exercises that let you try your hand at what you've just learned.The One-Day Intensives are fun, fast-paced immersions in a type of writing. You’ll get a mixture of brief lectures that hit the high-points and writing exercises that let you...

$150
Sa.   Jan 10th, 11am
Beginner
(30)
Saturday January 10 11am - 6pm 1 Session $150
Friday February 6 10am - 5pm 1 Session $150
Saturday February 21 11am - 6pm 1 Session $150
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Learn the basics of memoir writing through a balance of lectures, exercises and feedback on your writing; write one or two short memoirs, or begin a book and submit for critique. Memoir I is for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals. Using a balance of lecture, exercise, and feedback on work from the instructor and classmates,...

$300
M.   Jan 12th - Mar 16th, 7pm
Beginner
(30)
Monday January 12 7pm - 10pm 8 Sessions $300
Tuesday January 13 7pm - 10pm 10 Sessions $445
Wednesday January 14 2pm - 5pm 10 Sessions $445
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Gain a firm grounding in the fundamentals of Children's Book Writing; begin an original children's book; present work for critique by the instructor and other students. Using a balance of lecture, exercise, and feedback on work from the instructor and classmates, this course gives students a firm grounding in all the basics of children’s book writing....

$300
M.   Jan 12th - Mar 16th, 7pm
Beginner
(30)

Gain a firm grounding in all the basics of fiction writing; write 1-2 short stories; learn an assortment of writing exercises to develop new ideas and overcome writers block.Using a balance of lecture, exercise, and feedback on work from the instructor and classmates, this course gives students a firm grounding in all the basics of fiction writing....

$300
M.   Jan 12th - Mar 16th, 2pm
Beginner
(30)
Monday January 12 2pm - 5pm 8 Sessions $300
Monday January 12 7pm - 10pm 8 Sessions $300
Tuesday January 13 10am - 1pm 10 Sessions $445
Tuesday January 13 7pm - 10pm 9 Sessions $445
Wednesday January 14 2pm - 5pm 10 Sessions $445
Wednesday January 14 7pm - 10pm 10 Sessions $445
Saturday January 17 10am - 1pm 9 Sessions $445
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In this course, you'll discover dialogue techniques that you can apply to fiction, nonfiction, screenplays, teleplays, or stage plays. Through lectures, script analysis, and in-class exercises, you will learn how to write dialogue that rings true, stays focused, reveals character, creates tension, adds depth through subtext, and more.The One-Day Intensives...

$150
F.   Jan 16th, 10am
Beginner
(30)
Friday January 16 10am - 5pm 1 Session $150
Saturday February 21 11am - 6pm 1 Session $150
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In this six-week course, you will find:Starter information on six forms of nonfiction - memoir, personal essay, feature articles, profiles, reviews, travel writingExercises that let you explore each of these formsTips for finding ideas in each formFeedback from your instructor in a completely supportive and no-pressure environmentDevelopment of your...

$324
M.   Jan 12th - Mar 2nd, 2pm
Beginner
(30)
Monday January 12 2pm - 5pm 6 Sessions $324
Wednesday January 14 7pm - 10pm 6 Sessions $324
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Using a balance of lecture, exercise, and feedback on work from the instructor and classmates, this course gives students a firm grounding in all the basics of memoir writing.Focusing on developing projects and receiving feedback from the instructor and classmates, this course helps students sharpen their skills and work toward completion of publishable...

$300
M.   Jan 12th - Mar 16th, 7pm
Advanced
(30)
Monday January 12 7pm - 10pm 8 Sessions $300
Tuesday January 13 10am - 1pm 10 Sessions $445
Wednesday January 14 7pm - 10pm 10 Sessions $445
Thursday January 15 2pm - 5pm 10 Sessions $445
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Lectures on fundamental concepts of business communicationEach week, a new topic is explored through lecture and writing exercise. The topics covered in this course include:You and the Audience: The value of good business writing. You—knowing how to present yourself. Audience—know your audience, picture yourself in their shoes. You and your audience—know...

$350
T.   Jan 13th - Feb 17th, 7pm
Beginner
(30)
Tuesday January 13 7pm - 9pm 6 Sessions $350
Tuesday January 27 7pm - 9pm 6 Sessions $350
Thursday February 12 10am - 12pm 6 Sessions $350
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Gain a firm grounding in the fundamentals of writing humor; write at least two short humor pieces or begin a book; present work for instructor and student critique.Using a balance of lecture, exercise, and feedback on work from the instructor and classmates, this course gives students a firm grounding in all the basics of humor writing. Humor Writing...

$445
T.   Jan 13th - Mar 17th, 7pm
Beginner
(30)

Eliminate bad writing habits and begin cultivating confidence through practice and praise. Develop an awareness of your strengths and weaknesses in a supportive, constructive environment. Employ myriad techniques and strategies for finding new writing ideas. In this six week workshop, you will find: Exercises that stretch your writing in various directionsA...

$200
M.   Jan 12th - Feb 9th, 7pm
Beginner
(30)
Monday January 12 7pm - 10pm 4 Sessions $200
Tuesday January 13 2pm - 5pm 6 Sessions $324
Tuesday January 13 7pm - 10pm 5 Sessions $324
Friday January 16 10am - 1pm 6 Sessions $324
Sunday January 18 12pm - 3pm 5 Sessions $324
Saturday January 24 2pm - 5pm 5 Sessions $324
Tuesday January 27 7pm - 10pm 6 Sessions $324
Wednesday February 4 7pm - 10pm 6 Sessions $324
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This course gives students a firm grounding in all the basics of mystery writing, using a balance of lecture, exercise, and feedback on work from the instructor and classmates. Each week a new topic is explored through lecture and writing exercise. The topics covered in this course include:Introduction to Mystery Writing – Various sub-genres....

$445
T.   Jan 13th - Mar 17th, 7pm
Beginner
(30)

Focusing on developing projects and receiving feedback from the instructor and classmates, this course helps students sharpen their skills and work toward completion of publishable work. Writers often repeat Novel II to continue their projects. Begin or work toward completion of a novel. Lectures that expand on basics of fiction craft and the novel...

$445
T.   Jan 13th - Mar 17th, 7pm
Advanced
(30)
Tuesday January 13 7pm - 10pm 9 Sessions $445
Wednesday January 14 10am - 1pm 10 Sessions $445
Thursday January 15 7pm - 10pm 10 Sessions $445
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This course gives students a firm grounding in all the basics of TV writing. Students will focus on creating a spec script for an existing show. You will learn how to select a show, structure and format to industry standards, stay true to a show's characters and spirit, and develop a dramatist's sense of dialogue and scene. You will also learn how...

$445
T.   Jan 13th - Mar 17th, 2pm
Beginner
(30)
Tuesday January 13 2pm - 5pm 10 Sessions $445
Tuesday January 13 7pm - 10pm 10 Sessions $445
Wednesday January 14 7pm - 10pm 10 Sessions $445
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