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Virtual Poetry Workshop

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Adeyemi Artistry - Virtual Learning via Zoom

In this course, you will learn to enhance and augment your creative writing ability. This poetry class is one that will assist in your creative writing process and upon completion you will gain confidence in writing some of the best poetry you have written. Materials Needed to Fully Participate: Pencil/Pen Notebook An open mind About the...

Sunday Nov 29th, 3pm - 5pm Eastern Time

Creative Writing Workshop

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Los Angeles Writers Group - Online 00000

Add some creativity to your week from the comfort of your own home This long-standing in-person generative, creative writing workshop, which took place in West Hollywood, CA, for 15 years, has switched to an online format so you can now join us from anywhere. Tap into your creative side, write work that will surprise you, and learn a few things along...

Saturday Nov 28th, 10am - 12:30pm Pacific Time

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Creative Writing 101 Two Day Intensive

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Online Zoom Conference, New York, New York 00000

Are you eager to test the waters of creative writing but not sure where to start, or how? Have you written previously but been away for a while and hope to dip back in? Here you will be guided surely and safely into the writing life. There’s no pressure to work on a specific project or even settle on which type of creative writing you prefer. The...

Saturday Feb 6th, 1pm - 4pm Eastern Time

  (2 sessions)
$190

2 sessions

Flight Behavior

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Fledgling Writing Workshops - Online Online Class , Online, New York 00000

Always wanted to write a book, but unsure how or where to start? Stuck on chapter four and searching for support? In our weekly sessions we'll discuss the bones of creating a successful manuscript including lessons on plotting, character development, setting, and more. We'll turn to examples from master novelists to light our way and write together...

Thursday Jan 7th, 7pm - 9pm Eastern Time

  (6 sessions)
$400

6 sessions

Creative Writing 101 Level 1: 6 Weeks

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Online Zoom Conference, New York, New York 00000

Are you eager to test the waters of creative writing but not sure where to start, or how? Have you written previously but been away for a while and hope to dip back in? Here you will be guided surely and safely into the writing life. There’s no pressure to work on a specific project or even settle on which type of creative writing you prefer. The...

Monday Dec 7th, 2pm - 5pm Eastern Time

  (6 sessions)
$334

6 sessions

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Intensive Creative Writing Weekend

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Alaa Al Aswany Creative Writing Workshop - Virtual Learning

This Creative Writing Weekend is designed for writers who want to learn the craft of exceptional storytelling in an intensive setting. In this three-day workshop course, students gain a high level of training in the craft of writing by mastering rhythm, tempo, tone, and brevity. They explore the process of developing lively characters, mapping out...

Thursday Dec 3rd, 2pm - 9pm Eastern Time

  (3 sessions)
$1,950

3 sessions

Manuscript Intensive

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at SF Creative Writing Institute - Virtual Classroom

Send your book out without self-doubt. Instead, work with one of our editors to get your manuscript in shape.   In this month-long one-on-one intensive, an experienced published author will closely read your entire book and mentor you, giving focused editorial feedback on the first 25 pages and an editorial letter to guide revision of the rest....

Tuesday Dec 1st, 9am - 6pm Pacific Time

  (19 sessions)
$770

19 sessions

Fiction Writing Level 1 Two Day Intensive

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Online Zoom Conference, New York, New York 00000

Fiction is a wonderful conjuring act. With only words and the reader’s imagination, a work of fiction can sail across the world in pursuit of a whale, or time-travel to another dimension, or zero in on a few minutes in line at the local bank, enveloping the reader in a made-up story that feels real.  To pull off this feat requires a balance...

Saturday Jan 23rd, 1pm - 4pm Eastern Time

  (2 sessions)
$190

2 sessions

Poetry Writing & Reading Workshop

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Santa Monica College - Online Online Classroom, Los Angeles, California 00000

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...

Saturday Mar 6th, 11am - 1pm Pacific Time

  (6 sessions)
$99

6 sessions

Fiction and Short Story Writing

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Alaa Al Aswany Creative Writing Workshop -

Through the magic of imagination, fiction takes us deep inside worlds and into the lives of characters. This online workshop course teaches students to recognize the qualities that make for spellbinding fiction, including the natural rhythm and tone, mapping the structure, and shaping the content. The short story exemplifies a unique genre of writing....

Monday Jan 11th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (10 sessions)
$750

10 sessions

How to Write a Romance Novel

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Santa Monica College - Online Online Classroom, Los Angeles, California 00000

If you enjoy reading romance novel, you've probably thought of writing one. This class will give you the tools to start-and finish-a romance novel you can market and publish. Through lectures and analysis of the structure of a romance novel, we will start with the basics, learning how to develop sympathetic, believable characters, and move on to explore...

Thursday Jan 7th, 6:30pm - 8pm Pacific Time

  (6 sessions)
$99

6 sessions

The Migration Course

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Fledgling Writing Workshops - Online Online Class , Online, New York 00000

This course is offered for writers returning or arriving to the Fledgling nest who are ready for a more traditional workshop experience. Mixing the generative experience you know and love with the critical seminar style you might expect from standard workshops, these sessions are split in two. Each writer will be the focus of an hour of discussion...

Tuesday Jan 12th, 7pm - 9pm Eastern Time

  (5 sessions)
$350

5 sessions

Dialogue Writing Level 1 Two Day Intensive

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Online Zoom Conference, New York, New York 00000

As Rhett tells Scarlett in the movie Gone With the Wind, “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” (In the book version, there’s no “frankly.”) Either way it’s a good line, and you should give a damn about your dialogue. Dialogue is crucial to any kind of story—fiction, nonfiction, any kind of script. Bad dialogue can sink it like a...

Saturday Feb 6th, 1pm - 4pm Eastern Time

  (2 sessions)
$190

2 sessions

Creative Nonfiction 101 Level 1: 6 Weeks

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Online Zoom Conference, New York, New York 00000

Nonfiction—pieces that spring from the real world—is everywhere. Magazines, newspapers, books, blogs, websites. And nonfiction has grown more diverse and creative than ever, embracing all styles from straight to zany to lyrical, encompassing every topic imaginable from schoolyard memories to a trek in Nepal to the creation of the universe. Here...

Wednesday Jan 13th, 2pm - 5pm Eastern Time

  (6 sessions)
$334

6 sessions

Fiction Writing Level 1: 10 Week Workshop

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Online Zoom Conference, New York, New York 00000

Fiction is a wonderful conjuring act. With only words and the reader’s imagination, a work of fiction can sail across the world in pursuit of a whale, or time-travel to another dimension, or zero in on a few minutes in line at the local bank, enveloping the reader in a made-up story that feels real. To pull off this feat requires a balance of craftsmanship,...

Wednesday Jan 6th, 7pm - 10pm Eastern Time

  (10 sessions)
$434

10 sessions

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