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Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom

at The Writing Studio - Hollywood

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Location:
Hollywood, Hollywood
Near the intersection of La Brea & Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90036
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Class is given 3 times/week, to 3 separate groups.
Mon or Thu night & Wed afternoon
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 17 and older
Average Class Size: 7
Teacher: Elana Golden

What you'll learn in this creative writing class:

In this class, you will learn first and foremost that you can write—and write well! In fact you will surprise yourself by the work you’ll be producing.

The class is designed to enhance your creativity, imagination and personal voice while also teaching the skills of creative writing—memoir and fiction.

This is an ongoing class geared toward those who are committed to writing and will continue this practice overtime. You don’t have to be an experienced writer; it’s okay if you have never written before, but it will be beneficial for you to have some level of commitment to writing.

We use calming meditations to quiet the critical mind, and music, literature and myths to inspire the creative process.

In the safety of the writing group, we take one moment from our lives and enter it fully.  We slow down and look at it through the lens of the writer, allowing the story to emerge from the silence within.  Learning to follow rather than lead the story our writing is fresh, free, original, unexpected.

The Writing Studio is a safe haven for writers from all countries and religions, all ages and lifestyles. Experienced and beginning writers are welcome, and this includes people for whom English is not their first language.

Classes are limited to seven (7) writers. Please bring a notebook and pen, or a laptop.

The weekly classes are ongoing and can be started any Monday or Thursday evening, or any Wednesday afternoon. If needed, you will be able to schedule other dates directly with the studio.

Mondays and Thursdays: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm 
Wednesdays: 1:15 pm-4:15 pm


Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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Refundable if you cancel one week prior to first class/workshop in series. Once the classes/workshops have started, tuition is no longer refundable.

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Question from candice l.
Hi, If I miss the last session, can I make it up in the following weeks by dropping in an evening class?
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Question from SusanKMc M.
I’d like to enroll in the Wednesday class but I only see Monday nights available.
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Is there parking at this class location?
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There is parking within 1 to 2 blocks away.
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Question from Hira S.
Hi! Is it possible to register for the 4-week Wednesday afternoon course if I will be out of town for the first session, but leaving town before the last session of the next Wednesday afternoon series? Could I come to a Monday or Thursday night class week 1 and do the next 3 weeks on Wednesday afternoon?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Hira! The school suggests that you enroll in the evening class instead of the afternoon class. There is more room in the evening classes. You can also take the Monday or Thursday evening class. To answer your question, yes you can do that. Hope this helps!
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Question from Olivia
Hi, I see that one of the Thursday class is scheduled for Thanksgiving Day; will this day be rescheduled, the class extended, or what is the alternative? Thank you and looking forward to attending Olivia
Answer from Elana G. Verified Educator
There will be no class on Thanksgiving; class will just be extended.
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Hi! If I sign up now (Thursday) but know I'll be out of town for the 4th session, can I make it up a week later or schedule the last session on a Monday or Wednesday?
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Yes you can!
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Question from anonymous
Is that one class for $160? Or four classes for $160?
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Do I get a certificate for this course?
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Question from Anonymous
Do you have room on other days and time besides Monday?
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There is room in the Thursday night class, 6:30 - 9:30PM
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Question from Sydell W.
How do you sign up for the Wednesday afternoon weekly writing workshops?
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Interested in classes other days.
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Hi there! Wednesday classes are all sold out. We only have Monday classes available. Thank you.
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Can I pay with cash
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Answer from Sydell W. Verified Student
I don’t see sign-ups for Wednesdays, only Mondays or Saturdays
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Reviews of Classes at The Writing Studio (45)

(45 Reviews)
Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom
Reviewed by David B. on 1/24/2020
Elana is a very skilled and intuitive teacher. Her suggestions were incredibly helpful.
Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom
Reviewed by Jesse N. on 6/27/2019
Love Elana love her class love the other students. Nothing not to love!
Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom
Reviewed by Phoebe P. on 5/30/2019
I was looking for something casual and welcoming in a class. I’ve had trouble even journaling, but Elena offers just enough guidance and her non-judgmental attitude relaxes me. It’s not a classroom setting, but there is some serious creativity from others, and I leave feeling lighter, inspired, and excited to write.
Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom
Reviewed by Gwen H. on 1/26/2019
The teacher is great - no bullshit - she is the real deal. She has great ideas every time I go to class.
Creative Writing Weekly via Zoom
Reviewed by Donald S. on 8/3/2018
It was good but not for me
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School: The Writing Studio

The Writing Studio

Elana Golden teaches writing through the use of the personal story for the sake of peacemaking and beauty. She founded the Los Angeles based Writing Studio™ in January 2000, and since then has taught over 3500 classes, workshops and individual sessions in creative, personal writing to experienced...

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