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It's Your Thing

at Uptown Stories, Inc. - Fort George 178 Bennett Ave, New York, New York 10040

In this workshop, you can write whatever you want: personal memoir, screenplay, TV pilot, political manifesto, rock opera, sports investigation, epic poem, western comedy, horror-romance, spy-sci-fi, or some sort of strange, new thing, you’re not even sure what to call it. Whatever it is, you must write it fiercely and bravely, and that will mean...

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$600

10 sessions

The Elements of Fiction

at Uptown Stories, Inc. - Fort George 178 Bennett Ave, New York, New York 10040

Fiction is both an escape from reality and way back to ourselves. Words can transport us to other worlds, other times, and other lives while still speaking to those basic human desires - safety, belonging, acceptance. To carve this way out and in, a writer must be skilled, take risks, and be perceptive.  Students in this workshop will learn and...

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$600

9 sessions

POW: Writing and Drawing Comics

at Uptown Stories, Inc. - Fort George 178 Bennett Ave, New York, New York 10040

In this workshop, students will learn how to use cartooning vocabulary to tell their own stories, from ordinary, everyday events to the most fantastic realms of a child’s imagination. Little art experience is needed, just an interest and a passion for making work.  Students will be taught every stage of comics illustration development, including...

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$600

9 sessions

Villains

at Uptown Stories, Inc. - Fort George 178 Bennett Ave, New York, New York 10040

Everybody loves the rise of a hero – faced with adversity, he or she chooses to do good in the world. But what about those who go the other way? Why do Lord Voldemort, Darth Vader, the Wicked Witch and Loki all choose a darker path? Books, movies, and TV are full of fascinating villains and foes, all with their own backstories – and here’s where...

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$600

9 sessions

Girls Rising (Ages 10-15)

at Uptown Stories, Inc. - Fort George 178 Bennett Ave, New York, New York 10040

Girls, it's time. Time to be smart, time to be creative, time to let your voice be heard! Every girl has a story that she needs to shout from the mountain tops - that includes you. Come write, discuss, and revel in what you love, in what inspires you, and discover how you're going to change in the world.  During this week-long, girls-only writing...

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$600

9 sessions

The Art of Poetry

at Uptown Stories, Inc. - Fort George 349 Cabrini Blvd, New York, New York 10033

Do you like spending time with knights, jewels, tombs, and unicorns? Do you like to look at a painting and imagine a story behind it? Well then, this adventure is for you! Come look and wonder, think and sketch, imagine and create poems and stories based on art. This new writing workshop will explore our neighborhood treasures: Fort Tryon Park and...

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$600

10 sessions

Monsters Are Us (Ages 8-13)

at Uptown Stories, Inc. - Fort George 178 Bennett Ave, New York, New York 10040

Monsters come in all shapes and sizes. Some are pieced together from different animals (centaurs, chimeras); some are giants of land (Yeti), some of air (dragons) and some are giants of swamp, lake, and sea. This workshop asks kids if you were a monster, what kind would you be? How would you look? What would be your special powers? Through a combination...

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$600

5 sessions

Awesome Ideas, Unbelievable Movies: Screenwriting

at Uptown Stories, Inc. - Fort George 178 Bennett Ave, New York, New York 10040

What do Star Wars, Hunger Games and Wonder Woman have in common? They all started as great ideas, that were turned into awesome stories, then into unbelievable movies. If you have a great movie idea, here's your chance to get busy writing it down in a way that will make your idea jump off the page and onto the screen. We'll show you how to write a...

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$600

5 sessions

Writing the City (Ages 9-13)

at Uptown Stories, Inc. - Fort George 178 Bennett Ave, New York, New York 10040

Lace up your sneakers - we’re heading outside! In “Writing the City,” we will use all of our senses to write stories, poems, and creative essays about the neighborhood many of us call home. Each class will involve an exploration of Washington Heights and Inwood, all the way from its oldest forests to its newest buildings.  Through readings...

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$600

5 sessions

The Game of Poetry

at Uptown Stories, Inc. - Fort George 178 Bennett Ave, New York, New York 10040

We read, we write, we look, we listen, we share, we play. We need to play with words to master them. Here you’ll find lots of freedom to explore the most creative and fun form of writing, Poetry. Poetry helps us process and make sense of our experiences. The poetry toolbox contains traditional literary devices to hammer thoughts into shape, as well...

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$600

10 sessions

Sketch Comedy

at Uptown Stories, Inc. - Fort George 178 Bennett Ave, New York, New York 10040

Do you love making people laugh? Do you want to write comedy sketches like the ones you see on Saturday Night Live? This is the class for you! In this workshop, students will use improv and writing exercises to generate hilarious ideas. Then, in a supportive and constructive environment, students will develop those ideas into written scenes that could...

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$600

9 sessions

Beasts and Battles

at Uptown Stories, Inc. - Fort George 178 Bennett Ave, New York, New York 10040

Do you enjoy adventure? Battles? Monsters? Villains? Then this class is for you! In Beasts and Battles, kids will create monstrous, beastly characters that will haunt you at night. Through weekly activities and games, our writers will experiment with choreographing unforgettable battle scenes. This course will include drawing and writing, as we learn...

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$600

9 sessions

The Nature of Poetry

at Uptown Stories, Inc. - Fort George 178 Bennett Ave, New York, New York 10040

The word “ecology,” comes from the Greek word iokos, meaning house. Ecology is the study of our home. In "The Nature of Poetry," participants will observe and record our natural home, finding the poetry in the world around us. In addition to reading and writing poetry, we will explore, discover, and create pocket-pals, fairy dwellings, drawings...

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$600

5 sessions

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