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Overcoming Writer's Block with Melissa Ross

at Primary Stages ESPA - Hell's Kitchen 307 W 38th St Ste 1510, New York, New York 10018

Whether you're in the middle of a play, making revisions on a completed draft, or starting something brand new, sometimes it's unavoidable – you just get stuck. In this 2-day workshop, figure out ways to banish writer's block and regain your momentum. This workshop might be for you if: You're a playwright of any level that wants tools to combat...

Saturday Aug 17th, 1pm - 6pm

  (2 sessions)

2 sessions

College Essay Bootcamps

at EmPath Learning - Flatiron 303 5th Ave Suite 1005, 10th Floor, New York, New York 10016

This course will give Juniors and Seniors the opportunity to write their Common App essay while studying the genre of Personal Essay. Students will examine mentor essays which earned admission to competitive universities and study the unique structure and authentic nature of the personal statement. The course will open with team building, and live...

Monday Aug 12th, 2pm - 4pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

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Action: Teen Scriptwriting Level I

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Hell's Kitchen 555 8th Ave Ste 1402, New York, New York 10018

Do you dream of seeing your work performed, up there, somewhere? A spellbinding movie. An addictive TV show. A gripping play. Then go for it, but you’ll go farther if you learn the craft of scriptwriting. Here you will gain an introduction to screenwriting, TV writing, and playwriting. You will learn how these forms are similar and how they’re...

Monday Aug 5th, 3pm - 5pm

  (7 sessions)

7 sessions

Writing in French 3: Academic Writing

at Coucou French Classes - SoHo 253 Centre Street 2nd and 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10013

French academic writing requires specific standards and constructions. Learn how to clearly express your ideas, choose appropriate vocabulary, and construct an argument that meets French academic standards. The focus will be on essays, thesis, memoirs & concepts. Prerequisite: Open to students of level 4 & up

Saturday Aug 10th, 1pm - 4pm


Writing Satire

at Q.E.D. - Astoria 27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria, New York 11105

If you're ready to share a bold statement but want to leave a more lasting impact than you might with a Facebook rant, join us to explore the art of satire writing. For people who love The Onion, Reductress, McSweeney's and even Shakespeare, this class will offer an introductory lesson in satire, complete with writing exercises to help you hone the...

Saturday Sep 21st, 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Non-Fiction Writing Workshop with Ruthie Ackerman

at Write Your Life - Flatiron 1204 Broadway, New York, New York 10001

Everyone’s life is full of stories, but to write a memoir or a riveting personal essay takes craft. This four-week intensive bootcamp is for those who want to set aside the time and space to write in a supportive environment, learn the craft of memoir and personal essays, and get their work out into the world. We will focus on voice, place, time...

Tuesday Aug 6th, 6:30pm - 8:45pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

Business Writing - Advanced

at Baruch College - CAPS - Murray Hill 10010

This course is for those professionals who have mastered the fundamentals of business writing and want to become versed in more complex forms of written communications in the workplace. The focus is on producing documents such as executive summaries, recommendations, formal reports, formal proposals and requests for proposal. The key elements of effective...

Wednesday Sep 18th, 6:15pm - 8:45pm

  (11 sessions)

11 sessions

Comics & the Graphic Novel

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Learn the fundamentals of creating comic strips, graphic novels and cartoons in this class for writers and artists. Discover how to create a strong, compelling storyline, how to create characters and illustrate body language and facial expression, how to match words and pictures. Working in small groups to enable each student to receive individual...

Monday Sep 16th, 7pm - 9pm

  (7 sessions)

7 sessions

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Map Your Story: Research, Reporting and Interviewing

at Made in NY Media Center by IFP - DUMBO 30 John St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Making a great film, podcast, or report starts with having a solid story. How do you turn a topic that sparked your interest into a story that others want to absorb? Learn tried and true techniques used by journalists, like interviewing, research, and story reporting and apply these skills to your creative project. The instructor for this day-long...

Saturday Jul 27th, 10am - 5pm

Creating the Picture Book

at Pratt Institute - West Village 144 W 14th St, New York, New York 10011

Are you an artist with a character in mind? A story to tell? Let an editorial director and an author-illustrator help you express your personal vision and successfully appeal to your audience-children and publishing professionals. Showcasing the essentials of the picture book format, we'll work with you to determine what's best suited to your story....

Sunday Oct 6th, 2pm - 4:55pm

  (9 sessions)

9 sessions

Grammar (Basic)

at Baruch College - CAPS - Murray Hill 10010

In this course, students explore different elements of English structure through readings, digital media, dialogs, songs, games, and student writing. By the end of the course, students should have a solid grasp of basic verb tenses, prepositional phrases, articles, and sentence varieties. Pre-requisites:  Students need to be levels in 3 or 4...

Tuesday Sep 24th, 11:30am - 1:30pm

  (19 sessions)

19 sessions

Basics of Narrative Writing

at Newmark Graduate School of Journalism - Midtown 219 W 40th St, New York, New York 10018

Narrative writing is a chronological, character-centered, scene-driven genre that deeply engages readers and triggers empathy for a story. But this description is only the armature of narrative writing; the discipline also requires writers to open up their writing. In this hands-on two-session workshop, writers will learn how to do just that. The...

Monday Nov 4th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (2 sessions)

2 sessions

Personal Essay Writing

at Q.E.D. - Astoria 27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria, New York 11105

Everyone has a story. Now, it's time to share yours. Personal essays expose what makes us human. From fundamental truths about life to stories that illustrate the sheer absurdity of the world around us, our experiences shape us and help better understand one another — and ourselves. This class offers insight into the personal essay ideation process...

Saturday Sep 21st, 3pm - 5pm

Writing for Actors

at The Barrow Group Acting School - Hell's Kitchen 312 W 36th St 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10018

So many actors want to write but are unsure how to start. Others are intimidated. But why should that be? Many of the skills needed to write – understanding how dialogue reveals character, how scenes are structured, how the action of the play reveals the truth of the story – are skills every good actor already has. This class will teach actors...

Tuesday Sep 17th, 11am - 2pm

  (10 sessions)

10 sessions

The Fledgling Course

at Fledgling Writing Workshops - Lefferts Garden 1120 Washington Ave 2nd Fl, Brooklyn, New York 11225

In this weekly class we'll spend 1.5 hours a session writing to two or three new prompts. This class is meant for the most tenderfoot-ed of fledglings, participants with some workshop experience, or veterans who are looking for something new. Multifaceted prompts are designed to encourage writers of all levels to approach their work through varying...

Tuesday Oct 1st, 7:30pm - 9pm

  (7 sessions)

7 sessions

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