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TV Writing Intensive

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Hell's Kitchen 555 8th Ave 14th Flr. Ste 1402, New York, New York 10018

The best TV shows are addictive, beckoning us to bring the characters into our homes or onto our devices, episode after episode. The people might be cops, thugs, monsters, geeks, doctors, lawyers, fixers, or just ordinary people with everyday problems. The format might be network, streaming, or a web series. As long as it hooks us. Each TV show is...

Saturday Jan 28th, 11am - 6pm Eastern Time

Fiction Writing Level 1 Intensive

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Hell's Kitchen 555 8th Ave 14th Flr. Ste 1402, New York, New York 10018

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 Feb 4th, 11am - 6pm Eastern Time

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Creative Writing 101 Level 1: 6 Weeks

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Hell's Kitchen 555 8th Ave 14th Flr. Ste 1402, New York, New York 10018

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...

Wednesday Jan 11th, 7pm - 10pm Eastern Time

  (6 sessions)
$360

6 sessions

Memoir Writing Level 1: 10-Week Workshop

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Hell's Kitchen 555 8th Ave 14th Flr. Ste 1402, New York, New York 10018

Every life holds many tales. Whether your life is wildly unconventional or relatively normal, there’s bound to be something fascinating about it. That’s why the contemporary memoir—everyday people telling their stories—has become such a popular phenomenon. A memoir covers an aspect of a life, whether it’s a short piece about, say, a bicycle...

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

  (10 sessions)
$470

10 sessions

Grammar 1: The Basics (One Day Intensive)

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Hell's Kitchen 555 8th Ave 14th Flr. Ste 1402, New York, New York 10018

Do you panic when you punctuate? Does grammar make you say, “grrr!” Grammar I teaches the basics of grammar, just enough so you won’t make errors that show you in a bad light. The basics are not that difficult to master…if you take this course and leave with our invaluable grammar reference guide. You’ll be amazed at how quickly your competence...

Saturday Feb 4th, 11am - 6pm Eastern Time

Personal Essay Writing Intensive

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Hell's Kitchen 555 8th Ave 14th Flr. Ste 1402, New York, New York 10018

What do you think about X or Y or Z? And how have your life experiences informed your views on these topics? That’s the essence of a personal essay: viewpoints filtered through the lens of your personal experience. Any topic goes, from the ridiculous to the sublime. Unlike the stiff essays you may have written in school, these should feel personal,...

Saturday Jan 28th, 11am - 2pm Eastern Time

Character Creation

at New York International Screenplay Awards - Hell's Kitchen 358 W 44th St, New York, New York 10036

Complete Title: Advanced Screenwriting Development Programs - ASDP, “Character Creation” It is a compact workshop for character creating and developing. This workshop is mostly focusing on: Principles of characterization. Engagement with the plots. Consistency. Connections with others and audience. Effects to dialogue. All the attendants...

Saturday Dec 10th, 8am - 8pm Eastern Time

How To Write An Award-Winning Screenplay

at New York International Screenplay Awards - Hell's Kitchen 358 W 44th St, New York, New York 10036

To have an award-winning screenplay, you have to figure out two main points: To create a suitable story to convert to a screenplay and write it down with no mistakes and then find a decent festival/competition to submit to. In this workshop, Emine Dursun explains the important points and tricks from both sides as an experienced festival director,...

Saturday Dec 10th, 8am - 8pm Eastern Time

Playwriting Level 1: 10-Week Workshop

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Hell's Kitchen 555 8th Ave 14th Flr. Ste 1402, New York, New York 10018

The lights in the theater dim, and a play begins. Nothing beats the intensity of actors sharing the same air as the audience. The laughs and gasps and tears happen live, on the spot. And a play can be staged anywhere, from an empty space surrounded by folding chairs to a plush Broadway house. A play will not soar in performance unless it’s great...

Tuesday Jan 10th, 7pm - 10pm Eastern Time

  (10 sessions)
$470

10 sessions

Fiction Writing Level 1: 10 Week Workshop

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Hell's Kitchen 555 8th Ave 14th Flr. Ste 1402, New York, New York 10018

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,...

Thursday Jan 12th, 7pm - 10pm Eastern Time

  (10 sessions)
$470

10 sessions

Memoir Workshop

at The Writers Studio - West Village 272 W 10th St, New York, New York 10014

Students will attend NYC Memoir writing classes at their scheduled times via video chat (with or without cameras enabled) or by calling in to the live chat with your phone. Your exercises will be shared electronically, and the format of the live class will be the same as when you attend class in person, with students and teachers responding to your...

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

  (8 sessions)
$435

8 sessions

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Efficient Moving Dialogue Writing

at New York International Screenplay Awards - Hell's Kitchen 358 W 44th St, New York, New York 10036

Complete Title: Advanced Screenwriting Development Programs - ASDP, “Efficient Moving Dialogue Writing” It is a compact workshop for creating powerful, efficient and moving dialogue ie: The writing and development. This workshop is mostly focusing on: Dialogue writing principles. Engaging with characterization. Consistency. Subtext. Transformation...

Saturday Dec 10th, 8am - 8pm Eastern Time

Just Write

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Hell's Kitchen 555 8th Ave 14th Flr. Ste 1402, New York, New York 10018

Do you find it hard to get yourself in a chair to write for a good stretch of time? If so, you’re not alone. That’s the beauty of Just Write. You gather with a group of writers once a week for three hours and you…just write. You work on a project of your choosing, which can be any type of writing—novel, script, memoir, stand-up routine, etc....

Tuesday Jan 10th, 10am - 1pm Eastern Time

  (6 sessions)
$210

6 sessions

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Poetry as Living Practice

at Think Olio

“& now I have a choice / repair a world or build / a new one inside my body” — Cameron Awkward-Rich “I think of writing to you / in this way—welcoming / the adventure of it” — Meg Day Objective:  What is poetry? How does it relate to the world around us and how do we experience it in our own private world? How do we get out...

Tuesday Jan 10th, 7:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

Building A Strong Structure

at New York International Screenplay Awards - Hell's Kitchen 358 W 44th St, New York, New York 10036

Complete Title: Advanced Screenwriting Development Programs - ASDP, “Building A Strong Structure” It is a compact workshop for creating and building a strong structure and developing it. This workshop is mostly focusing on: Principles of Structure. Math behind the story. Steps of the strong structures. Practicing. All the attendants will...

Saturday Dec 10th, 8am - 8pm Eastern Time

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