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Memoir Writing Level I: One Day Intensive

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...

Friday Mar 27th, 10am - 5pm

Memoir Writing Level 1: 10-Week Workshop

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Midtown 1501 Broadway St 11th Floor, New York, New York 10036

This course gives you a firm grounding in the basics of memoir craft and gets you writing a short memoir (or two) or a book.  Course components: Lectures Writing exercises Workshopping of student projects (each student presenting work two times) Memoir I is for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals. Each week a new...

Monday Apr 6th, 7pm - 10pm

  (10 sessions)
$460

10 sessions

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Memoir Workshop

at The Writers Studio - Greenwich Village 740 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

What is so challenging about writing a memoir is that you are asking yourself to take the charged events of your life and shape them aesthetically, so they appeal to a reader, a reader who doesn’t know you and doesn’t necessarily care what happened to you – unless you can make them. Using the tried and true Writers Studio method, we will closely...

Thursday Apr 9th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (8 sessions)
$410

8 sessions

Jumpstart Your Memoir: Writing from the Heart

at New York Open Center - Flatiron 22 E 30th St, New York, New York 10016

Nancy Slonim Aronie inspires us to reclaim our authentic voices, to write in our own rhythms, in our own language, without trying to sound like a “writer.” She creates a safe space where all who want to write can access boundless inner creativity, let go of the inner critic, and let the juices flow. In this workshop, you cannot be “wrong.” ...

Saturday May 16th, 9:30am - 4pm

  (2 sessions)
$295

2 sessions

Memoir with Michele Lent Hirsch

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

Memoir lets us tell the stories we’ve been carrying around for years—the ones we've been wanting to share. Yet part of the magic of writing is that it helps us uncover other stories, too: ones we didn’t even know we had inside. Whether it springs from a long-ago family saga, a shift in our lives, or an encounter just last week that speaks to...

Monday Apr 6th, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (4 sessions)
$385

4 sessions

The Creativity Workshop

at The Creativity Workshop - Midtown 1441 Broadway 6th Fl, New York, New York 10018

The Creativity Workshop in New York City will help you become more creative in your personal and professional life. We use many techniques in creative writing memoir, art, photography, storytelling, mapmaking, mindfulness and guided visualization to help you explore your inner creativity. The Creativity Workshop is an experiential course of doing...

Friday Apr 17th, 10am - 1pm

  (4 sessions)
$895

4 sessions

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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...

Tuesday Feb 25th, 10am - 1pm

  (6 sessions)
$350

6 sessions

Article Writing Level 1: One Day Intensive

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Midtown 1501 Broadway St 11th Floor, New York, New York 10036

Feature articles are the human side of journalism—pieces that go beyond the facts, exploring the world in a personal and compelling way. Such articles can examine virtually any topic, from the latest news to the newest trends to profiles of interesting people. And they can even grow into narrative nonfiction books. To succeed at features, you need...

Saturday Feb 29th, 11am - 6pm

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Personal Essay Writing One Day 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,...

Friday Feb 28th, 10am - 5pm

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....

Thursday Feb 27th, 10am - 1pm

  (6 sessions)
$210

6 sessions

Creative Nonfiction 101 Level 1: 6 Weeks

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

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 Apr 15th, 2pm - 5pm

  (6 sessions)
$350

6 sessions

Humor Writing Level 1: One Day Intensive

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

Who doesn’t love the pleasure of literary laughter? We’re talking about essays, memoirs, articles, short stories, and novels that are humorous. It can be anything from a true story about the special hell of raising kids to a far-fetched tale of a would-be knight tilting at windmills. As Mark Twain says, “The best way to cheer yourself up is to...

Friday Apr 3rd, 10am - 5pm

A Laughing Matter - Adding Humor to Your Writing

at West Side YMCA - Community Arts - Midtown 5 W 63rd St, New York, New York 10023

Humor is a skill that can come in mighty handy – especially since we’re all gonna die. Whether you’re trying to punch up your online dating profile, become an amusing public speaker, write that memoir, craft essays, find success as a stand-up comedian so you can have an excuse to drink all the time (or sleep around), or publish the next (and...

Thursday Mar 12th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$353

6 sessions

Humor 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

Who doesn’t love the pleasure of literary laughter? We’re talking about essays, memoirs, articles, short stories, and novels that are humorous. It can be anything from a true story about the special hell of raising kids to a far-fetched tale of a would-be knight tilting at windmills. As Mark Twain says, “The best way to cheer yourself up is to...

Thursday Apr 16th, 7pm - 10pm

  (10 sessions)
$460

10 sessions

Dreaming on the Page: Creative Empowerment

at New York Open Center - Flatiron 22 E 30th St, New York, New York 10016

Dreaming on the Page: Creative Empowerment through Writing and Dream Analysis Nighttime dreaming and writing make perfect bedfellows. Tapping into the intersection of these two universal and powerful modalities will allow us to home in on the wisdom of our dreaming minds and supercharge our writing. Exercises, games, and guided meditations in a safe,...

Monday Jun 22nd, 8am - 10am

  (5 sessions)
$210

5 sessions

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