Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details
Our Online Level I workshop is an introduction to the philosophy on which The Writers Studio was founded in 1987 by Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Philip Schultz. Persona writing, a method of borrowing the voice and temperament of accomplished writers, offers writers the imaginative distance and perspective they need to overcome their negative inclinations, their fear of self-exposure and endless doubt. This method also helps writers try on different voices, or personas, to develop narrative and lyric voices to be used as a tool for unlocking one's most intimate and private stories and turning even their most difficult subject matter into inspiration for writing fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction.
Weekly exercises based on short pieces of published work are turned into assignments designed to introduce students to various literary styles and approaches and broaden their sense of what is possible in their own work. As the student’s understanding of technique deepens so does the clarity and emotional power of the writing. Through written weekly critiques of each student’s work by teachers, students are taught to constructively critique one another's work, a degree of attention nearly unheard of elsewhere. The teacher also leads weekly one-hour discussions of technique via Google Meet.
All you need to take a class is a computer or tablet with an internet connection. A link to our online classroom is emailed to you after you register, and tech support is available throughout the class.
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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Cancellations made 3 or more days in advance will receive a full credit for a rescheduled date with this provider
In accordance with NY state law, all tuition except $50 is refundable if cancellation is made at least one week before the first class meets. The $50 is applicable to a future class. Students eligible for applying the $50 to a future class must register by phone and mention the credit at the time of registration.
All tuition except $100 is refundable if cancellation is made less than one week before the first class meets. All tuition except $100 is refundable if cancellation is made by 5:00 pm on the fifth business day after the first class meets. If the class meets Mondays, cancellation must be made by 5:00 pm on the Monday following the first class. No refunds will be granted afterwards.
All classes and dates are subject to change and cancellation. The Writers Studio cannot be responsible for providing refunds or offering makeup sessions for classes missed as a result of students' illnesses, emergencies or events beyond the students' control. Please be advised that classes may go a little later or end a little earlier than the hours designated on the website. We make every effort to honor these designated times, but there is some variability.
Occasionally, a class may be canceled due to extreme weather conditions or other acts of God. We will make every effort to offer makeup sessions when it is possible, but no refunds will be granted in any case.
The Writers Studio reserves the right to deny service to anyone.
|Start Date||Time||Teacher||# Sessions||Price|
||7:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time||Lisa Bass||8||$435|
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
|Thu, Jan 19||7:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time||Lisa Bass|
|Thu, Jan 26||7:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time||Lisa Bass|
|Thu, Feb 02||7:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time||Lisa Bass|
|Thu, Feb 09||7:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time||Lisa Bass|
|Thu, Feb 16||7:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time||Lisa Bass|
|Thu, Feb 23||7:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time||Lisa Bass|
|Thu, Mar 02||7:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time||Lisa Bass|
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Founded in 1987 by Philip Schultz, The Writers Studio welcomes beginning and experienced fiction writers and poets to ongoing writing workshops designed to help them discover and nurture their own voices. Hailed by The New York Times as "the most personal of the programs," The Writers Studio is founded...
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