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Student Quotes
"The course heightens the awareness of the ambient (internal/external) space that influences what we put on paper. "
- Ruth Eichacker
 language teacher
"You will walk away with helpful information and a better knowledge of the English language than you previously had."
- Sheila Fiffie
 Liaison Officer
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Faculty
<b>Intensives</b>

The Intensives are fun, fast-paced immersions in a type of writing. You’ll get a mixture of brief lectures that hit the high-points and writing exercises that let you immediately try your hand at what you’ve just learned. The Intensives provide an excellent overview of their fields, ideal for both the beginner and someone wanting a quick refresher course. Come in to class with a notepad, pen, and desire to learn. By the end of the day, you’ll be a more knowledgeable and skilled writer.

Intensives are for beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on the fundamentals.

Intensives are offered in NYC on Fridays and weekends throughout the year.

Gotham also offers two and four-week seminars, including: How to Get Published, Hit Send: Publishing Short Nonficiton, How to Blog, Nonfiction Book Proposal, and How to Sell Your Screenplay.

Students may reschedule a One-Day Intensive one time.

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Personal Essay Writing
What do you think? If you can express yourself well enough, people will pay attention. The personal essay is a (usually) brief expression of viewpoint based on personal experience and observation. These essays grace most magazines and many newspapers, ranging from the sophistication of Joan Didion to the "regular-guy" take of Dave Barry. Personal essays are similar to memoir, but the emphasis is more on viewpoint than story, and they are much more personal in nature than those essays you wrote in school. In this course you'll learn how to gather ideas and utilize structure, voice, and style to create compelling personal essays. You will also learn how and where to market your work.

What to Expect at an Intensive

New York City Classes  
Tuition: $125. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 15 students, ages 18 and up.

Date Instructor Location Time Enroll
Friday, May 2 Melissa Petro 555 8th Ave. 10AM - 5:00PM


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