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Creative Writing Classes in NYC and Online with Professional Writing Instructors
Creative Writing Classes in NYC and Online with Professional Writing Instructors
Creative Writing

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 idea is to explore—see with a writer’s eyes, spark ideas to life, gain confidence, and experiment with both fiction and nonfiction.

Creative writing is one of the most fulfilling ways to express yourself, and you’re never too young or too old to give it a try. Come on in. The water’s fine.

Notes:

This course includes both fiction and nonfiction prose.

The 101 courses do not include workshopping of student projects, but students write and receive feedback on writing exercises and assignments.


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Level I
Creative Writing 101 | 6-week Workshop
 
In this six-week course, you will find:
  • Exercises that stretch your writing in various directions
  • A wealth of ideas to pursue and strategies for finding new ideas
  • Feedback from your instructor in a completely supportive and no-pressure environment
  • Expansion of your powers of observation and imagination
  • Techniques for bringing your words to vivid life on the page
  • Guidance on how to find the stories and voice that are unique to you
  • Exposure to a range of writers and types of creative writing
  • Cultivation of good writing habits
  • Awareness of your strengths and weaknesses
  • Confidence gained through practice and praise
  • A safe playground in which to work through your obstacles and fears while having a wonderful time

Creative Writing 101 is for beginners or anyone who wants a refresher.

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New York City Classes  
Tuition: $315. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 14 students, ages 18 and up.

Starts Meeting Day Location Time Special Enroll
Apr 13* Mondays 1450 Broadway 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Apr 14 Tuesdays 50 W. 40 St. 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Apr 14* Tuesdays 555 8th Ave. 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Apr 20 Mondays 555 8th Ave. 10:00AM - 1:00PM
No Class: May 25
Apr 28 Tuesdays 1450 Broadway 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Apr 30 Thursdays 555 8th Ave. 10:00AM - 1:00PM
May 6 Wednesdays 555 8th Ave. 7:00PM - 10:00PM
May 9 Saturdays 555 8th Ave. 2:00PM - 5:00PM
No Class: May 23
     
= Discounted Class! Click ENROLL to register for $175.00. Can't be used with other discounts.
= Daytime Class

Online Classes  
Tuition: $300. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 16 students, ages 18 and up.

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Apr 14* Tuesdays Online 24 hrs. a day
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May 5 Tuesdays Online 24 hrs. a day
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May 26 Tuesdays Online 24 hrs. a day
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Aug 11 Tuesdays Online 24 hrs. a day
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* You can still enroll in this class!

Creative Writing 101 | Intensive
 

How much can you learn in one day? Plenty. As you will discover in one of our One-Day Intensives in New York City.

The One-Day Intensives are seven-hour crash courses. You are immersed in a topic through 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. Arrive in the morning with a desire to learn. By the end of the day, you’ll be a more knowledgeable and skilled writer.

Students come from all over the world for our One-Day Intensives. You're likely to be sitting near NYC locals as well as people from such far-flung places as Texas, Egypt, and Japan. (NYC Hotel Information.)

Intensives are open for writers of any level.

We offer an online version of an Intensive, a three-week Character course.

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

Students may reschedule a One-Day Intensive one time.



This course will help unleash your creativity as a writer of prose fiction and nonfiction and ignite a variety of ideas.

New York City Classes  
Tuition: $125. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 30 students, ages 18 and up.

Starts Meeting Day Location Time Special Enroll
May 8 Friday 555 8th Ave. 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Jun 20 Saturday 1450 Broadway 11:00AM - 6:00PM
Aug 28 Friday 555 8th Ave. 10:00AM - 5:00PM



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