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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 to start?

Have you written previously but been away from it? Or never studied before?

Our creative writing course will guide you surely and safely into the writing life. You will expand your powers of observation, imagination, and language. You will collect numerous tips on craft and practices. You will be exposed to various forms of creative writing in the fields of prose fiction and nonfiction. Ideas will be sparked, confidence acquired, and you’ll gain a sense of where to move onward with your writing.

Creative writing is one of the most stimulating and fulfilling ways to express yourself, and you’re never too young or too old to explore its wonders. So come on in. The water’s fine.

This course is an excellent precursor to any of Gotham’s other Level I courses.


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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: $299. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 14 students, ages 18 and up.

Starts Meeting Day Location Time Special Enroll
Jan 12 Mondays 555 8th Ave. 10:00AM - 1:00PM
No Class: Jan 19, Feb 16
Jan 12 Mondays 1450 Broadway 7:00PM - 10:00PM
No Class: Jan 19, Feb 16
Jan 13 Tuesdays 272 W. 10th St. 7:00PM - 10:00PM
No Class: Feb 17
Jan 13 Tuesdays 555 8th Ave. 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Jan 16 Fridays 555 8th Ave. 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Jan 18 Sundays 555 8th Ave. 12:00PM - 3:00PM
No Class: Feb 15
Jan 24 Saturdays 555 8th Ave. 2:00PM - 5:00PM
No Class: Feb 14
Jan 27 Tuesdays 1450 Broadway 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Feb 4 Wednesdays 555 8th Ave. 7:00PM - 10:00PM
     
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Online Classes  
Tuition: $299. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 16 students, ages 18 and up.

Starts New Lecture Location Time Special Enroll
Nov 18 Tuesdays Online 24 hrs. a day
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Dec 16 Tuesdays Online 24 hrs. a day
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Feb 3 Tuesdays Online 24 hrs. a day
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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
Jan 10 Saturday 30 W. 16 St. 11:00AM - 6:00PM



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