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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
Oct 18* Saturdays 555 8th Ave. 2:00PM - 5:00PM
++ see below
Oct 21* Tuesdays 272 W. 10th St. 7:00PM - 10:00PM
No Class: Nov 25
Oct 28 Tuesdays 1450 Broadway 7:00PM - 10:00PM
No Class: Nov 11
Nov 5 Wednesdays 555 8th Ave. 7:00PM - 10:00PM
No Class: Nov 26
Oct 6 Mondays 555 8th Ave. 10:00AM - 1:00PM
No Class: Oct 13
Oct 6 Mondays 1450 Broadway 7:00PM - 10:00PM
No Class: Oct 13
Oct 7 Tuesdays 272 W. 10th St. 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Oct 7* Tuesdays 555 8th Ave. 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Oct 10* Fridays 555 8th Ave. 10:00AM - 1:00PM
= Discounted Class! Click ENROLL to register for $170.00. Can't be used with other discounts.
++ Online enrollment closed for the weekend. Walk-in registrations will be taken at the class location pending availability 1/2 hour before class starts. = Daytime Class

* You can still enroll in this class!

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