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"This course is really a great way to exercise your writing in a no-pressure environment. You can post your stories whenever, check back in for the instructor's feedback whenever, you can even skip a week if you prefer."
- Bethany S.
"A great experience that kept my brain working and my thoughts flowing."
- Emily H.
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Teen Classes

Gotham teen classes are designed to foster creativity and self-expression in a supportive atmosphere. There are no grades, no exams, no wrong answers—just creative writing. Each class is taught by a faculty member adept at helping young writers discover and develop their unique voices. These classes are fun and pressure-free, but students will develop thinking and writing skills that will prove valuable in school and beyond. Better writers produce stronger college applications, and an extracurricular writing class is an impressive addition to any profile.

Two different classes are offered: Unbound: Creative Writing and True Story: Creative Nonfiction. Course descriptions and schedules for both are listed below.

Teen classes are open to ages 13-17. They are offered in New York City and online.

NYC: Classes meet once a week for 6 weeks, 3-hour sessions. (Except in summer, when classes also meet twice a week for 4 weeks, 2-hour sessions.)

Online: Classes last six weeks, with each class “session” spanning an entire week. Students can login to class at any time, day or night. (Online classes are offered in partnership with Teen Ink, a national magazine written by and for teens.)



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Unbound: Creative Writing
Ages 13-17

This course lets writers unleash their creativity while learning some tricks of the trade. Students will earn about the keys to creative writing (imagination, observation, language), and such craft techniques as scenes and voice. Students will also get a tour of various types fiction and nonfiction, with the opportunity to play around with different ones, helping them discover which kind of writing they like best.

  • Interactive discussions on writing craft, forms, and practices
  • Stimulating writing sessions
  • A chance to share work (for those who want to)

 


New York City Classes | 4 Weeks  
Tuition: $295. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 16 students.

Starts Meeting Day Location Time Special Enroll
Jul 7 Mon/Wed 555 8th Ave. 3PM - 5:00PM
Jul 8 Tue/Thu 555 8th Ave. 3PM - 5:00PM

New York City Classes | 6 Weeks  
Tuition: $299. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 16 students.

Starts Meeting Day Location Time Special Enroll
Apr 26 Saturdays 555 8th Ave. 12PM - 3:00PM No Class: May 24
Jul 12 Saturdays 555 8th Ave. 12PM - 3:00PM No Class: May 24

Online Classes | 6 Weeks  
Tuition: $299. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 16 students.

Starts Meeting Day Location Time Special Enroll
Apr 22 Tuesdays Online 24 hrs. a day Sample Class
CLASS FULL
Jun 3 Tuesdays Online 24 hrs. a day Sample Class
Jun 17 Tuesdays Online 24 hrs. a day Sample Class
Jul 8 Tuesdays Online 24 hrs. a day Sample Class
Jul 22 Tuesdays Online 24 hrs. a day Sample Class

= Daytime Class

True Story: Creative Nonfiction
Ages 13-17

This course offers a tour of various types of nonfiction, letting students try their hand with each. Students will learn about “creative nonfiction” (memoir and essay), the creative forms of journalism (feature articles and profiles), and they will get insight on how to write a great college application essay. Also, the time-tested practices of nonfiction will be discussed, as well as evolving newer trends, such as blogs and multi-media.

  • Interactive discussions on writing craft, forms, and practices
  • Stimulating writing sessions
  • A chance to share work (for those who want to)

 


New York City Classes | 4 Weeks  
Tuition: $295. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 16 students.

Starts Meeting Day Location Time Special Enroll
Aug 5 Tue/Thu 555 8th Ave. 3PM - 5:00PM

Online Classes | 6 Weeks  
Tuition: $299. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 16 students.

Starts Meeting Day Location Time Special Enroll
Jul 22 Tuesdays Online 24 hrs. a day Sample Class

= Daytime Class

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