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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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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, profiles, reviews), and the college application essay (which will draw on techniques from the other forms). Students get the opportunity to play around with each of these forms, helping them discover which kind of nonfiction 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)

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

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Feb 3 Tuesdays Online 24 hrs. a day Sample Class


Unbound: Creative Writing
Ages 13-17

This course lets writers unleash their creativity while learning some tricks of the trade. Students will learn 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 of 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)

 

This workshop will next be offered in Winter 2015

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