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Gotham online classes selected as Best of the Web by Forbes.
A list of instructors teaching in the Fall 2014 term:
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A whole new kind of writing experience.
This time we give you a contest that lets you wander wherever you like.
Give us story of any kind, true or made up. Prose, poetry, script, whatever.
The only catch: It must be 25 words or fewer. (Use a title. You get extra words for that.)
We're pleased to announce that the 2015 Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize contest is open for submissions!
The Kupferberg Prize is writing competition sponsored by the stage and radio series, Selected Shorts. This long-running series at Symphony Space in New York City celebrates the art of the short story by having stars of stage and screen read aloud the works of established and emerging writers. This year, Selected Shorts will partner with Electric Literature to publish the winning entry.
More details, guidelines, and entry form here.
Gotham Writers Workshop is celebrating 20 years of helping writers discover their stories. Now we’re revising ours, with a new logo, a new look, and all kinds of new courses and initiatives. (A new website will be coming in the near future.) Stay tuned by getting on our mailing list, or following us on social media.
And check out our Fall 2014 brochure!
We offer premium Fiction classes, conducted in partnership with the acclaimed literary magazine Zoetrope: All Story.
Free subscription to Zoetrope
Weeklong Q & A with Zoetrope editor
Michael Ray Skip the Zoetrope slush pile
I signed up for a Gotham Writers class as part of a New Year’s Resolution. I was looking for a new creative outlet, and I knew that with my heavy work schedule, I couldn’t do it on my own. Gotham gave me the perfect amount of structure to help get me going.
After completing the class, I continued writing the novel I began at Gotham, The Casquette Girls, but feared not having the assignment deadlines. So, to create the discipline of a writing schedule, I began posting the novel online in real time—never expecting anyone to read it. (Continue reading.)
By Britt Gambino
Gotham teacher Roohi Choudhry is a prismatic person. She is neither a left nor right-brain person, but equal parts analytical and creative. She was born in Pakistan, raised in multiple countries in Africa, and now resides in Brooklyn (which she calls Brooklynistan). And she is not confined to any one literary genre, writing both fiction and nonfiction. In fact, she’s not confined to any one thing, period. (Continue reading.)
Gotham Teacher Kody Keplinger has recently seen the release of her middle grade children’s book The Swift Boys and Me. It tells the story of 11-year-old Nola and how her world is turned upside down when her best friend, a boy, drifts away from her. After success in the Young Adult world, Kody seems to be doing equally well in the middle grade range, with Kirkus Reviews calling her new book, an “honest and heartfelt coming-of-age tale.”
Here’s a glimpse from the first chapter.
Would you like to work one-on-one with a member of our expert faculty? Have your own personal writing coach? We can hook you up with exactly the right person and exactly the right program. Explore your options.
Gotham offers two courses for teens 13-17 years of age:
Unbound: Creative Writing and True Story: Creative Nonfiction. These classes are all about helping teens discover and develop their unique voices. No grades, no exams, no wrong answers. Offered in NYC and online (in conjunction with Teen Ink magazine).
Gotham Writers Workshop has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Our classrooms are not the only way to get the Gotham experience. We also have books.
10 & 6-Week Workshops