Have you always wanted to write a personal essay but you don't know where to start? Published journalist, Natasha Vargas-Cooper, will help you transform your bad blind dates and visits from unruly parents into insightful, compelling revelations. She'll show you how to make your essay relatable and tantalizing to readers and editors.
A Novel Approach: Tackling The Long Format Writing
Is it your dream to write the great American novel? Finishing a book is a tough thing to do even for the seasoned professional. In this class, successful novelist Lauren Strasnick will help you nudge your book to the finish line! She'll also teach you techniques for creating a thrilling story arc, irresistible dialogue,
The Real Story: A Short Story Workshop
Have you always dreamed of writing brilliant tales of urban intrigue for the New Yorker? Now's your chance! In this class, successful fiction writer, Jim Gavin will share his recipe for crafting an irresistible short story!
From the Page to the Stage: A One-Person Show Workshop
Are you an actor or a comedian yearning for your 15 minutes of fame? A solo-show could help launch your career and get you the attention that you deserve. Actress and writer Lauren Weedman will show you how to make your solo-show so hysterical and moving, the audience will be putty in your hands.
Radio Storytelling: A Recorded Storytelling Workshop
Have you ever wanted to have your story aired on "This American Life"? In this class, KCRW "Unfictional" Producer Bob Carlson will show you how. Through fun, in-class exercises, you'll learn the differences between performed and broadcast storytelling.