Two years of WYF student, Nathalie Hazan’s notebooks!
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Refunds & Credit Policy: No credit or refund will be given for students withdrawing less than 10 days prior to the start of the workshop or after the first meeting of the workshop unless there is an emergency situation.
Write Yourself Free(SM) Sections with Patrick McCord
8 classes Tuition: $525
Monday 10:30am-1pm Jan. 13, 27, Feb. 3, 10, 24, March 3, 10, 17
Tuesday 9:30am-12:00pm Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 25, March 4, 11, 18
Wednesday 10:00am-12:30pm Jan. 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 26, March 5, 12, 19
Thursday 10:00am-12:30pm Jan. 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 27, March 6, 13, 20
Thursday 1:30pm-3:45pm Jan. 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 27, March 6, 13, 20
Tuesdays 7:15pm-9:15pm Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 25, March 4, 11, 18
Wednesday 7:15pm-9:15pm Jan. 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 26, March 5, 12, 19
Mondays 10:30am-1pm March 24, 31, April 7, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19
Tuesdays 9:30am-12:00 March 25, April 1, 8, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20
Wed. 10am-12:15pm March 26, April 2, 9, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21
Thursdays 10am-12:15pm March 27, April 3, 10, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22
Thursdays 1:30-3:30pm March 27April 3, 10, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22
Tuesdays 7:15-9:30pm March 25, April 1, 8, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20
Wed. 7:15-9:30pm March 26, April 2, 9, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21
Poetry with Annette Basalyga
Weekly Tuesday Nights. 8 classes/$395
Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 25, March 4, 11, 18 NEXT March 25, April 1, 8, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20
NEXT: March 25, April 1, 8, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20 $425
Whether you read poetry, or are beginning to write poetry, this is a workshop of discovery.You’ll find instant access to people, places and emotions that only the language of poetry can deliver. Our experience, memory, and imagination are all it takes to understand poetry and to make poems happen.
Writing for Children Workshops with Victoria Sherrow
Weekly 8 classes/$425
Tuesdays 12:30-2:30pm Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 25, March 4, 11, 18
Fridays 10:00am-12:00pmJan. 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 28, March 7, 14, 21
Wednesday Nights: Intro to Writing for Children4 Classes 7:00pm-9:00pm $250 Feb. 26, March 5, 12, 19
Fridays 10:00am-12:00pm March 28, April 4, 11, 25, May 2, 9 16, 23
Tuesdays 12:30-2:30pm March 25, April 1, 8, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20
Wednesday Nights 7:00pm-9:00pmt March 26, April 2, 9, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21
Join our weekly writing workshop with writer/editor Victoria Sherrow. Victoria has published over 80 children’s books in many genres — she is a font of knowledge about the industry.
Workshops and Seminars with Michele Rubin
A Primer on Finding an Agent, Finding a Publisher, and Understanding the Market
Sunday, March 30, 9:30am-1:00pm $300 Limited to 10 students Students to submit pitch and outline prior to class. Learn the do’s and don’ts, and how to find out what agent could be right for you. Each student will bring in a draft of a their query and a detailed synopsis of their project, and each one will be polished and worked during the session. Every student will leave with their project query ready to go out the door! Please feel welcome to bring a snack. There will be a break.
Seminar – From Real Romance to The End of the World: Writing For Young Adults and New Adults
Sunday, March 16th, 10am-12:00pm Learn about this fast changing market, what the editors are looking for, what has been selling and why, and how to avoid some of the market pitfalls of writing for the young adult and new adult audience. Key points covered will be what works for what age, what trends are hot and what trends are waning, and how to market yourself for this audience. The YA/New Teen market is the key area of growth in the industry — be a part of it!
Sunday, April 27th MEMOIR INTENSIVE $175 1-4pm
Workshop will focus on what makes a memoir work and what doesn’t. Any life can be a life worth reading about if the storytelling sings. We will work on outlines, early chapters, and story craft. Students will read a chapter of an upcoming memoir that is being published next year that we will send you when you register.
Weekly Screenwriting Workshop with Patrick McCord, PhD Saturdays, 11am-1pm $250. More dates TBA
A course designed to clarify the four basic types of scenes in a screenplay and how to write effectively for each. Assignments are designed so that writers may use them to expand or polish a project that is already in progress or as idea-generating puzzles. Old pros and rank beginners welcome. You will need to prepare work to bring to the first class, so be sure to register ahead of time. What to expect: a structured approach with weekly assignments- everyone brings in new work to get a reading every week. Clear instruction with simple but dynamic objectives: how to write in such a way that your imagination is stimulated; how to revise so your scenes read like professional writing. In-class movie viewing and canonical screenplay reading. If time allows, in-class writing. Limited enrollment so that everyone gets attention every week.
Twitter: Building Your Writer’s Platform
with Lynne Constantine. $120, $95 WYF Students & Clients
Do I really need to Tweet? Afraid Twitter will take up all of your time? Learn how to make an impact in just 20 minutes a day. This two-hour workshop will teach you the skills you need to get started and use Twitter to promote yourself and your work.
Screenwriting Intensive Saturdays TBA
Dialog (It’s Not That Hard) Saturday, January 5 10am-12:30pm $60 public, $40 class & room members, $25 students.
This class is good for all writers: prose and screen, maybe even poets. Dialog is a necessary tool for all narratives.
Movies to be screened: American Beauty and Strangers On A Train. A major portion of every screenplay is characters talking: dialog. Writers often worry that all their characters sound that same, or worse, they all sound like members of the writer’s family. Stop worrying and start writing. As well as listening. The key to writing what characters say is developing your writer’s ear. Writing snappy and authentic dialog is actually easier than singing on perfect pitch or learning an inflected language. So c’mon down and write your characters alive with their own dictions.
“How Movies are Poetic Thinking”
Of all the artistic media, film and poetry are most dream-like. Dreams are chains of associations that always “feel” to the dreamer as if they are, in some strange way, necessary. In film, one image dissolves upon another and it’s up to the viewer to find the necessity; in poetry, one word dissolves upon another. In this seminar, we’ll look at the “necessities” that creative filmmakers use to expand our consciousnesses—like dreaming—like great poems, and like the best writers in any genre. Possible films: Tree of Life, North by Northwest, Fightclub, I Am Love, Woman of the Dunes, Pan’s Labyrinth, Ugetsu, Koyaanisqatsi.
Film Seminar Guarantee: You’ll leave smarter than you came or your money back.
The Writers’ Revival-dates tba
Guest House Retreat Center in Chester, CT. This was so much fun and we learned so much last year that all previous attendees are re-signing up. That is our testimonial! Room for 10.