Two years of WYF student, Nathalie Hazan’s notebooks!
Workshops are limited to six-seven people. PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER UNTIL YOU EMAIL US FIRST -- THERE MAY NOT BE ROOM IN THE SECTION — WE HAVE A WAIT-LIST. We accept VISA, MC, AMEX. ONLINE. It is easy and secure with Authorize.net. Also Checks to The Editing Company.Installment plan available.
Refunds & Credit Policy: No credit or refund will be given for students withdrawing less than one week prior to the start of the workshop or after the first meeting of the workshop unless there is an emergency situation.
Email Tish to get on the wait-list. Next semester workshop schedule. Download Winter Schedule 2013 pdf
SOLD OUT Publishing Primer for First Time Authors: A Special Seminar with Michele Rubin, Saturday, December 7th, 2-3:30pm. $75, $50 class members. Limited enrollment. rsvp to email@example.com. Publishing has changed more in the last five years than it had in the last 150! The digital revolution has changed books forever, and with it, changed how we read and consume books. For authors, this new climate presents both challenges and opportunities. How can you take advantage of the new marketplace? How can you position yourself to find an audience and get published? Learn about the changes happening in the industry right now and what you can do to make your book happen.
Write Yourself Free(SM) Sections
Monday 10am-12:30pm Nov. 11, 18, 25, dec. 2, 9, 16, 30, Jan. 6th
Tuesday 9:30am-12:00pm Nov. 12, 19, 26, Dec. 3, 10, 17, Jan. 7th & 14
Wednesday 10:00am-12:30pm Nov. 13, 20, 27, Dec. 4, 11, 18, Jan. 8, 15th
Thursday 10:00am-12:30pm Nov. 14, 21, Dec. 5, 12, 19, Jan. 2, 9, 16th
Thursday 1:30pm-3:45pm Nov. 14, 21, Dec. 5, 12, 19, Jan. 2, 9, 16th
Tuesdays 7:15pm-9:15pm Nov. 12, 19, 26, Dec. 3, 10, 17, Jan. 7th & 14
Wednesday 7:15pm-9:15pm Nov. 13, 20, 27, Dec. 4, 11, 18, Jan. 8, 15th
Poetry with Annette Basalyga
Weekly Tuesday Nights. 8 classes/$395
Nov. 12, 19, 26, Dec. 3, 10, 17, Jan. 7th & 14
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/$415
Tuesdays 12:30-2:30pm Nov. 12, 19, 26, Dec. 3, 10, 17, Jan. 7th & 14
Fridays, 10am-12:00pm 8 sessions Nov. 8, 15, 22, Dec. 6, 13, 20, Jan 3, 10
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.
Weekly Screenwriting: The Scene with Patrick McCord, PhD Saturdays, 11am-1:00pm 4 Saturdays/$250 (December 14th, end of current semester) January 4, 11, 18th & 25th
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.
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: two nights in late Fall! 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.