Beginner

  • Writing What You Know

    Flannery O'Connor said that anyone who survived childhood has enough material to write for the rest of his or her life. She's right, of course. But writing about yourself and your crazy (or not-so-crazy) f...

    September 16, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Marion Roach Smith

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  • The Art of the Interview

    Whether writing your first magazine piece, a personality profile for your blog or the Great American Novel, at some point you will be interviewing subjects to add color, quotations and anecdotes to your wr...

    September 17, 2015 — 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM

    Instructor: Michael Eck

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  • WRITE RIGHT NOW with Coleen Paratore

    What will help you move forward with your writing right now? Feedback on a book idea or first chapter? A morning to focus and write? Some spark and inspiration? In this workshop taught by the award-winn...

    September 19, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Coleen M. Paratore

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  • WRITE RIGHT NOW with Coleen Paratore

    What will help you move forward with your writing right now? Feedback on a book idea or first chapter? A morning to focus and write? Some spark and inspiration? In this workshop taught by the award-winn...

    October 10, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Coleen M. Paratore

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  • Playmaking

    In this playmaking class, designed for people with or without experience in the theater, you will get general instruction in the fundamental elements of creating a piece for the stage and the approach ne...

    October 26, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Jackie Roberts

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  • Writing What You Know

    Flannery O'Connor said that anyone who survived childhood has enough material to write for the rest of his or her life. She's right, of course. But writing about yourself and your crazy (or not-so-crazy) f...

    November 4, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Marion Roach Smith

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  • Food Writing 101: From Plate to Page

    Join Steve Barnes, restaurant columnist for the Times Union and author of the popular Table Hopping blog, for a six-week exploration of writing about food, from the way it tastes to its role in our lives. ...

    November 5, 2015 — 06:00 PM to 08:30 PM

    Instructor: Steve Barnes

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  • WRITE RIGHT NOW with Coleen Paratore

    What will help you move forward with your writing right now? Feedback on a book idea or first chapter? A morning to focus and write? Some spark and inspiration? In this workshop taught by the award-winn...

    November 21, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Coleen M. Paratore

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  • WRITE RIGHT NOW with Coleen Paratore

    What will help you move forward with your writing right now? Feedback on a book idea or first chapter? A morning to focus and write? Some spark and inspiration? In this workshop taught by the award-winn...

    December 12, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Instructor: Coleen M. Paratore

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  • Think Like an Editor: How to Make a Good Manuscript Great

    Ever heard the adage that great writing is more about revision than about the act of putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard)? Whether your goal is to submit a fiction or nonfiction manuscript for pub...

    September 26, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 11:30 AM

    Instructor: Robin Catalano

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  • Ready, Set, Go: Writing for Blogs and Social Media

    You’ve got talent, ambition, writing skills, and great ideas. You enjoy working on your own, and you’re not afraid to learn new technology. If you love the idea of running a blog but don’t know how t...

    October 17, 2015 — 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    Instructor: Robin Catalano

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Intermediate

  • Writing in Doubt: The Personal Essay

    Sometimes we avoid beginning to write about a difficult subject because we think we don’t have all the answers. Sometimes we’re inspired by a feeling, a scene, a memory—but what else is there to say?...

    September 23, 2015 — 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

    Instructor: Olivia Dunn

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  • Writing Short Stuff

    For better or for worse, our culture is one with a short attention span. In this class, we will look at the shortest form of nonfiction, the micro-essay, a small but mighty genre related to poetry, short s...

    November 10, 2015 — 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Instructor: Olivia Dunn

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Advanced

  • Master Class: Memoir with Marion Roach Smith

    Book in a drawer? Book in your head? If you are ready to work hard, this once-a-month, three-hour Master Class will get that book finished by summer, 2016. The group will meet once a month from October 201...

    October 2, 2015 — 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

    Instructor: Marion Roach Smith

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