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Screenwriting Master Class

Fri, June 30 @ 7:00 pm - Fri, December 1 @ 9:30 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$425 Sold out

Are you actively working on a screenplay or have a story in mind that could make a great feature film or TV series? Maybe you’ve written a treatment or started on the first draft, but now you find it hard to keep it moving forward. This class will provide the instruction, inspiration, and community to help you accomplish your screenwriting goals

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Screenwriting Master Class

Are you actively working on a screenplay or have a story in mind that could make a great feature film or TV series? Maybe you’ve written a treatment or started on the first draft, but now you find it hard to keep it moving forward. This class will provide the instruction, inspiration, and community to help you accomplish your screenwriting goals

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Fri, June 30 - Fri, December 1

7: 00 pm - 9: 30 pm PDT

$425

Berkeley, CA

Believe Me: Writing Dialogue That Rings True

Sat, August 19 @ 10:30 am - Sat, September 23 @ 1:00 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$295 11 tickets left

“Writing sharp dialogue is tough,” says instructor Kristin FitzPatrick. “If you’re like me, you’re afraid it’ll go on too long, or every character will sound the same, or that what they say just won’t ring true.” In this class, we’ll learn how to get through the initial obstacles and write conversations that build tension in every line

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Believe Me: Writing Dialogue That Rings True

“Writing sharp dialogue is tough,” says instructor Kristin FitzPatrick. “If you’re like me, you’re afraid it’ll go on too long, or every character will sound the same, or that what they say just won’t ring true.” In this class, we’ll learn how to get through the initial obstacles and write conversations that build tension in every line

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Sat, August 19 - Sat, September 23

10: 30 am - 1: 00 pm PDT

$295

Berkeley, CA

The Art of Resistance Writing

Sat, August 19 @ 2:00 pm - Sat, September 23 @ 4:30 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$295 9 tickets left

“In the face of the current political reality, many of us want to raise our voices in a way that is not just enraged or pedantic but also artful,” says instructor Alison Luterman. “We, too, want to read works of literature that speak to us in our hour of need

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The Art of Resistance Writing

“In the face of the current political reality, many of us want to raise our voices in a way that is not just enraged or pedantic but also artful,” says instructor Alison Luterman. “We, too, want to read works of literature that speak to us in our hour of need

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Sat, August 19 - Sat, September 23

2: 00 pm - 4: 30 pm PDT

$295

Berkeley, CA

Intro to Creative Writing: Fun with the Fundamentals

Sun, September 24 @ 7:00 pm - Sun, October 22 @ 9:30 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$295 10 tickets left

“Everyone is talented, original and has something important to say,” states Brenda Ueland at the beginning of her celebrated book, If You Want to Write. “I happen to agree with Ueland,” says Elaine Beale. “And when I teach at The Writing Salon, I see her assertion proved again and again

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Intro to Creative Writing: Fun with the Fundamentals

“Everyone is talented, original and has something important to say,” states Brenda Ueland at the beginning of her celebrated book, If You Want to Write. “I happen to agree with Ueland,” says Elaine Beale. “And when I teach at The Writing Salon, I see her assertion proved again and again

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Sun, September 24 - Sun, October 22

7: 00 pm - 9: 30 pm PDT

$295

Berkeley, CA

Write Your Screenplay in 9 Weeks: A Hands-On Workshop

Mon, September 25 @ 7:00 pm - Mon, November 20 @ 9:30 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$475 12 tickets left

Are you ready to start and actually finish a screenplay? That’s the goal of this 9-week course. You’ll learn all about screenplay structure, character development, story arcs & archetypes, dialogue, theme, genre, conflict, pacing, visualization, and WGA formatting while crafting the first draft of your own original screenplay

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Write Your Screenplay in 9 Weeks: A Hands-On Workshop

Are you ready to start and actually finish a screenplay? That’s the goal of this 9-week course. You’ll learn all about screenplay structure, character development, story arcs & archetypes, dialogue, theme, genre, conflict, pacing, visualization, and WGA formatting while crafting the first draft of your own original screenplay

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Mon, September 25 - Mon, November 20

7: 00 pm - 9: 30 pm PDT

$475

Berkeley, CA

Write from Real Life: Personal Essays & Memoirs

Tue, September 26 @ 7:00 pm - Tue, November 21 @ 9:30 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$475 4 tickets left

In this class you will plunge into the personal themes that make your real life stories uniquely yours. In the first half of this class, instructor Alison Luterman will give you writing exercises carefully designed to elicit the undertones and overtones that elevate events and anecdotes into the realm of art

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Write from Real Life: Personal Essays & Memoirs

In this class you will plunge into the personal themes that make your real life stories uniquely yours. In the first half of this class, instructor Alison Luterman will give you writing exercises carefully designed to elicit the undertones and overtones that elevate events and anecdotes into the realm of art

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Tue, September 26 - Tue, November 21

7: 00 pm - 9: 30 pm PDT

$475

Berkeley, CA

Alive Poetry!

Sat, September 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$145 11 tickets left

“One secret to writing alive poetry lies in risking saying the awkward thing, or venturing outside whatever limits you’ve put around your voice,” says Alison. “We’ll create a brave community together that will allow us to break some new ground for ourselves

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Alive Poetry!

“One secret to writing alive poetry lies in risking saying the awkward thing, or venturing outside whatever limits you’ve put around your voice,” says Alison. “We’ll create a brave community together that will allow us to break some new ground for ourselves

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Sat, September 30

10: 00 am - 4: 00 pm PDT

$145

Berkeley, CA

Intro to Fiction: Laying the Foundation

Sun, October 1 @ 2:00 pm - Sun, October 29 @ 4:30 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$295 8 tickets left

In this class, you'll develop concrete skills and narrative techniques through fun writing exercises designed to help you master your craft. At the end of five weeks, you'll have a better grip on how to use these techniques (for developing character, setting, and plot) as tools for building your story

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Intro to Fiction: Laying the Foundation

In this class, you'll develop concrete skills and narrative techniques through fun writing exercises designed to help you master your craft. At the end of five weeks, you'll have a better grip on how to use these techniques (for developing character, setting, and plot) as tools for building your story

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Sun, October 1 - Sun, October 29

2: 00 pm - 4: 30 pm PDT

$295

Berkeley, CA

The Sweetest Taboo: A Generative Writing Workshop

Wed, October 4 @ 7:00 pm - Wed, November 1 @ 9:30 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$295 11 tickets left

During this five-week workshop, your writing will be inspired by five of your own personal taboos—the things you do not write about due to fear of what others may think, of it being too near to your heart, of shame

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The Sweetest Taboo: A Generative Writing Workshop

During this five-week workshop, your writing will be inspired by five of your own personal taboos—the things you do not write about due to fear of what others may think, of it being too near to your heart, of shame

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Wed, October 4 - Wed, November 1

7: 00 pm - 9: 30 pm PDT

$295

Berkeley, CA

Writing from the Heart: Uncover Your Most Powerful Themes

Thu, October 5 @ 7:00 pm - Thu, November 2 @ 9:30 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$295 8 tickets left

To write our best, we must write from the heart. But finding which subjects mean the most to us can be difficult. Each week Jay Ridler will lead you through a series of fun, engaging, and effective exercises to help you discover and explore the deep and most compelling themes in your life

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Writing from the Heart: Uncover Your Most Powerful Themes

To write our best, we must write from the heart. But finding which subjects mean the most to us can be difficult. Each week Jay Ridler will lead you through a series of fun, engaging, and effective exercises to help you discover and explore the deep and most compelling themes in your life

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Thu, October 5 - Thu, November 2

7: 00 pm - 9: 30 pm PDT

$295

Berkeley, CA

Plot & Structure: The Big Picture

Sat, October 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$145 11 tickets left

This one-day workshop is designed for writers who want to better understand how to develop a coherent plot that engages the reader and a structure that brings a story to life. The class will cover key concepts such as story arc, causality, flashbacks, plot twists and revelations

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Plot & Structure: The Big Picture

This one-day workshop is designed for writers who want to better understand how to develop a coherent plot that engages the reader and a structure that brings a story to life. The class will cover key concepts such as story arc, causality, flashbacks, plot twists and revelations

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Sat, October 21

10: 00 am - 4: 00 pm PDT

$145

Berkeley, CA

Writing about the Body: Getting Under the Skin

Sat, October 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$145 11 tickets left

“The best writing is physical, visceral, makes us feel that we are living a story rather than reading one on the page,” says instructor Gila Lyons. "As Anton Chekhov said, 'Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass

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Writing about the Body: Getting Under the Skin

“The best writing is physical, visceral, makes us feel that we are living a story rather than reading one on the page,” says instructor Gila Lyons. "As Anton Chekhov said, 'Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass

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Sat, October 28

10: 00 am - 4: 00 pm PDT

$145

Berkeley, CA

Writing for Recovery

Sun, October 29 @ 7:00 pm - Sun, December 10 @ 9:30 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$295 14 tickets left

"The journey of recovery is the Hero’s Journey,” says instructor Alison Luterman. “We search for something outside ourselves, or we are chased by our own demons and run to escape. We go to Hell; we come back from Hell with some wisdom to offer the tribe

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Writing for Recovery

"The journey of recovery is the Hero’s Journey,” says instructor Alison Luterman. “We search for something outside ourselves, or we are chased by our own demons and run to escape. We go to Hell; we come back from Hell with some wisdom to offer the tribe

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Sun, October 29 - Sun, December 10

7: 00 pm - 9: 30 pm PDT

$295

Berkeley, CA

Chaos into Form: Writing the Personal Essay

Sat, November 4 @ 10:30 am - Sat, December 9 @ 1:00 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$295 10 tickets left

“Personal essay takes the messy unfiltered stuff of life and molds it into something of beauty, meaning, wisdom, and hopefully, a great story,” says instructor Gila Lyons

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Chaos into Form: Writing the Personal Essay

“Personal essay takes the messy unfiltered stuff of life and molds it into something of beauty, meaning, wisdom, and hopefully, a great story,” says instructor Gila Lyons

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Sat, November 4 - Sat, December 9

10: 30 am - 1: 00 pm PDT

$295

Berkeley, CA

Writing from the Heart II: Developing the Project That Speaks with Your Voice

Sat, November 4 @ 2:00 pm - Sat, December 9 @ 4:30 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$295 9 tickets left

This is a class for those who are familiar with the techniques and approaches Jay uses in helping writers find the stories and themes they care about the most: “plot talks” for digging deep into emotionally powerful material, playing with point of view and setting, compressing premises to get to the heart of the story

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Writing from the Heart II: Developing the Project That Speaks with Your Voice

This is a class for those who are familiar with the techniques and approaches Jay uses in helping writers find the stories and themes they care about the most: “plot talks” for digging deep into emotionally powerful material, playing with point of view and setting, compressing premises to get to the heart of the story

... more
Sat, November 4 - Sat, December 9

2: 00 pm - 4: 30 pm PDT

$295

Berkeley, CA

Making Poetry out of Our Lives: A Poetry Workshop

Sun, November 5 @ 2:00 pm - Sun, December 10 @ 4:30 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$295 10 tickets left

“Reading and writing poetry have long been occasions for self-exploration,” says instructor Brian Tierney. “Poems uncover and recover; they engage memory and personal history, bringing them back to life with new meanings and new understandings

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Making Poetry out of Our Lives: A Poetry Workshop

“Reading and writing poetry have long been occasions for self-exploration,” says instructor Brian Tierney. “Poems uncover and recover; they engage memory and personal history, bringing them back to life with new meanings and new understandings

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Sun, November 5 - Sun, December 10

2: 00 pm - 4: 30 pm PDT

$295

Berkeley, CA

Raw Writing: A Class for Generating New Material

Wed, November 8 @ 7:00 pm - Wed, December 13 @ 9:30 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$295 13 tickets left

In this class we will focus on the tender excitement of getting started: we will learn to see the opportunity in the blank page. “We will get going with writing prompts from a variety of genres,” says instructor Leora Fridman, “and we’ll look beyond our notebooks and keyboards for inspiration

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Raw Writing: A Class for Generating New Material

In this class we will focus on the tender excitement of getting started: we will learn to see the opportunity in the blank page. “We will get going with writing prompts from a variety of genres,” says instructor Leora Fridman, “and we’ll look beyond our notebooks and keyboards for inspiration

... more
Wed, November 8 - Wed, December 13

7: 00 pm - 9: 30 pm PDT

$295

Berkeley, CA

Fantastical Fiction: An Introduction to Writing Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror, and Crime

Thu, November 9 @ 7:00 pm - Thu, December 14 @ 9:30 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$295 10 tickets left

“Zombies. Vampires. Aliens. Heroes and villains and criminals. Worlds of wonder and dark alleys full of terrors. If these elements catch fire in your imagination, you're in good company,” says instructor Jay Ridler

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Fantastical Fiction: An Introduction to Writing Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror, and Crime

“Zombies. Vampires. Aliens. Heroes and villains and criminals. Worlds of wonder and dark alleys full of terrors. If these elements catch fire in your imagination, you're in good company,” says instructor Jay Ridler

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Thu, November 9 - Thu, December 14

7: 00 pm - 9: 30 pm PDT

$295

Berkeley, CA

Fiction Revision Boot Camp

Mon, November 27 @ 7:00 pm - Mon, December 11 @ 9:30 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$165 12 tickets left

Revision is the 99% perspiration of writing. And yet, important as it is, revision is often overlooked in writing workshops. It's an afterthought, a means to an end. In this course, we're going to give revision its fair due

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Fiction Revision Boot Camp

Revision is the 99% perspiration of writing. And yet, important as it is, revision is often overlooked in writing workshops. It's an afterthought, a means to an end. In this course, we're going to give revision its fair due

... more
Mon, November 27 - Mon, December 11

7: 00 pm - 9: 30 pm PDT

$165

Berkeley, CA

Family Stories: A Workshop in Ancestral Writing

Tue, November 28 @ 7:00 pm - Tue, December 12 @ 9:30 pm
Berkeley, 2121 Bonar St, Studio D, 2nd Fl
Berkeley, CA United States
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$165 11 tickets left

Want to write into your family stories, but feel stuck at the foot of your family tree? During this holiday season, we’ll gather to find new ways to tell family stories, fill in the gaps in our ancestral narratives, and play with the voices of those who’ve come before us

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Family Stories: A Workshop in Ancestral Writing

Want to write into your family stories, but feel stuck at the foot of your family tree? During this holiday season, we’ll gather to find new ways to tell family stories, fill in the gaps in our ancestral narratives, and play with the voices of those who’ve come before us

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Tue, November 28 - Tue, December 12

7: 00 pm - 9: 30 pm PDT

$165

Berkeley, CA
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