The Writing Center
To register please call 914-606-6830 and press option 1
New! No Fear Writing for the Author/Illustrator
Are you an artist who has longed to try your hand at illustrating your own storybook? Do you lack confidence in your ability to write this book? In the world of books for young people, artists who can write their own books rule the field. Learn the unique skills required to write your own children’s books. This class is part lecture, with tips derived from industry professionals, and part workshop, where we’ll work together to move your projects to the next level of completion.
CE-WRITG 2092, 4 Sun., Mar. 4-25, 2:00-5:00 pm, KNC-3, $145. S Weyn. #12983
New! Complete Your Kids Book In Two Weekends!
Is your kids book or young adult novel still developing in your mind? Is it in a drawer or almost done? This is your opportunity to finally get it ready for publication. The instructor will guide your project to completion during an intensive weekend program. Class time will be spent in lively conversation, in-class writing, and revisions. Topics include craft, industry requirements, and various publishing options. This is a fun and friendly time that no author of juvenile literature should miss! Open to all levels of adult writers.
CE-WRITG 2093, 2 Sa/Su, Apr. 7-15, 3:00-6:00 pm, KNC-4, $150. S Weyn. #12997
New! Poetry Writing Workshop
An introductory course exploring the techniques of writing compelling poems. Learn about metaphors, rhyme, meter, and other poetic devices, as well as writing a sestina, pantoun, villanelle, and other experimental forms such as using black out and white out as literary devices. An in-class writing exercise will be done in each class; bring copies of one of your poems to each class for critique and discussion. No experience necessary, just a desire to be a poet.
CE-WRITG 2094, 6 Wed., Mar. 7-Apr. 11, 3:00-5:00 pm, Room TBD, $140. L Rhodes-Ryabchick. #13008
The Writer’s Circle
Join this writer’s circle and actively participate in the sharing of each other’s written work. Get positive feedback in a non-threatening environment; you’ll all become your own editors and critics as you strive to make your writing the best it can be. The instructor will offer comments and editorial advice both in class and by email.
CE-WRITG 2068, 6 Wed., Feb. 28-Apr. 4, 6:00-8:00 pm, KNC-2, $120. V Dacquino. #12300
Start fast! Keep it humming. End with authority. Polish, correct, and tighten the prose. Learn how to write your story, whether fiction or nonfiction, so it entices, captivates, and delights readers.
CE-WRITG 2047, 3 Wed., Apr. 25-May 9, 6:00-8:00 pm, KNC-2, $60. P Andrews. #12349
The Poet’s Toolbox
Have you wanted to write poetry, or did you write poetry long ago and don’t know how to get back to writing? We’ll examine and discuss the basics of poetry and its tools, and then we’ll write.
CE-WRITG 2081, 5 Mon., Feb. 6-Mar. 13 (skip 2/20 & 27), 10:00 am-12:00 noon, Room TBD, $110. J Lawrence. #12946
Memoir: Writing the Stories of Your Life
Discover how to turn your life stories into a well-crafted memoir. Writing exercises and critiques will be used.
CE-WRITG 2087, 5 Mon., Feb. 6-Mar. 13 (skip 2/20 & 27), 12:15-2:15 pm, Room TBD, $110. J Lawrence. #12947
Make Every Scene Count
Compelling scenes not only move the plot forward, but deepen character, create drama, and underscore theme. Award-winning author Barbara Campbell will examine the fundamentals of scene design from its overall shape to its individual beats and help students craft scenes that hook readers from the first line to the last. Students will receive a 100-page manual with course highlights and scene studies.
CE-WRITG 2072, 3 Sat., Mar. 31-Apr. 14, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-2, $90 (+ $12 materials fee, payable to instructor). B Campbell. #12361
Writers of all levels wanted! Add depth, texture, and emotion to your writing as you experiment with prose, poetry, and journal musings. The course is based on free-writing exercises followed by sharing and discussion in a supportive environment.
CE-WRITG 2070VA, 4 Thurs., Mar. 15-Apr. 12 (skip 3/29), 1:30-3:30 pm, KNC-4, $95. K Rippstein. #12253