The Writing Center
To register please call 914-606-6830 and press option 1
The Art of the Personal Essay
All great writers at some point in their career attempt to construct a personal narrative. The form provides an opportunity to explore one’s ideas without too strict of a structure. The personal essay is open to various approaches and provides virtually an unlimited breadth of possibilities for self-discovery. In this class, we will do a quick exploration and even make our own attempts at constructing such an essay.
CE-WRITG 2109, 3 Tues., July 9-23, 6:00-9:00 pm, KNC-4, $75. S Cameron. #5845
Writing from the Soul
Writing is an art form about self-expression. Whether you prefer fiction or nonfiction, journal writing or story writing, this course will help unleash your creativity as a writer with a focus on writing descriptive narratives. Using your five senses, learn to create an emotion and a picture in the reader’s mind. Develop a scene in your story or recall a memory you have entered in your journals. Students will share their work with the class. Please bring spiral notebooks or journals, and pens.
CE-WRITG 2106VA, 2 Wed., June 5 & 12, 6:30-8:30 pm, GTW-219, $50. L Lush. #5043
A Writer’s Workshop
This 3-part workshop offers writing prompts, exercises, and strategies to spark and inspire creativity in whatever genre you prefer. Gentle feedback is available from class and instructor to start and stay with your writing project.
CE-WRITG 2099, 3 Thurs., July 11-25, 1:30-3:30 pm, KNC-3, $75. K Rippstein. #5046
Write and Publish Kids’ Books
Have a great idea for a children’s book? That is a terrific place to start, but how do you progress from concept to published product? Go from getting started to the finish line in the world of juvenile publishing by exploring the requirements of every audience – baby board books, first chapter, middle-grade, and young adult – from outlining and writing, to finding an agent and/or publisher, to self-publication.
CE-WRITG 2073, 3 Fri., July 26-Aug. 9, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, KNC-4, $90. S Weyn. #5629
Lighting a Fire Inside Your Characters
Want your characters to leap off the page? Learn from an award-winning novelist how to create characters that transcend the fictional worlds they inhabit and engage readers in their dreams, their challenges, and their journeys. This one-day workshop will help writers dig deeper into their characters, add tension, complexity, and conflict to their storytelling, and capture the hearts of readers.
CE-WRITG 2052, 1 Sat., July 20, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-2, $35 (+ $5 materials fee, payable to instructor). B Campbell. #5009
Building a Compelling Plot
A story’s plot is more than a series of events. To create a cohesive plot, you must understand the relationship between it and other key story elements. Work with award-winning author Barbara Campbell to review the building blocks of plot, analyze scenes, and learn techniques that will turn the events in your story into a compelling journey for characters and readers alike. Students will receive a handout with highlights of course material.
CE-WRITG 2065, 1 Sat., July 27, 9:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-4, $35 (+ $5 materials fee, payable to instructor). B Campbell. #5010