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23 Best Creative Writing Classes in New York

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In this five-week, online workshop, we'll read and respond to poets who use text and image in interesting ways, from Victoria Chang's use of personal artifacts to Renee Gladman's study of the line as architecture.

Website: https://brooklynpoets.org/workshop/p/beyond-legibility-th...

Categories:

Start date:

July, 2024

Price:

$395.00

Based in New York

Level: Advanced

Class size: 10

Prerequisites: A writing sample of 5 pages of poems is required.

This six-week online workshop is open to all writers over the age of 50 who are interested in writing their memoir. Each week we’ll do close readings of memoirs written by writers over 50, spanning a wide range of narrators and narrative approaches.

Website: https://courses.writerstudio.com/courses/online-over-50-m...

Categories: Fiction and Poetry

Start date:

June, 2024

Price:

$385.00

Based in New York

Level: Any

Class size: Limited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Advanced Business Writing

Career Centers

This course teaches how to craft complex business documents, focusing on outlining, formatting, and using informative and persuasive techniques. It covers everything from determining the document's purpose and audience to planning and execution. Prior business writing proficiency is required, and the course is beneficial for those looking to enhance their professional writing skills​​​​​​.

Website: https://training-nyc.com/courses/advanced-business-writin...

Categories: Business

Start date:

Open all year round

Price:

$325.00

Based in New York

Level: Advanced

Class size: Unlimited

Prerequisites: Business writing proficiency equivalent to our Effective Business Writing course is required.

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Playwriting Workshop Class

The Acting Studio

This class is an exploration of playwriting and its basic fundamentals. Our work is read aloud as a group, followed by discussion, and inspiring new writing of each other. The core focus of the class is on developing your voice as a writer.

Website: https://www.actingstudio.com/acting-classes/playwrights/b...

Categories: Playwriting

Start date:

Open all year round

Price:

$240.00

Based in New York

Sports Storytelling

The School of The New York Times

This course delves into journalistic techniques to tell compelling sports stories. It includes writing exercises, class discussions, guest speakers, site visits, and attending sporting events. Students learn basic reporting and storytelling skills, focusing on news judgment, researching, and writing articles. The course also features visits to iconic sports locations in New York and lectures from renowned sports journalists​​​​​​.

Website: https://nytedu.com/courses/pre-college/sports-storytelling/

Categories: Sports

Start date:

Open all year round

Price:

$5,975.00

Based in New York

Level: Beginner

Class size: Limited

Prerequisites: Open to rising 10-12 students.

15-Week Screenwriting Workshop

New York Film Academy

NYFA’s Screenwriting School provides a range of programs for aspiring screenwriters, including degree programs (AFA, BFA, MFA) and workshops. Courses cover various media, like TV, web series, films, comic books, and playwriting. Students gain practical skills and develop a portfolio, with options for both in-person and online learning. Short-term workshops focus on specific skills like comedy writing, TV writing, and feature screenwriting​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​.

Website: https://www.nyfa.edu/screenwriting-school/

Categories: Screenplay

Start date:

Open all year round

Price:

$3,771.00

Based in New York

Level: Any

Class size: Limited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Technical Writing Course

Learning Tree International

This course is tailored for individuals seeking to improve their technical writing skills, particularly in technical communication. It covers techniques for planning, writing, and editing technical documents, focusing on audience assessment, document format selection, and effective use of visuals and graphics. The course aims to equip participants with the ability to convey complex subject matter clearly and create informative content for their readers.

Website: https://www.learningtree.com/courses/technical-writing-co...

Categories: Technical

Start date:

Open all year round

Price:

$2,990.00

Based in New York

Level: Beginner

Class size: Limited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Improv 101

Upright Citizens Brigade

UCB's Improv 101 course offers an introduction to the fundamentals of improv and comedy. It's ideal for those seeking to enhance their performance skills, public speaking, or just have fun. The course includes eight 3-hour sessions, a class show, and free access to UCB shows​​​​​​​​​​.

Website: https://ucbcomedy.com/courses/?eventtemplate=42-improv-10...

Categories: Comedy

Start date:

Open all year round

Price:

$500.00

Based in New York

Level: Beginner

Class size: Limited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Travel Writing

Gotham Writers

Ideal for beginners, this 10-week workshop delves into travel writing. Participants will engage in lectures, exercises, and student project critiques, gaining a solid foundation in the essential skills and techniques for effective travel writing.

Website: https://wp.writingclasses.com/courses/travel-writing/

Categories: Travel

Start date:

Open all year round

Price:

$419.00

Based in New York

Level: Beginner

Class size: 16

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Tailored for aspiring writers of science fiction and fantasy, this 10-week workshop covers the basics of the genre. It includes lectures, exercises, and critiques, making it a great starting point for beginners or a refresher for those already familiar with the basics.

Website: https://wp.writingclasses.com/courses/science-fiction-fan...

Categories: Science Fiction and Fantasy

Start date:

Open all year round

Price:

$419.00

Based in New York

Level: Beginner

Class size: 16

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Playwriting I

Gotham Writers

A 10-week introductory course in playwriting, suitable for beginners. The workshop includes a series of lectures, practical writing exercises, and critiques of student projects, focusing on the fundamental techniques of playwriting.

Website: https://wp.writingclasses.com/courses/playwriting-i/

Categories: Playwriting

Start date:

Open all year round

Price:

$419.00

Based in New York

Level: Beginner

Class size: Limited

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Memoir Writing I

Gotham Writers

This 10-week workshop is designed for beginners or those seeking to revisit the basics of memoir writing. It offers a blend of lectures, exercises, and student project critiques, providing a comprehensive introduction to memoir writing.

Website: https://wp.writingclasses.com/courses/memoir-writing-i/

Categories: Memoir and Nonfiction

Start date:

Open all year round

Price:

$419.00

Based in New York

Level: Beginner

Class size: 12

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

So you’re looking for creative writing classes in New York

New York is a literary town. From the lauded Nobel Prize winners to the titanic authors that have emerged from New York City, there’s no denying its storied (pun intended) literary history, or the towering role that this city that never sleeps has played in shaping the landscape of our imagination. So there may be no better way to learn the craft of writing than by taking a creative writing class in New York.

This directory of the best writing courses in New York is meant to help you locate the right one for yourself.  We’ve included filters for price and genre so that you can quickly sort through the writing classes. And before you commit to any one writing class, consider the following questions:

  • Who is the instructor?
  • What is the price of the writing course?
  • How far away is the writing course in New York? Is there a remote alternative?
  • How long could the course last?

Got any questions about finding the right writing class in New York for you? Feel free to reach out to us at service@reedsy.com. Good luck!