New Classes

Posted: March 8th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Beginning/Intermediate Fiction Writing Workshop (taught by Leslie Parry in Hollywood)

Thursdays, 7:30 to 9:30 pm
April 15, 2010 to June 10, 2010  (8 meetings; no class on May 27, 2010)

This 8-week class is designed both for short story writers and those just embarking on a novel.

For the first four weeks, we will do in-class writing exercises and discuss published short fiction and novel excerpts from a craft perspective.  We will cover such topics as characterization, pacing, point of view, structure, voice, and scene, and there will be short take-home writing assignments designed to help you progress with your manuscript.  For the final four weeks of the course, we will workshop student work in a serious environment meant to challenge and inspire every member of the class. Each student will have the opportunity to workshop either one short story manuscript or one novel excerpt (maximum 25 pages).

This course will take place in the instructor’s home in Beachwood Canyon (Hollywood), where wine and sparkling water—and the occasional gourmet cheese—will be served.

Enrollment limit: 8 students
$360 for new students; $320 for returning students.  Payment plans available.

If you’re interested, email writingworkshopsla@gmail.com

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Advanced Short Story Workshop (taught by Edan Lepucki in the Fairfax District)
Thursdays, April 22, 2010 to June 24, 2010 (10 meetings)

This 10-week course is designed for advanced students who are interested in deepening their understanding of short story craft and technique.

For the first few weeks we will discuss published short fiction and do in-class writing exercises. There will be optional out-of-class writing assignments, and we will hold short critiques of students’ work-in-progress and revisions. Each student will get to workshop at least one short story manuscript, if not two; the class will encourage everyone to turn in two short stories for feedback from the instructor.

Enrollment limit: 6 students
$385 for returning students; $400 for new students.  Payment plans available.

This course is by application only.  All students who sign up must have the minimum page requirement of a first draft to be eligible for the course. Please email writingworkshopsla@gmail to inquire about submission guidelines.

If you’re interested, email writingworkshopsla@gmail.com

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Intermediate Novel Writing Workshop (taught by Edan Lepucki in the Fairfax District)

Wednesdays, 7:30 to 9:30 pm
May 5, 2010 to July 21, 2010  (10 meetings; no class on 6/16 and 6/23)

This 10-week course is open to more advanced writers who have written between 50-100 pages of a novel. For the first few weeks of this class we will do in-class writing exercises, discuss craft and technique from a novelist’s perspective, and conduct critiques of 1- and 2-page excerpts of students’ works-in-progress.  There will be a weekly page-count requirement to keep you on task, and we will even set aside time for “lab” sessions, where students work seriously in-class, writing their manuscripts.  There will be two weeks off before we begin workshops so that students may commit their time to preparing their manuscripts for workshop.  The final weeks of the course will be devoted to critiquing student novel excerpts in an intense yet compassionate environment designed to challenge and inspire all members of the class.

Course will take place in instructor’s home in the Fairfax District where wine and sparkling water—and the occasional gourmet cheese—will be served.

This course is by application only.  All students who sign up must have the minimum page requirement of a first draft to be eligible for the course. Please email writingworkshopsla@gmail to inquire about submission guidelines.

Enrollment limit:  7 students
$410 for new students; $385 for returning students.  Payment plans available

If you’re interested, email writingworkshopsla@gmail.com

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There are a few spots left in Leslie’s 3-hour writing session on 3/20. It’s only $25!
Email writingworkshopsla@gmail.com to sign up!



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