2018 Workshops

Writing Creative Nonfiction @​ NYU SPS

Explore the process of writing nonfiction with clarity and precision as well as with a poet’s eye. Geared toward both novice writers and out-of-practice scribes, this course guides you through a series of effective exercises to jump-start your nonfiction writing. Emphasis is placed on building self-confidence and developing your individual voice. Write short essays, memoirs, and profiles. Learn to improve tone, style, and point of view through imaginative weekly writing assignments and by reading masters of nonfiction.

Course Number
WRIT1-CE9713
Price
$645.00

Department
Humanities, Arts, and Writing
Program Area
Creative Writing
10 Wednesdays, February 14-May 2, 6:45-9:05 p.m.


Witness to History © copyright by Carol Bergman @​ NYU SPS

Course Description:

Whether it’s the moon landing, the 9/​11 terrorist attacks, or the election of the country’s first African-American president, historic, world-changing events can have a very personal impact. In this interactive workshop, choose a reported event—whether witnessed firsthand or through the media—and craft a personal essay that recounts it from your own perspective. Use oral storytelling of personal recollections to shape your essay, and then delve into research to unlock memories and to add context to your story. The only required tools are memory, a notebook and pen, and access to the Internet or a library. Beginners and seasoned writers are welcome.

Course Number

WRIT1-CE9940
Price
$360
Department
Humanities, Arts, and Writing
Program Area
Creative Writing

Five Thursdays, March 1-March 29, 11 a.m.-1:20 p.m.



Inspired by Nature Writing Workshop © copyright by Carol Bergman 2018

@​ The Stoneridge Library Community Room, Stoneridge, NY 12484 on Saturday, May 12, 2018, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Participants should bring a no-line notebook, a free flowing pen, Glu-Stick, their memories of hikes and walks, favorite photographs and pictures of nature, and their imaginations. Learn how to use journal notes, observations, sketches, photographs, dreams, visualizations, and free associations to generate ideas for short stories, poems, memoirs, and essays. Beginner and seasoned writers are welcome in this interactive, dynamic class.



PRIVATE WORKSHOPS & INDIVIDUAL COACHING

Group Class by audition/​ invitation only. Prerequisite: workshop experience, motivation, commitment to critiquing work.

Individual Coaching & Editing @​ a realistic sliding scale within your budget.

Dedicated online, Skype, FT or telephone coaching available upon request.

Email: carol.bergman@​gmail.com for more information.