2017 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
$680.00

Department
Humanities, Arts, and Writing
Program Area
Creative Writing
10 Wednesdays, October 4-December 13, 6:45-9:05 p.m.


Witness to History @​ 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 Mondays, November 6-December 4, 6:30-8:50 p.m.


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 coaching and editing available upon request.

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