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Nov
17
to Nov 18

How to Pitch Editors Master Class

  • Neukölln, Berlin Germany (map)
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In the How to Pitch Editors Master Class we'll be opening up our folders of story pitches, email correspondences, and expensively framed acceptance letters. We'll talk about generating pitch ideas, building a portfolio, talking to editors, sending cold pitches, developing editorial relationships, and networking. This is a two-day jump start for new and mid-career freelancers.

Ben Mauk is a full-time freelance writer. He writes feature articles, essays, and reportage for The New York Times Magazine, Harper's Magazine, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Guardian, The London Review of Books, The New Yorker online, Granta, and elsewhere. He is a grantee of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and the Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award. He has received awards, honors, or citations from the American Society of Magazine Editors, the Western Writers of America, and the Overseas Press Club of America.

This class is in English.

Two-day seminar.
Saturday, November 17 & Sunday, November 18. 10:00 - 15:00.


Cost: €100.

Location: Neukölln.

 

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Sep
17
to Sep 20

Write Every Day: A Generative Workshop

Whether you’re an experienced writer mired in the middle of a project or an absoulute beginner trying to get your first words onto paper, Write Every Day will help unleash your creative mind. This class is 10 class hours and takes place in both 4- and 5-day versions.

Each day we’ll touch on different aspects of craft: point of view and narrative distance, character, tension and plot, detail and setting, and the possibilities of form and structure. We’ll look to writers who do these things exceptionally well, examining their secrets for inspiration. Fired up by what we’ve learned, we’ll turn to in-class writing exercises, generating new material that is fresher and stranger than we thought possible.

This class is open to writers of all levels of experience, English and ESL speakers.

Instructor: Mia Bailey. Details here.

Meets M-Th @18:30 in Neukölln. 12 class hours. €150.

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Jul
2
to Jul 6

Write Every Day: A Generative Workshop

Whether you’re an experienced writer mired in the middle of a project or an absoulute beginner trying to get your first words onto paper, Write Every Day will help unleash your creative mind.

Each day the week we’ll touch on different aspects of craft: point of view and narrative distance, character, tension and plot, detail and setting, and the possibilities of form and structure. We’ll look to writers who do these things exceptionally well, examining their secrets for inspiration. Fired up by what we’ve learned, we’ll turn to in-class writing exercises, generating new material that is fresher and stranger than we thought possible.

This class is open to writers of all levels of experience, English and ESL speakers.

Cost: €125.

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Jul
1
to Jul 8

Writing for Visual Artists

“I intend to paint large moveable pictures which will function between the easel and the mural.” Jackson Pollock, Guggenheim Application (1947)

As visual artists, our work is tied to the written word whether we like it or not. (Even "Untitled" is a title.) We write artists' statements, catalogue texts, project proposals, and grant applications. Surviving and thriving as an artist often depends on how well we can write about our work.

In Writing for Visual Artists, students will learn how to write about what they do as artists and why they do it. We’ll review key elements of art writing, including clarity in form and syntax, concrete detail, narrative, and structure. We’ll focus on the artists’ statement in all its variations, whether as project proposal or manifesto. Inspired by modern and contemporary examples, we’ll do in-class and take-home exercises, sound out new ideas and give feedback. Students will leave with the tools to write concisely and authentically about their visual art practice, and with ideas for further art-writing experiments.

This class is open to artists and writers of all levels of experience.

Cost: €90.

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Mar
19
to Mar 23

Magazine Writing

This intensive week-long course considers the long-form nonfiction magazine story as its own specialized genre: a collaboration by writer, editor, and subject. In five daylong classes, we'll walk through the stages of research, reporting, drafting, revision, and editing. We'll look at classics of the genre both conservative and experimental, discuss philosophies and theories of nonfiction writing, conduct workshops designed to help you generate pitches and drafts, and discuss story structure and fact-checking.

225€.

 

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Mar
3
to Mar 4

How to Pitch Editors Master Class

In the How to Pitch Editors Master Class, instructor Ben Mauk will open up his folder of pitches and stack of rejections, email correspondences, and expensively framed acceptance letters. We'll talk about generating pitch ideas, building a portfolio, talking to editors, sending cold pitches, developing editorial relationships, networking--all the stuff they don't teach you in MFA classes. This is a two-day jump start for new and mid-career freelancers.

Location: Neukölln/Kreuzberg

€90.

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Nov
25
to Nov 26

How to Pitch Editors Master Class

In the How to Pitch Editors Master Class, instructor Ben Mauk will open up his folder of pitches and stack of rejections, email correspondences, and expensively framed acceptance letters. We'll talk about generating pitch ideas, building a portfolio, talking to editors, sending cold pitches, developing editorial relationships, networking--all the stuff they don't teach you in MFA classes. This is a two-day jump start for new and mid-career freelancers.

€90.

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Sep
24
10:00 AM10:00

The Free MFA Master Class

This free Sunday seminar offers information and advice on creative writing MFA programs: where to go, how to get in, whether you should pay for it (probably not!), and how they help (and don't help) writers' careers. We'll talk about the application process, offer tips for the writing sample, and field questions about full-time vs. low-residency, large vs. small, NYC vs. anywhere else, and other concerns. We'll also teach generative writing exercises, describe our experiences reading hundreds of MFA applications, advise you on personal statements, résumés, and letters of recommendation, and critique sample applications.

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Sep
23
10:00 AM10:00

The Free MFA Master Class

  • KN: Raum für Kunst im Kontext (map)
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This free Saturday seminar provides information and advice on creative writing MFA programs: where to go, how to get in, whether you should pay for it (probably not!), and how they help (and don't help) writers' careers. We'll talk about the application process, offer tips for the writing sample, and field questions about full-time vs. low-residency, large vs. small, NYC vs. anywhere else, and other concerns. We'll also teach generative writing exercises, describe our experiences reading hundreds of MFA applications, advise you on personal statements, résumés, and letters of recommendation, and critique sample applications.

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