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Oct
31
to Dec 19

Creative Writing I

The core of the Berlin Writers' Workshop, Creative Writing I is open to all writers regardless of experience or background. Through a combination of craft lessons and weekly discussions, we'll cover the basic elements of fiction and nonfiction: point of view, characterization, setting, scene and summary, and style. We'll share and discuss our favorite books and learn generative exercises to help inspire new work. We'll also workshop each other’s manuscripts and discuss strategies for revision and editing.

This class is taught in English.

Location: Prenzlauer Berg / Wedding

Eight weeks. €275.

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Jan
16
to Mar 6

Poetry Writing I

Poetry Writing I is open to all writers wishing to deepen their understanding of the art of writing poems. Through a combination of craft lessons and weekly discussions, students will gain insight into the possibilities of the genre while also writing and receiving feedback on original poems. Inspired by the readings examined in the workshop, we’ll also explore what it means to develop a poetic ‘voice’ and learn strategies for the revision and editing of our poetry.

This class is taught in English.

Location: Neukolln

Instructor: Kathleen Heil.

Eight weeks. €275.

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Oct
9
to Nov 27

Nonfiction Writing I

In Nonfiction Writing I, we'll study the art of the essay, the nonfiction novel, the memoir, the magazine story, and the unclassifiable. Workshops of your own work will be supplemented by craft exercises and discussions. Students should have some prior workshop experience, either through Berlin Writers' Workshop (Creative Writing I) or a similar organization. A writing sample may be required. This class is taught in English.

Instructor: Ben Mauk. Full details here

Meets Tuesdays @ 19:00 in Neukölln. Eight weeks. €275.

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Aug
7
to Oct 2

Creative Writing I

The core of the Berlin Writers' Workshop, Creative Writing I is open to all writers regardless of experience or background. Through a combination of craft lessons and weekly discussions, we'll cover the basic elements of fiction and nonfiction: point of view, characterization, setting, scene and summary, and style. We'll share and discuss our favorite books and learn generative exercises to help inspire new work. We'll also workshop each other’s manuscripts and discuss strategies for revision and editing.

This class is taught in English.

Location: Neukölln.

Eight weeks. €225.

 

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Jun
17
to Jul 1

Translation/Creation

Although it is often regarded as a “secondary” form of creative work, translation has a long tradition as the site of exploration, inspiration, and enrichment for writers of all kinds. This intensive course is aimed at both students looking to deepen an established literary translation practice and creative writers and artists looking to explore translation for the first time.  Students will receive instruction and guidance tailored to their levels of experience, from newcomer to seasoned translator. We'll workshop individual projects-in-progress, as well as build a space to consider translation’s creative potential with readings and exercises.

Two Sundays. 160€.

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May
29
to Jul 17

Creative Writing I

The core of the Berlin Writers' Workshop, Creative Writing I is open to all writers regardless of experience or background. Through a combination of craft lessons and weekly discussions, we'll cover the basic elements of fiction and nonfiction: point of view, characterization, setting, scene and summary, and style. We'll share and discuss our favorite books and learn generative exercises to help inspire new work. We'll also workshop each other’s manuscripts and discuss strategies for revision and editing.

Location: Kreuzberg / Neukölln.

Eight weeks. €225.

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Apr
23
7:00 PM19:00

Fiction Writing I

In Fiction Writing I, we'll study the art of the short story, novella, and novel. Workshops of your own stories and novel excerpts will be supplemented by craft exercises and discussions. Students should have some prior workshop experience, either through Berlin Writers' Workshop (Creative Writing I) or a similar organization. A writing sample is required.

Location: Kreuzberg.

Eight weeks. €225.

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Apr
3
to May 22

Nonfiction Writing I

In Nonfiction Writing I, we'll study the art of the essay, the nonfiction novel, the memoir, and the unclassifiable. Workshops of your own essays and book excerpts will be supplemented by craft exercises and discussions. Students should have some prior workshop experience, either through Berlin Writers' Workshop (Creative Writing I) or a similar organization. A writing sample is required.

Location: Neukölln.

Eight weeks. €225.

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Mar
11
5:00 PM17:00

Creative Writing I

The core of the Berlin Writers' Workshop, Creative Writing I is open to all writers regardless of experience or background. Through a combination of craft lessons and weekly discussions, we'll cover the basic elements of fiction and nonfiction: point of view, characterization, setting, scene and summary, and style. We'll share and discuss our favorite books and learn generative exercises to help inspire new work. We'll also workshop each other’s manuscripts and discuss strategies for revision and editing.

Location: Kreuzberg

Eight weeks. €225.

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Dec
11
to Dec 12

Fiction Writing I

Fiction Writing I teaches the art of the short story, novella, and novel. Workshops of your own stories and novel excerpts will be supplemented by craft exercises, readings, and discussions. Students should have some prior workshop experience either through Berlin Writers' Workshop (Creative Writing I) or a similar organization. A writing sample is required.

Eight weeks. €225.

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Oct
17
to Oct 31

Creative Writing I

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The core of the Berlin Writers' Workshop, Creative Writing I is open to all writers regardless of experience or background. Through a combination of craft lessons and weekly discussions, we'll cover the basic elements of fiction and nonfiction: point of view, characterization, setting, scene and summary, and style. We'll share and discuss our favorite books and learn generative exercises to help inspire new work. We'll also workshop each other’s manuscripts and discuss strategies for revision and editing.

Eight weeks. €225.

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Oct
16
to Oct 17

The MFA Boot Camp

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In the MFA Boot Camp we'll answer your questions about MFA programs and the application process while you work toward a polished submission in a workshop setting. You'll leave with a finished portfolio (a writing sample, statement of purpose, personal statement, resumé) and all the information you could want about letters of recommendation, program funding, full-time vs. low-residency, etc. It's all the classic Program Era mysteries, de-mystified. 

Eight weeks. €225.

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