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“Responsive, enthusiastic and very, very well-organized. I have participated in many online workshops, including those organized by other lit mags as well as during my low residency MFA. I have completed three of The Eckleburg Workshops creative nonfiction workshops. I’m ready to enroll again. Publication is great encouragement, of course, but the experience of those four weeks far exceeds the success that follows them.” — Lori White, Student

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Magic Realism II Workshop

Early Registration: $110     

Workshop Description: Pre-Requisite: Magic Realism IMagic realism (magical realism) is the perfect balance of literary fiction with fantastical elements. This is not fantasy and it's more than realism. It is the sweet spot of literary fiction. In the Magic Realism II Workshop, we'll study advanced techniques in exploring and writing magic realism.

Register for two or more workshops in the same order and receive a 20% discount. Limited time and availability. This course is all online and offers individualized feedback on your work. It runs for four weeks and begins the first Sunday of the month. You will have all week to complete your lessons and will not need to login at particular times during the week, but rather, when it is convenient to your schedule. Weekly deadlines are set by your instructor and are usually set Sunday evenings. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the week, as part of the comment and forum sections located on each lesson page.

$110.00
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Short Story I: Scene, Character & Dialogue

Early Registration: $110     

Workshop Description: In this course we will study what constructs the world of the short story: pain, happiness, fear, love, desire, anger, and menace. You will write your characters, settings and scenes with a focus on your organic voice and style and with personal feedback. This workshop is for character-focused craft and storytellers. Our focus will be on narratives that grip and immerse readers at an unflinching level while understanding the differences between what is essential and what is gratuitous. With a focus on scene work and how to build a story through the nucleus of the scene, writers will explore their organic voices and styles. Join us and improve your craft as the weeks progress by giving and receiving feedback, the cornerstone of exploring your own strengths, needs and preferences. At the end of the four weeks, you will have new work and feedback for revision, as well as tips for submitting your work to literary journals.

Register for two or more workshops in the same order and receive a 20% discount. Limited time and availability. This course is all online and offers individualized feedback on your work. It runs for four weeks and begins the first Sunday of the month. You will have all week to complete your lessons and will not need to login at particular times during the week, but rather, when it is convenient to your schedule. Weekly deadlines are set by your instructor and are usually set Sunday evenings. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the week, as part of the comment and forum sections located on each lesson page.

$110.00$130.00
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Historical Fiction II: Advanced Techniques

Early Registration: $110     

Workshop Description: How do you write authentic-sounding historical fiction? Writing in a time before you were born, or even before your grandparents were born, can be a daunting task that leads writers either to flood the reader with extraneous information or leave the setting all but blank. In this four-week workshop, you will complete three new fiction prose pieces or polish one longer story based in one (or several) historical setting(s). We will study how the best writers of historical fiction practice their craft and learn how to incorporate historical research into fiction. We will focus on balancing detail with subtlety, achieving that perfect medium of authenticity. 

Register for two or more workshops in the same order and receive a 20% discount. Limited time and availability. This course is all online and offers individualized feedback on your work. It runs for four weeks and begins the first Sunday of the month. You will have all week to complete your lessons and will not need to login at particular times during the week, but rather, when it is convenient to your schedule. Weekly deadlines are set by your instructor and are usually set Sunday evenings. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the week, as part of the comment and forum sections located on each lesson page.

$110.00$130.00
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Writing About Place

Early Registration: $110

Workshop Description: How does a place – its culture, its history, its physical geography – influence a story? How do writers convey this setting through details, observations, and precise language? “Writing About Place” challenges students to think about what “makes” a place – whether that place be the student's hometown, a foreign country, or even a fantastical or imagined land – and how that place can be best captured in prose. By reading a variety of writers – from “classic” travel writers to contemporary war correspondents to novelists for whom place is paramount – students will be encouraged to develop their own narratives of place, culture, and people. They will develop their own voices as writers and travel writers and learn how to recognize if, when, and why the author is a “character” in the travel narrative. They will also be challenged to examine ways in which the traditional model of travel writing – as exemplified by writers like Patrick Leigh Fermor – might be inaccurate or even exploitative, and develop their own informed methods of approaching subject and place. One or more sessions will also be devoted to the art of pitching and the business of travel writing, depending on student interest.

Register for two or more workshops in the same order and receive a 20% discount. Limited time and availability. This course is all online and offers individualized feedback on your work. It runs for four weeks and begins the first Sunday of the month. You will have all week to complete your lessons and will not need to login at particular times during the week, but rather, when it is convenient to your schedule. Weekly deadlines are set by your instructor and are usually set Sunday evenings. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the week, as part of the comment and forum sections located on each lesson page.

$110.00
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Fiction from the Edges Writing Workshop

Early Registration: $110     

Workshop Description: In this course we'll look at ways to create fictions through alternative means, looking at ways to experiment while telling a successful story. The edges of normality is where we will focus. Stories made of lists, stories with no characters, stories that affect and haunt in ways unexpected. You will learn that you can tell a story in more ways than you think.

$110.00
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Monsters in the House

Why are we afraid of the dark? How do writers terrify us with nothing but their words? And how can we do the same in our own stories? Through a series of unnerving exercises, we will plumb classic fairy tales, ghost story tropes, and our own experiences to generate material for new and in-progress stories. The "Monsters in the House" workshop isn't just for horror writers. It's for writers who want to explore their own fears, dreams, and memories to create new primal fiction.

Register for two or more workshops in the same order and receive a 20% discount. Limited time and availability. This course is all online and offers individualized feedback on your work. It runs for four weeks and begins the first Sunday of the month. You will have all week to complete your lessons and will not need to login at particular times during the week, but rather, when it is convenient to your schedule. Weekly deadlines are set by your instructor and are usually set Sunday evenings. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the week, as part of the comment and forum sections located on each lesson page.

$110.00
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Muck: Dirty Realism in Fiction Workshop

Early Registration: $110     

Workshop Description: The "Muck: Dirty Realism in Fiction" workshop peers at the underbelly of human civilization—down the alleys, into the factories and prisons and homeless shelters. The places where lives quiver on the brink. After all, where else would the greatest fiction come from than from the places where the stakes are already so high? 

Register for two or more workshops in the same order and receive a 20% discount. Limited time and availability. This course is all online and offers individualized feedback on your work. It runs for four weeks and begins the first Sunday of the month. You will have all week to complete your lessons and will not need to login at particular times during the week, but rather, when it is convenient to your schedule. Weekly deadlines are set by your instructor and are usually set Sunday evenings. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the week, as part of the comment and forum sections located on each lesson page.

$110.00$130.00
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The Bukowski Workshop

Early Registration: $110

Workshop Description: Noted by Time as the "laureate of American lowlife,"Charles Bukowski is the beloved literary bad boy who cut to the dirty quick of it with sharp wit. In this workshop, we will read from pivotal Bukowski works and explore how Bukowski's confessional voice marinates with our own voices by writing a few short pieces. We will also use some favorite writing and craft techniques tailored to bringing out the best in your literary, badass fiction, and you will receive individual feedback from peers and instructor.

Register for two or more workshops in the same order and receive a 20% discount. Limited time and availability. This course is all online and offers individualized feedback on your work. It runs for four weeks and begins the first Sunday of the month. You will have all week to complete your lessons and will not need to login at particular times during the week, but rather, when it is convenient to your schedule. Weekly deadlines are set by your instructor and are usually set Sunday evenings. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the week, as part of the comment and forum sections located on each lesson page.

$110.00
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The Beats Workshop

Early Registration: $110     

Workshop Description: Counterculture, experimentation, sexuality and rhythm mark the phenomena known as The Beat Generation. Seminal works such as Ginsberg's Howl, Burrough's Naked Lunch and Kerouac's On the Road created national shifts that not only broke down aesthetic boundaries but also social boundaries. By the end of this course you will have studied excerpts of these works and created new work and take away new tools for facilitating writing and drafts of poetry, fiction and/or personal essays. 

Register for two or more workshops in the same order and receive a 20% discount. Limited time and availability. This course is all online and offers individualized feedback on your work. It runs for four weeks and begins the first Sunday of the month. You will have all week to complete your lessons and will not need to login at particular times during the week, but rather, when it is convenient to your schedule. Weekly deadlines are set by your instructor and are usually set Sunday evenings. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the week, as part of the comment and forum sections located on each lesson page.

$110.00$130.00
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Erasure as Conversation: Obscuring, Erasing, and Lifting Poetic Text

Early Registration: $110     

Workshop Description: Erasure as Conversation approaches a popular poetic technique from the idea of conversing with one's source text. 4 weeks. 12 new erasures created by you and individually read and critiqued by your peers and faculty. This course begins the first Sunday of the month. Select four source texts of any length before the course begins and erase 3 pages of each per week. We will explore erasure from various angles and use multiple methods of obscuring, erasing, and lifting text. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the course, as part of our comment and forum sections. Pre-register for a discounted price, limited time and availability.

Register for two or more workshops in the same order and receive a 20% discount. Limited time and availability. This course is all online and offers individualized feedback on your work. It runs for four weeks and begins the first Sunday of the month. You will have all week to complete your lessons and will not need to login at particular times during the week, but rather, when it is convenient to your schedule. Weekly deadlines are set by your instructor and are usually set Sunday evenings. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the week, as part of the comment and forum sections located on each lesson page.

$110.00$130.00
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Poetry I Workshop

Early Registration: $110

Workshop Description: Poetry I is the study of and creation of poems with a focus on place, subject, body and gender, how authentic experience informs our linguistic expression.

Register for two or more workshops in the same order and receive a 20% discount. Limited time and availability. This course is all online and offers individualized feedback on your work. It runs for four weeks and begins the first Sunday of the month. You will have all week to complete your lessons and will not need to login at particular times during the week, but rather, when it is convenient to your schedule. Weekly deadlines are set by your instructor and are usually set Sunday evenings. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the week, as part of the comment and forum sections located on each lesson page.

$110.00$130.00
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The Poetry Chapbook Workshop

Early Registration: $110

Workshop Description: In "The Poetry Chapbook Workshop," we'll talk about what a chapbook is, what makes a strong manuscript, and engage with our own body of poems to see what themes emerge from our work. We'll also explore some chapbook presses, what to look out for when submitting, and how to find the right home for your manuscript. The workshop will provide opportunities for feedback on their poems and cover letters. By the end of the four weeks, you will have a draft of a chapbook manuscript.

Register for two or more workshops in the same order and receive a 20% discount. Limited time and availability. This course is all online and offers individualized feedback on your work. It runs for four weeks and begins the first Sunday of the month. You will have all week to complete your lessons and will not need to login at particular times during the week, but rather, when it is convenient to your schedule. Weekly deadlines are set by your instructor and are usually set Sunday evenings. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the week, as part of the comment and forum sections located on each lesson page.

$110.00$130.00
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Flash Creative Nonfiction Workshop

Early Registration: $110     

Workshop Description: Flash nonfiction (short short nonfiction) is a staple of publishing in both print and online journals. Grab your reader from the beginning and never let go. With an acute sense of subject, arc and narrative techniques, you will learn to strategically sculpt your nonfiction works into essential and memorable works.

Register for two or more workshops in the same order and receive a 20% discount. Limited time and availability. This course is all online and offers individualized feedback on your work. It runs for four weeks and begins the first Sunday of the month. You will have all week to complete your lessons and will not need to login at particular times during the week, but rather, when it is convenient to your schedule. Weekly deadlines are set by your instructor and are usually set Sunday evenings. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the week, as part of the comment and forum sections located on each lesson page.

$110.00$130.00
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Make It Shiver: Memoir Writing, Long and Short

Early Registration: $110     

Workshop Description: The 'Make It Shiver: Memoir Writing, Long and Short' Workshop is an exciting doorway into making art from personal experience. In this 4 week course, we will up the stakes on subjects that come from our own lives by identifying and applying what makes a reader turn the pages: manipulation of time, imagination, language, and other elements of craft.  We'll read the work of at least four masters of the memoir/personal essay. In an online forum, we'll discuss how they make their pieces "shiver," how they take simply living through an event and elevate it to a powerful experience on the page. In terms of individual work, we'll write 3 short memoir pieces OR one longer piece/one short. These pieces will be read and commented on by faculty and fellow students. 

Register for two or more workshops in the same order and receive a 20% discount. Limited time and availability. This course is all online and offers individualized feedback on your work. It runs for four weeks and begins the first Sunday of the month. You will have all week to complete your lessons and will not need to login at particular times during the week, but rather, when it is convenient to your schedule. Weekly deadlines are set by your instructor and are usually set Sunday evenings. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the week, as part of the comment and forum sections located on each lesson page.

$110.00$130.00
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Essay III: Body Narrative

Early Registration: $110     

Workshop Description: This workshop goes well with "Essay I: Find Your Personal Voice" and "Essay II: The Art of the Lyric Essay."

The body speaks its own language, and every writer has a voice that relates to body awareness. In this four week workshop, we will study and write body narratives. You will receive personalized feedback on your essays from peers/instructor.

Register for two or more workshops in the same order and receive a 20% discount. Limited time and availability. This course is all online and offers individualized feedback on your work. It runs for four weeks and begins the first Sunday of the month. You will have all week to complete your lessons and will not need to login at particular times during the week, but rather, when it is convenient to your schedule. Weekly deadlines are set by your instructor and are usually set Sunday evenings. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the week, as part of the comment and forum sections located on each lesson page.

$110.00
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Fear is Your Compass: Discovering your Most Dangerous Themes

Early Registration: $110     

Workshop Description: In a world obsessed with safety and security, fear often obscures what we most desire. In this class, students will conduct exercises and assignments designed to examine and uncover not only what we fear, but why. With such revelation we will construct work that speaks to deeper themes that will enrich your stories (fiction and non-fiction).

$110.00
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Create Your Book Trailer

Early Registration: $110     

Workshop Description: Do you have a novel, short story collection or poetry collection coming out? Join "Create Your Book Trailer" and learn how to create a book trailer that will gather promotional interest for your book! In just 4 weeks, you will have your very own, custom book trailer to share with your publisher, readers and reviewers.

Register for two or more workshops in the same order and receive a 20% discount. Limited time and availability. This course is all online and offers individualized feedback on your work. It runs for four weeks and begins the first Sunday of the month. You will have all week to complete your lessons and will not need to login at particular times during the week, but rather, when it is convenient to your schedule. Weekly deadlines are set by your instructor and are usually set Sunday evenings. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the week, as part of the comment and forum sections located on each lesson page.

$110.00$130.00
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Developing a Short Film Script

Early Registration: $110     

Workshop Description: Making a feature film is a challenge, yet writing scripts that can actually be made is vital for the development of a blossoming filmmaker. The "Developing a Short Film Workshop" will take you through the entire filmmaking process from purpose, to premise, to structure, to the written word. You will leave this 4 week workshop with a 5-7 page screenplay critiqued by your peers and faculty that has the potential to be turned into a feature script. The goal is to draft a short screenplay that you can shoot and if it gains attention, be able to follow-up with a feature script.

Register for two or more workshops in the same order and receive a 20% discount. Limited time and availability. This course is all online and offers individualized feedback on your work. It runs for four weeks and begins the first Sunday of the month. You will have all week to complete your lessons and will not need to login at particular times during the week, but rather, when it is convenient to your schedule. Weekly deadlines are set by your instructor and are usually set Sunday evenings. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the week, as part of the comment and forum sections located on each lesson page.

$110.00$130.00
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Writing the Ten Minute Play

Early Registration: $110     

Workshop Description: There is a ripe market for ten minute plays across the country with great opportunity for production. Learn the fundamentals of dramatic structure and how to utilize that effectively in this very popular genre. What is the difference between a skit, a character study and a complete play? Resources for submitting your play will be provided. Excellent for dramatic writers and for writers of all genres who have plays ready to burst out. 

Register for two or more workshops in the same order and receive a 20% discount. Limited time and availability. This course is all online and offers individualized feedback on your work. It runs for four weeks and begins the first Sunday of the month. You will have all week to complete your lessons and will not need to login at particular times during the week, but rather, when it is convenient to your schedule. Weekly deadlines are set by your instructor and are usually set Sunday evenings. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the week, as part of the comment and forum sections located on each lesson page.

$110.00$130.00
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Screenwriting I: Foundations, Characterization & Arc

Description

Screenwriting I is a creative lecture and individual workshop with an optional one on one pitch and critique session with Marc Lapadula, Yale professor in The Film Studies Program, award-winning playwright/screenwriter, and consultant for film producers, including New Line Films studio. In this foundational study of character development and scene framing, fiction and nonfiction writers will learn how to reshape their crafts for film, using award-winning film scripts and scenes from Winter's BoneWhat's Eating Gilbert Grape and Psycho. In this lecture workshop, you will begin new work and/or further explore existing work. Former students have written: (500) Days of Summer, The Hangover, Olympus Has Fallen, The Break Up, The Spectacular Now, The Fault in Our Stars, Anamorph, Expendables 3, and Bride Wars as well as several other highly successful and/or critically-acclaimed films.

$110.00
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Literary Matchmaking Workshop

Early Registration: $110     

Workshop Description: Prepare your fiction, nonfiction or poetry book manuscript for submission to agents and editors with Danielle Lanzet from Chris Calhoun Literary Agency. Danielle is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and she is ready to show you what agents and editors are looking for, the best tools for researching the perfect agent, how to write a query so agents and editors will sit up and take notice. This workshop is open to all book manuscripts including memoir, novel, short story collections and poetry.

Register for two or more workshops in the same order and receive a 20% discount. Limited time and availability. This course is all online and offers individualized feedback on your work. It runs for four weeks and begins the first Sunday of the month. You will have all week to complete your lessons and will not need to login at particular times during the week, but rather, when it is convenient to your schedule. Weekly deadlines are set by your instructor and are usually set Sunday evenings. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the week, as part of the comment and forum sections located on each lesson page.This course begins the first Sunday of the month. You will have all week to complete your coursework and will not need to login at particular times during the week, but rather, when it is convenient to your schedule. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the week, as part of our comment and forum sections.

$150.00$180.00
Literary Matchmaking: Finding the Right Agent, Manuscript Introductions, Synopses, Query Letters and the [Re]Search | April 2015
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Poetry & Song: The Art and Craft of Lyric Writing

Early Registration: $110     

Workshop Description: "Poetry & Song: The Art And Craft of Lyric Writing" is a creative writing workshop specifically geared towards helping songwriters and composers better develop their lyrics. In this 4-week workshop, participants can expect to be exposed to those fundamentals of poetry which prove most useful to the construction of lyrics for music.  A detailed examination of the functions and effects of metaphor will highlight some of the common ways in which poorly incorporated metaphors can ruin a lyric and render it cliche or uninteresting. We will also strive to understand where the rhythms of music and the rhythms of words intersect, and where they conflict. We will explore several ways of testing the effectiveness of a lyric, and strive to develop methods for problem-solving ineffective lyrics ourselves. This workshop is ideal for any songwriter and/or composer interested in improving their craft as a lyricist, and eager to apply some basic literary theory to their musical discipline. All ages, races, ability levels, and lifestyles are welcome. Each workshop participant can expect to receive detailed written feedback on 2-4 songs.

Register for two or more workshops in the same order and receive a 20% discount. Limited time and availability. This course is all online and offers individualized feedback on your work. It runs for four weeks and begins the first Sunday of the month. You will have all week to complete your lessons and will not need to login at particular times during the week, but rather, when it is convenient to your schedule. Weekly deadlines are set by your instructor and are usually set Sunday evenings. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the week, as part of the comment and forum sections located on each lesson page.

$110.00$130.00
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Mindfulness and Writing Workshop

Early Registration: $110     

Workshop Description: Stories live in the body and the present moment. In this course, we will both use writing as a way to check in more deeply with life and ourselves AND use mindfulness techniques as a way to drop deeper into our body narrative (breath awareness, body scans, how this can inform what we pen). By the end of the course youξwill create new work and have new tools for facilitating writing and drafts of poetry, fiction and/or personal essays.

Register for two or more workshops in the same order and receive a 20% discount. Limited time and availability. This course is all online and offers individualized feedback on your work. It runs for four weeks and begins the first Sunday of the month. You will have all week to complete your lessons and will not need to login at particular times during the week, but rather, when it is convenient to your schedule. Weekly deadlines are set by your instructor and are usually set Sunday evenings. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the week, as part of the comment and forum sections located on each lesson page.

$110.00$130.00
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Breaking Books II: How to Nail the Book Review

Early Registration: $110     

Workshop Description: All the cool writing workshops advise showing and not telling, getting rid of personal rhetoric, and not forcing images to do the work of narrative and vice versa. The fun part of book reviewing is that we get to break these rules all the time. Tired of limited omniscience? Consider the only creative genre that rewards your having a personal angle and something to preach about. Your reviews will be individually read and critiqued by an accomplished maverick.

Register for two or more workshops in the same order and receive a 20% discount. Limited time and availability. This course is all online and offers individualized feedback on your work. It runs for four weeks and begins the first Sunday of the month. You will have all week to complete your lessons and will not need to login at particular times during the week, but rather, when it is convenient to your schedule. Weekly deadlines are set by your instructor and are usually set Sunday evenings. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the week, as part of the comment and forum sections located on each lesson page.

$110.00$130.00
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