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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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Hybrid: Crafting, Publishing & Promoting Hybrid Work

Early Registration: $110     

Workshop Description: Hybrid is the study of and creation of works with a structural and aesthetic emphasis on crossing boundaries: redaction, lyric essay, prose poetry, intermedia and more. Join us and push beyond the parameters and into the edges of literary while learning which editors and venues are looking for hybrid 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
Hybrid: Crafting, Publishing & Promoting Hybrid Work | April 2015
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Short Story III: Not What You Say: Tone Workshop

Early Registration: $110     

Workshop Description: The Tone workshop works at the level of word-choice and syntax to produce compelling and believable voices. Whether it's dialog or narration, this workshop focuses on the micro-mechanics of building the right tone - be it bitchy, noirish, haunting, or comical - for short fiction and novels. 4 weeks. 3 new fiction prose works written by you and individually read and critiqued by your peers and faculty. 

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 Strange: Fabulism, Surrealism and the Weird

Early Registration: $110     

Workshop Description: In this course we’ll explore three separate (although sometimes overlapping) modes of "un-realist" fiction – fabulism, surrealism, and the weird tale – both by reading the work of modern and contemporary authors who write about fantastical, outlandish, and impossible occurrences, and by writing stories of our own in these modes. 

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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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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Domestic Fabulism Workshop: Bringing the Fantastic to the Everyday

Early Registration: $110     

Workshop Description: Domestic fabulism contains fantasy elements in contemporary, everyday life. Closer to fantasy than realism, it sits somewhere between magic realism and fantasy. Writers known for their fabulism works are Kelly Link and Jeff Vandermeer. In this course, you will write four domestic fabulist stories in four weeks and receive personalized feedback 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$130.00
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Writing Identity in Short Fiction: Declaration

Early Registration: $110     

Workshop Description: Writing Identity in Short Fiction: Declaration is a 4 week course that asks the questions: What is identity and how does it manifest in our writing? How does one’s identity inform the creative process? And in what ways do we reach back to our beginnings to explain who we are, who we’ve become, and who we aspire to be? Are we what we write? Or do we write to proclaim who we are? During this course, you will be given writing prompts to examine identity as a theme in your writing. Each day, the class and I will critique these prompts and at the end of the week, you will choose one of the prompts to expand upon. This will become the foundation for a short story, a draft of which will be due at the end of the workshop. You will be given short reading assignments each week that will complement brief written lectures on identity as a feature of storytelling. Each student will have a one-on-one conference call with the instructor at the end of the workshop to discuss the short story draft. 

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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Magic Realism I Workshop

Early Registration: $110     

Workshop Description: Magic 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.

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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30 Stories in 30 Days Writing Workshop

Early Registration: $110     

Workshop Description: How do we discover stories?—authentic stories that are true to who we are, that explore the parts of the world that interest us and come out in forms that only we ourselves could have written? One answer: write quickly. The goal of this four-week workshop is to generate thirty stories in thirty days. To do this, we'll use daily writing prompts that draw on your personal history, the detritus of your day-to-day life, and most of all your unconscious mind to generate breakneck drafts that can form the germs of future longer stories. You'll be forced to collide ideas like only your brain can, and you'll commit them to paper very quickly—so quickly that your conscious mind won't have time to censor. We'll also spend time considering the elements that make up a story: what do you need, and what can you skip, for your very short story still to feel like a story? The course will emphasize generating raw work over polish, and we will be sharing a favorite work each week. These techniques will benefit writers of all genres, but the workshop is particularly geared toward fiction writers, screenwriters, and playwrights. 

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 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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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
Poetry I | June 2015
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Revision Strategies for Opening Old Poems

Early Registration: $110

Workshop Description: This workshop will focus on one of the more important skills in writing: revision. We will go beyond taking out a line or changing a word and focus on new angles for revision. We will give ourselves rules to force ourselves to be creative and break free again. Our pieces will focus on finding their best form and way of retelling what we want to say. 

$110.00$130.00
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Conflict Poetry

Early Registration: $110     

Workshop Description: Conflict Poetry is the study of and creation of poems with a focus on both external and internal conflict--i.e., war zones, domestic violence and more. 4 weeks. 4 new poems written by you. 

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
Conflict Poetry | April 2014

 

 

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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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Reimagining Plot: Experimenting with Form in Creative Nonfiction

Early Registration: $110     

Workshop Description: The Reimagining Plot workshop will introduce students to various forms and organizational approaches for creative nonfiction that break the rules of the traditional plot and narrative structures. Students will complete a combination of short writing exercises and three new complete works that will receive feedback from fellow classmates and the instructor. Each writing assignment will give students a chance to incorporate new narrative approaches into their work.

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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Modern Memoir Workshop

Early Registration: $110     

Workshop Description: The Modern Memoir Workshop is designed for those interested learning to blur the traditional boundaries of memoir in meaningful and fulfilling ways. Work from the familiar space of memory and experience, but practice freeing yourself from the constraints of genre in order create work with greater resonance. 

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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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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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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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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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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Hybrid: Crafting, Publishing & Promoting Hybrid Work

Early Registration: $110     

Workshop Description: Hybrid is the study of and creation of works with a structural and aesthetic emphasis on crossing boundaries: redaction, lyric essay, prose poetry, intermedia and more. Join us and push beyond the parameters and into the edges of literary while learning which editors and venues are looking for hybrid 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
Hybrid: Crafting, Publishing & Promoting Hybrid Work | April 2015
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Nature Writing Workshop: Poetry, Fiction and Essay

Early Registration: $110     

Workshop Description: This course explores how nature writing functions. The physical features of the Earth are some of the most inspirational presences in our lives. They evoke feelings of wonder. We form relationships with the landscape. Our cherished places can evolve from operating merely as a setting to becoming the most complex characters in our writing. This workshop is for writers who want to focus on writing about and through nature, as well as writers who are looking to strengthen their senses of place and landscape within their fiction, poetry and 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
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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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