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The BCAE writing program offers amazing classes in both fiction and nonfiction. Hone your creative writing skills with poetry or playwriting, or learn to write a novel. Master nonfiction styles with classes in travel writing, personal essay, and fashion writing. With Boston's best teachers, the BCAE has the writing class for you!.

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Blogging is about much more than having an idea. In this class, we'll discuss what sorts of ideas make good, sustainable material for a successful blog, what tools you'll need to get started, and how to maintain it. We'll also discuss the sorts of things that can help promote your blog and how you can make your blog work for you!

Tuition: $139.00

Member Cost: $119.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM; 4 sessions; starting 5/31/2017, ending 6/21/2017

Instructor : Victoria Kichuk 

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Do you have a great idea for a screenplay, but need guidance on how to develop it? Are you writing a screenplay, but finding that after a compelling first act, the rest is an uphill battle? Janice Pieroni, movie industry veteran, will discuss key elements of successful screenwriting, starting with the aspect of the process that is most overlooked: devoting time to come up with a strong idea! Other important screenwriting topics that will be addressed include: character development, story structure, dialogue, genre, themes, subplots, and motifs. In addition, Janice will touch on industry trends.  

Tuition: $69.00

Member Cost: $59.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Schedule : Sat 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM; 1 session on 06/03/2017

Instructor : Janice Pieroni 

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Do you have an open mind, a taste for adventure, and an ability to capture your experiences in prose? You may just be able to travel the world and get paid for it! Join The Boston Globe’s David Abel for a crash course in getting your pieces published. You’ll learn how travel editors think, how to pitch stories, what you need to do to prepare, and how to carry out an assignment. There are story ideas around every corner, you just have to learn where to look.

Tuition: $85.00

Member Cost: $69.00

Materials Cost: $6.00

Schedule : Mon 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 06/05/2017

Instructor : David Abel 

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This intensive workshop offers variety of tips and techniques designed to make your writing clearer, tighter, and brighter. We'll cover everything from avoiding ambiguity to reducing wordiness to engaging with your readers. We'll practice what we've learned with writing and editing exercises, and you'll leave with handouts for future reference. While geared to a professional audience, workshop content applies to creative writers and beginning journalists as well. Please bring a notebook and pen--or, if you prefer, a laptop or tablet computer--to use in class. Bring a beverage and, if you’d like, your lunch.      

Tuition: $65.00

Member Cost: $55.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Schedule : Sat 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM; 1 session on 06/17/2017

Instructor : Anne Stuart 

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You've written an amazing poem, story, or collection of writing, but you have no idea what to call it. This seminar focuses on tips and tricks for how to name your work once you've made it using examples of titles from all areas of literature and art. Discussion to include what work titles do for both author and audience and how to strike a balance that best serves what you've written.

Tuition: $55.00

Member Cost: $45.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Schedule : Tue 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM; 1 session on 06/20/2017

Instructor : Emily O'Neill 

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Place plays a role in nearly every type of writing, from drama to fiction to poems to memoir to narrative nonfiction. In this workshop, we’ll discuss examples of how different writers have made use of place—including homes, workplaces, schools, towns, cities, regions, and even imaginary or historical locations. Then we’ll undertake some easy exercises designed to generate new writing about place that you can incorporate into your own work. You’ll leave with resources for future reference.      

Tuition: $65.00

Member Cost: $55.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Schedule : Sat 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM; 1 session on 06/24/2017

Instructor : Anne Stuart 

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You've been writing, workshopping, and revising until you have polished drafts you want the world to see, but where to start? This seminar will focus on what it takes to get you work in front of editors at literary magazines, into the hands of agents, and beyond! Learn to write a cover letter and a publishing bio, how to stay oragnized and persistent without burning out, and what to do with the disappointment of rejection. Leave with a strong handle on the do's and don't's of earning bylines in the literary world. Ample time for Q & A.

Tuition: $55.00

Member Cost: $45.00

Materials Cost: $0.00

Schedule : Tue 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM; 1 session on 06/27/2017

Instructor : Emily O'Neill 

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