What is the Writing and Storytelling Intensive Workshop?
The Writing and Storytelling Intensive Workshop is an interactive class for for people who want to tap into their creativity, express themselves, and tell the stories of their lives.
Is a workshop format right for me?
Maybe. The intensive workshop is for you if:
What if I'm less interested in writing and more interested in blogging, telling stories on stage at The Moth, giving a TED talk, or just talking and telling stories to my friends?
The principles of storytelling are universal, and apply equally in all genres. Our "Storytelling and Writing" class is perfect for anyone thinking about how to connect with an audience. It teaches you how to tell a story, not how to write a sentence.
Do I have to be a published author to apply?
No, but you will be encouraged to finish and polish pieces and submit them for publication.
I'm writing a memoir/novel/children's book/screenplay/nonfiction book/Broadway musical. Can I apply?
Yes. This workshop is for writers of all genres. You're welcome to workshop long works of nonfiction, fiction, children's literature, memoir, poetry, reportage, or interviews, as well as shorter pieces such as autobiographical essays, journalistic articles, and stories you're planning to tell at storytelling shows like The Moth.
What are the benefits of workshop classes?
They will help you blow through your resistance, improve your craft, and publish.
The weekly deadline will focus you, support you, and inspire you to produce your best work. Getting immediate feedback from other smart, thoughtful writers will help you improve quickly.
What should I do if I'm interested?
We’re limiting enrollment in this workshop to make sure everyone gets the attention and feedback they need, so if you feel called to developing your craft with us, sign up now and we'll reserve your space.
The New York Writers' Intensive
Jay Dixit writes for The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and Wired, and is former Senior Editor at Psychology Today. Jay is a graduate of Yale University, where he studied psychology and writing. He’s also the winner of The Moth StorySlam, a New York-based live stage storytelling competition, and h... view full bio