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It is never too early to start your memoir.  By reminiscing out loud in class, answering provocative and probing questions, and participating in group conversations to be recorded,and completing assignments each week, students will begin the process of organizing and presenting their life stories in writing.  At the end of the six-week course, students will have the start of a full memoir.  Students from prior classes are welcome as we will be exploring new questions.  

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; 6 sessions; starting 3/21/2017, ending 5/2/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 4/11/2017)

Tuition: $180.00

Location : Westchester Reform Temple Location : 
  Westchester Reform Temple.

Instructor : Nancy Kessler 



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When something is important, we are advised to “put it in writing.” What could be more important than the stories of your life? This class will help you find them, write them, and share them – for posterity, for your soul, or possibly for publication. Through prompts and discussions, you’ll be inspired to relive important life moments and set them into polished prose. Come to class prepared to share your stories and learn from “workshopping” with your classmates. All writers are welcome. 

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; 6 sessions; starting 3/21/2017, ending 5/2/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 4/11/2017)

Tuition: $180.00

Location : Scarsdale High School Location : 
  Scarsdale High School.

Instructor : Andrea Atkins 



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This one-session class will demystify how the film industry really works.  Learn what movie executives demand in a winning screenplay and how to get your script sold and produced.  Class will cover writing query letters, synopses, one-sheets, and practice pitch sessions.  

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM; starting 4/4/2017, ending 4/4/2017

Tuition: $40.00

Location : Scarsdale High School Location : 
  Scarsdale High School.

Instructor : Susan Kouguell 



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Do you have an idea for a screenplay and are ready to take the next step?  This six-week class will help guide you to getting your ideas onto the page.  Whether you are writing a comedy or a drama, hands-on tools will focus on honing in and dramatizing ideas, creating compelling characters and dialogue, implementing the 3-act structure, visual storytelling, and more.  We will discuss sections of published screenplays and films as you learn the inside secrets about what movie executives demand in a winning screenplay.  By the end of the class, you will complete a two-page treatment from which you can write your screenplay.  

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 7:15 PM - 9:15 PM; 6 sessions; starting 5/11/2017, ending 6/15/2017

Tuition: $180.00

Location : Scarsdale High School Location : 
  Scarsdale High School.

Instructor : Susan Kouguell 



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It is never too early to start your memoir.  By reminiscing out loud in class, answering provocative and probing questions, and participating in group conversations to be recorded,and completing assignments each week, students will begin the process of organizing and presenting their life stories in writing.  At the end of the six-week course, students will have the start of a full memoir.  Students from prior classes are welcome as we will be exploring new questions.  

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM; 6 sessions; starting 5/16/2017, ending 6/20/2017

Tuition: $180.00

Location : Scarsdale Public Library Location : 
  Scarsdale Public Library.

Instructor : Nancy Kessler 



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Learn the ins and outs of grant writing!  Find out where to look for money and how to request what you need.  Explore the different parts of a grant from the initial letter of inquiry to reporting grant results.  Topics to be covered include: prospect research; organization needs; proposal descriptions; identifying problems/needs to be addressed; goals and outcomes; and budgets.  Whether you need help with honing your organization’s mission statement or need to refresh your writing, this course will help you become a better grant writer with clear, concise messaging and strong, persuasive writing.  Good grant writing requires not only skill in prose but also a fundamental understanding of the nonprofit world and certain techniques of writing a solid proposal.  You will leave the course with sample writing statements for your organization and sample budgets.  

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM; starting 7/13/2017, ending 7/13/2017

Tuition: $75.00

Location : Westchester Reform Temple Location : 
  Westchester Reform Temple.

Instructor : Sarah Miller Desimini 



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