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Daniel Handler

is the author of seven novels, including Why We Broke Up, All the Dirty Parts, and Bottle Grove. As Lemony Snicket, he is the author of A Series of Unfortunate Events and All the Wrong Questions, among others. His play Imaginary Comforts was produced last year at Berkeley Repertory Theater, and his work on the television adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events was awarded both the Peabody and Writers Guild of America Awards. He lives in San Francisco with the illustrator Lisa Brown, to whom he is married, and their kid.

 

Master Class

Daniel Handler

Brooklyn, NY

Thursday, October 24, 2019

This class has already happened.


Readiing Like a Writer

At times it may feel as if there is a high, well-guarded wall between your own work and the literature you admire. Inspiration can be diffuse and intimidating, rather than the practical scaffold for which we’re often hungry. This class will focus on reading like a writer, rather than a student or critic or fan—the better to use the literature we love for our own purposes. We’ll examine the idea of a center of gravity in a sentence, a passage, even an entire book—and use that idea as a focus for exploration and exercise, towards the idea of connecting our own projects with the literature we find important.

Please note this class is for ages 18+

Course Schedule
Thursday, October 24
6:30–9:30 p.m.
1 session

Where are the classes and workshops located?

Currently, all Academy classes and workshops are held online on Zoom.


I registered but didn't receive a link. What do I do?

You will receive an email from .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) one week prior to the start date of the class with materials and a link to join the meeting. Please contact Megan Cummins if you don't receive this email.


Can I receive a recording of a past or upcoming workshop or class?

No. The only way to attend a workshop or Master Class is live.


Are scholarships available?

Scholarships are available for all Master Classes. We don't currently offer scholarships for workshops. To apply, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with the subject “Master Class Scholarship Application” and include 1) a short statement outlining your interest in this class, and how a scholarship would benefit you as a writer or a reader; and 2) a short bio. Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis.


Is closed captioning available?

Yes. Otter.ai live notes are available for all Master Classes, and on a case-by-case basis for workshops. (If you are signed up for a workshop, please discuss closed captioning with your instructor.) To view the notes, look for the red LIVE dropdown menu in the top left of your Zoom screen and select View Stream on Otter.ai.


The Master Class or workshop I want to join is sold out. Is there a waitlist?

Yes. Please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to be added to the waitlist for an upcoming Master Class or workshop.


I signed up for a class but can't make it. Can I be refunded?

We can offer full refunds if you cancel two weeks prior to the start date of the class. After that, before the start date of the class, we can offer a 50% refund. We cannot refund day-of cancellations, and we cannot refund or partially refund tuition once the class has begun. Please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to cancel your registration.


But I signed up for a class after the cut-off point for a full refund had passed. Can I still be eligible for a full refund?

No. Please be aware of our cancellation policy upon registration.


I'd like to transfer my registration to someone else. Is this possible?

Yes. Please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your enrollment in an Academy class, please let us know as soon as possible. We can only offer full refunds if you cancel two weeks prior to the start of class. After that, before the start date of class, we can offer a 50% refund. We cannot refund day-of cancellations, and we cannot refund or partially refund tuition once the class has begun.

If you purchased your class through CourseHorse, then our Refund & Cancellation policy applies to your purchase. If you are entitled to a refund, or have any questions, please visit the CourseHorse site and contact their customer service team.


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