Hey folks! The Writing Pad
folks are once again extending a 15% discount for FC members who sign up for their classes. See below for what they have coming up.
Writing Pad’s LA, SF, and Online podcasting and radio storytelling courses start next week w/ This American Life’s Elna Baker, 99% Invisible Alum Sam Greenspan, Snap Judgment’s Eliza Smith, and Unfictional’s Bob Carlson. Friends of Freelance Cafe get a discount.
15% off the class by using the code FREELANCE.
STORYTELLING ONLINE—STARTS NEXT THURS. 5/18
Elna Baker is a Producer and Story Scout on This American Life. She has been on TAL 9 times, she pitches Ira Glass stories every week and has won 8 Moth Story SLAMS! Elna knows what This American Life and The Moth consider to be a worthy story and what their specific format is. If your dream is to create stories for top podcasts/radio shows, this the perfect class for you! Finish 2 stage ready or radio ready stories in class.
STORYTELLING ONLINE 7 WK w/ Elna Baker (Producer and Story Scout, This American Life)
May 18, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, July 13 (7 Thurs. nights) 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. PST, Online
RADIO STORYTELLING CLASS IN SAN FRANCISCO–STARTS NEXT SUN. 5/21
Eliza Smith is a producer of Snap Judgment who got her start with the Kitchen Sisters. In this class, Eliza shares the Snap Judgment guidelines, themes and helps you craft a pro radio story. On the last class, you record your story at Snap Judgment studios and get a professionally recorded clip from Eliza. 10 students have gotten on the radio and have been paid from this class!
RADIO STORYTELLING 5 WK w/ Eliza Smith (Snap Judgment, NPR)
May 21, June 4, 11, 25, July 9 (4 Sun., 1 recording session),6:30–9:30 p.m.
RADIO STORYTELLING CLASS IN LOS ANGELES—STARTS SUN. 6/11
Bob Carlson is the host and producer of Unfictional on KCRW. In this class, Bob shares the Unfictional guidelines, themes and helps you craft a pro radio story. On the last class, you record your story at KCRW and get a professionally recorded clip. Because of this class, 9 students have gotten on Unfictional and 1 got on All Things Considered. Our latest student success is Caitlin Biljan: http://kcrw.co/2orFMUv
RADIO STORYTELLING 5 WK w/ Bob Carlson (Producer, Host, KCRW’s Unfictional)
June 11, July 9, 16, 23, 30 (4 Sun. nights, 1 recording session), 6:00-9:00 p.m., Westwood
PODCASTING CLASS IN SAN FRANCISCO–STARTS WED. 6/28
Sam has been a producer and reporter at 99% Invisible since the early days and a long-time NPR Vet. He is now starting his own super-secret podcast. Sam will help you conceive, develop & produce an outline for your podcast & record a teaser. He will teach you interviewing techniques, sound editing, using music, archival material +more. Class includes a recording session at a professional studio.
PODCASTING 5 WK w/ Sam Greenspan (99% Invisible)
June 28, July 12, 19, 26, Aug. 9 (5 Wed. nights), 7:00pm-10pm, SF