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Courting the Muse: Writing Workshop

Class Info

Instructors: Lucy Wang
Class Date: Thursdays, 6-9pm ET; March 21 - May 23
Maximum Students: 10

AST: 7pm-10pm
EST: 6pm-9pm 
CST: 5pm-8pm 
MST: 4pm-7pm
PST: 3pm-6pm
AKST: 2pm-5pm
HST: 1pm-4pm


Class Summary

Inspiration is all around us, but we need to take notice. When the magical ideas come knocking, we must be ready to open the door and say yes. There are many great stories in search of a writer, and many writers who are contemplating their next great story.

Beginning a new play and facing a blank page can seem daunting, especially in these troubling times.  Where to start? How to focus? With a character? A sound? An image? The title? A line of dialogue? Theme? A persistent memory? The headlines? Our favorite foods? Let’s explore all these paths to our creativity and more.

The Muse works in mysterious ways. We don’t always know when an idea will take strong root and grow within us – so let’s embark on this adventure together.


Class Requirements

Students should be willing to explore new ideas and approaches to writing and write each week. This class is not for working on an existing completed play. 


Class Expectations 

Students should be prepared to share pages during class and give/receive open and empathetic feedback with each other and with the instructor.  


Class Outcome

Students will emerge with numerous ways to tap into their creativity as well as concrete ideas for and possible drafts of new work.


  • Refunds

    The Dramatists Guild does not provide refunds; however, it is possible to receive credit towards a future course instead. Please email for more information.

    Unfortunately, DG is unable to offer financial aid at this time.

  • Financial Aid

    Unfortunately, at this time financial aid is not available.

  • Instructors and Community

    The faculty at the Dramatists Guild is comprised of some of the country’s leading playwrights, songwriters, educators, and industry professionals. Please be aware that instructors are subject to change prior to the start of the semester. In the unlikely event that such a change does occur, all DG students will be notified as soon as possible.

    The Dramatists Guild endeavors to create a safe space in which all students feel encouraged to participate as freely and confidently as possible. Although we generally try to group students by skill level, writers from a variety of backgrounds will inevitably be in class together. Students are expected to be inclusive, communicative, and welcoming to one another, regardless of previous writing experience.

    All students should arrive on time to class, disengage from electronic media (other than the Zoom platform upon which the class is taking place), and remain present for the entire class period. Please note that the Guild is unable to record any courses. If you are unable to attend a class, it is your responsibility to contact your instructor, in advance of your planned absence, in order to coordinate a sufficient make-up strategy.

  • Class Sizes

    Unless otherwise noted, all foundation classes have a maximum of 14-15 students and all writing workshops (including specialty writing workshops) have a maximum of 10 students. 

    The number of students in each course is limited in order to ensure that every participant has a meaningful classroom experience.

  • Contact Us

    Feel free to email us at, or call the Guild office at (212) 398-9366.