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Malcolm Gladwell

Teaches Writing

Coming Spring 2018

Transform the ordinary

Ketchup. Crime. Quarterbacks. Thanks to Malcolm Gladwell, these ordinary subjects have helped millions of readers devour complex ideas like behavioral economics and performance prediction. Now, the renowned storyteller and best-selling author of Blink and The Tipping Point is teaching his craft online for the first time. Write stories that captivate by learning how Malcolm researches topics, crafts characters, and distills big ideas into simple, powerful narratives.


Learn Malcolm’s writing practices—including how he finds stories in unexpected places—through on-demand video lessons.


A downloadable workbook accompanies the class with lesson recaps, assignments, and supplemental materials.


Upload videos to get feedback from the class. Malcolm will also answer select student questions.



We offer full refunds up to 30 days after purchase.

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Take the class at your own pace and in your own time.

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When does the class start?

Malcolm's class is scheduled to begin in Spring 2018. Students who pre-enroll will receive early access to the class.

What does the enrollment fee include?

  • Access to every lesson in the class
  • A downloadable workbook with lesson recaps, takeaways, and assignments
  • Membership in an active community of engaged students (upload your own work, or provide feedback to your classmates)
  • Access to instructor feedback and answers in Office Hours
  • You can see more information about what the class includes at

What format does the class take?

MasterClass is an immersive online experience. The curriculum for each MasterClass is designed by the instructor. Each class includes extensive pre-recorded video content, a class workbook, interactive assignments, and community activities. The videos are viewable at any time, and they can be paused, fast-forwarded, and re-watched as many times as you'd like. In addition, many students utilize the class discussions below each video to share their thoughts, upload their work, and provide feedback on others' work.

How long is the class?

Malcolm teaches you his approach to writing in 20+ exclusive lessons.

Is the class live?

Malcolm’s class includes pre-recorded video lessons, which can be watched at any time. There will be opportunities to connect with your classmates in the community, which will happen in real-time. We'll announce any community activities to students in advance as they happen.

Can I download the videos?

No, the videos are not downloadable - but they are available in your account, ready for viewing (and re-watching) at any time.

Will Malcolm see my work?

We do not guarantee critiques from Malcolm. Periodically, we may have opportunities for students to submit work to Malcolm. As those opportunities arise students will be notified and given directions on how to submit their work. MasterClass does not accept unsolicited work.

How do I contact MasterClass?

Send us an email at and we'll be happy to help.

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Malcolm Gladwell

Teaches Writing