Beyond the First Draft


Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - Wednesday, May 27, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


You have finished the first draft of your short story or novel chapter. What do you do now to take it to the next level? This workshop will offer practical advice to help you revise your work. We will focus on identifying the essence of your fiction, reviewing the narrative for its ups and downs, and analyzing and fixing problems with voice, character, dialogue, and setting. Everybody will have the opportunity to receive written and oral feedback on their work from members of the workshop. The group will also read accomplished writers to study their craft as well as their practical suggestions.

6 Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., 4/21/2015–5/27/2015

Sergio Troncoso

SERGIO TRONCOSO is the author of From This Wicked Patch of Dust, which Kirkus Reviews called “an engaging literary achievement” in a starred review. The novel won the Southwest Book Award and was selected by Kirkus as one of the Best of 2012. Troncoso also wroteCrossing Borders: Personal Essays, which won the Bronze Award for Essays from ForeWord Reviews. He is also the author of The Nature of Truth and The Last Tortilla and Other Stories, which won the Premio Aztlan Literary Prize. In 2012, he was inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters. Troncoso co-edited Our Lost Border: Essays on Life amid the Narco-Violence in 2013. He is a resident faculty member of the Yale Writers’ Conference.

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HVWC in Sleepy Hollow
300 Riverside Drive
Sleepy Hollow, New York 10591
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Times: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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$295.00 - Members
$320.00 - Non-Members

Presenter: Sergio Troncosco
Presenter Phone: (914) 332-5953

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