Friday, January 16, 2015 - Friday, February 20, 2015
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
How long have you been saying that you want to write a book? How much longer do you have to wait? This series of classes begins at the start of 2015, when the New Year inspires serious resolutions. A combination of in-class writing, creative play and exploration, serious critique, deadlines, and mutual support, the goal is a solid draft (and celebration of your accomplishment) by the end of the year. Participants can go the distance, but the class is designed to accommodate ebb and flow according to where you are in the process.
Round Table & Launch Party
Saturday, 1/10/2015 4–10 p.m.
This is a free round table discussion for all genres followed by the launch party. Please see the event page here for more information.
SECTION ONE: YOUR BOOK’S JOURNEY BEGINS!
1/16/2015–2/20/2015, 6 Fridays, 1–3 p.m.
This is part 1 of a 6 section year-long course. This class is capped at 9 students
SECTION TWO: YOUR BOOK’S BASIC BUILDING BLOCKS, PART I
3/06/2015–4/10/2015, 6 Fridays, 1–3 p.m.
This is part 2 of a 6 section year-long course.
SECTION THREE: YOUR BOOK’S BASIC BUILDING BLOCKS, PART II
4/24/2015–5/29/2015, 6 Fridays, 1–3 p.m.
This is part 3 of a 6 section year-long course.
SECTION FOUR: SUMMER PROGRESS
7/10/2015–7/11/2015, 2 days, 12–4 p.m.
This is part 4 of a 6 section year-long course. Please note that these dates are tentative and will be confirmed as summer session approaches.
SECTION FIVE: GETTING THE HOUSE IN ORDER
9/25/2015–10/30/2015, 6 Fridays, 1–3 p.m.
This is part 5 of a 6 section year-long course.
SECTION SIX: SHARING YOUR WORK IN THE WORLD
11/13/2015–12/18/2015, 6 Fridays, 1–3 p.m.
This is part 6 of a 6 section year-long course.
These courses may be taken altogether or à la carte.
Karen Engelmann studied art at the University of Iowa, going on to a career in Sweden and NYC as an illustrator/designer. She published four books between 1997 and 2000 and in 2009 received an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. Her thesis project, The Stockholm Octavo, was published by Ecco/HarperCollins in 2012. The novel received starred reviews in Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews.Additionally, it was selected as a New York Times Editor’s Choice, has been translated into 14 languages, and won a Washington Irving Book Award for fiction in 2013. Her writing has also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Powell’s, the Broad Street journal and in other online publications. She was named a Walter E. Dakin Fellow at the 2014 Sewanee Writer’s Conference.
Event Location and Ticket Information
HVWC in Sleepy Hollow
300 Riverside Drive
Sleepy Hollow, New York 10591
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Date: Friday, January 16, 2015 - Friday, February 20, 2015
Times: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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$295 - Members
$320 - Non-Members
Presenter: Karen Engelmann
Presenter Phone: (914) 332-5953