Workshop of Pure Critique


Thursday, March 5, 2015 - Thursday, April 23, 2015
9:30 am - 12:00 pm


Whether writing in a garret, ivory tower, or a fever pitch of blind faith, at some point a writer needs to see other people, preferably equally deranged. For people writing fiction or nonfiction who need regular, astute feedback on ongoing projects of any length, this class provides that hothouse work environment. We’re going to put our manuscripts on the table and ask what works, what seems less effective, and why? Are there several narrative possibilities to the draft? Is the writer’s aim inchoate or focused? Are the form, structure, and pace helping or hindering the essential goal of the narrative?

8 Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 3/05/2015–4/23/2015

Please note that this is an 8 week class. Due to popular demand, this class is two and a half hours

Peter Bricklebank

Peter Bricklebank has published fiction in such journals as The American Voice, Carolina Quarterly, Mid-American Review, Kansas Quarterly, Confrontation, Fiction, and nonfiction in The New York Times Book Review, the American Book Review, The Chicago Tribune. His chapter on writing essay and memoir appears in The Portable MFA(Writers Digest Books), and his latest nonfiction appears in the inaugural issue of Two Bridges Review ( has received a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in fiction and been a panelist for the BRIO awards for the Bronx Council of the Arts He has taught private writing workshops in NYC and in Oaxaca and Morelia (Mexico) and at New York University and elsewhere, including a year as Nonfiction writer-in-residence at Central Connecticut State University.He taught fiction and nonfiction at Bar-Ilan University in Israel in summer 2012 and taught at the Festival of Writers, Rensselaerville, New York in August 2013. As well as at HVWC, he currently teaches in the online graduate program of National University and the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence.

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

Date: Thursday, March 5, 2015 - Thursday, April 23, 2015
Times: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

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$460 - Members
$485 - Non-Members

Presenter: Peter Bricklebank
Presenter Phone: (914) 332-5953

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