Writing Workshop: I Am (Not) a Real Writer with Kirsten Bakis

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Saturday, February 15, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Description

This a 6-week class meeting on Saturdays 10am-12pm from January 11 until February 15.

This is a 6-week version of Kirsten Bakis’ popular one-day class. “I am not a real writer” is what I hear most often from people who almost take a class, but don’t. This fiction writing intensive is for everyone who is concerned about having what it takes, whether the issue is “not being a writer,” “having no good ideas,” or anything else. No experience required. Through exploratory exercises, light readings and discussion, this class will help you find some of the stories that (spoiler alert!) are definitely hiding inside you.

Tickets for this 6-week course are $320.
Please sign up at
https://www.writerscenter.org/calendar/bakisnotwriterspring1/
Please note: the HVWC is a short, scenic train ride from NYC on Metro North’s Hudson line. We are located immediately at the Philipse Manor RR station. No car needed! Join us!

Instructor Kirsten Bakis‘s novel Lives of the Monster Dogs was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, won a Bram Stoker Award, was shortlisted for Britain’s prestigious Baily’s Prize, and has a band named after it. A special 20th anniversary edition came out in 2017, with an introduction by Jeff VanderMeer. Bakis is the recipient of a Whiting Award, a Michener/Copernicus Society of America grant, and a Teaching/Writing Fellowship from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She’s currently at work on a novel, is an editor-at-large for the literary journal Origins, and has been a member of the resident faculty at the Yale Summer Conference since it began. There’s a great essay in The Atlantic on The Lives of the Monster Dogs on the occasion of its 20th Anniversary.



Event Location and Ticket Information

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Hudson Valley Writers’ Center
300 Riverside Drive
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020
Times: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ticket pricing:

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- $320

Presenter: Hudson Valley Writers Center
Presenter Phone: 9143325953



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