Wednesday, October 16, 2019
10:15 am - 12:15 pm
This a 6-week class meeting Wednesdays 10:15am-12:15pm from September 11th-October 16th.
How long have you been saying you want to write a book? How much longer do you have to wait? Whether you have a partial draft, or just an idea and the desire to write, this class can help you reach that goal. In-class work will hone specific skills such as dialogue, scene construction, plot and structure; generative exercises will help you reconnect with your sense of creative play; deadlines and serious critique will keep you on track throughout the year. The goal is a solid draft, with the instructor and fellow writers supporting and cheering you along the way.
Tickets for this 6 week session are $320. Please register at
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.
**NYC writers: the HVWC is a short, scenic train ride on Metro North’s Hudson line. We are located immediately at the Philipse Manor RR station. No car needed! Join us!
Event Location and Ticket Information
Hudson Valley Writers’ Center
300 Riverside Drive
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Times: 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
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Presenter: Hudson Valley Writers Center
Presenter Phone: 9143325953