Year of Your Book: Fiction with Jonathan Vatner (via Zoom)


Thursday, October 14, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


This is a 6-week class meeting Thursdays 6:30 – 8:30pm, starting Thursday, September 2 and ending on October 7. This class will be taught online via Zoom. Login details will be sent via email from the instructor a few days before class begins. Class needs 4 students to run, with a maximum enrollment of 8 students. Please email [email protected] with questions.
How long have you been saying you want to write a book? Let 2021 be the year you do it! Whether you have a partial draft, or just an idea and the desire to write, this class can help you put that “book in your head” onto the page. We will craft outlines and discuss structure, then address the mechanics of fiction during in-depth, sensitive critiques of your work. Generative exercises will challenge you to experiment with new voices and forms, and our community of writers will help you stick to your goals. With steady effort, you can finish that first draft by this time next year.

Jonathan Vatner is the author of the 2019 novel Carnegie Hill, praised by People magazine, Town & Country, and the New York Post. He is an award-winning journalist who has written for The New York TimesO, The Oprah Magazine, and Poets & Writers, and is the managing editor of Hue, the magazine of the Fashion Institute of Technology. He holds an MFA in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College and a BA in cognitive neuroscience from Harvard University, and he teaches fiction writing at New York University. His second novel, The Bridesmaids Union, is forthcoming from St. Martin’s Press in June 2022. He lives in Yonkers, NY, with his husband and cats.
Scholarships are available through a short application on HVWC’s website.
Registration for this 6week series is $320. Please register at

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Date: Thursday, October 14, 2021
Times: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Presenter: Hudson Valley Writers Center
Presenter Phone: 9143325953

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