Wednesday, September 30, 2020
10:15 am - 12:15 pm
This a 6-week class meeting Wednesdays 10:15am-12:15pm starting Wednesday September 16 and ending on October 21 (with a makeup date of October 28). This class will be taught online via Zoom.
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.
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. The Atlantic featured The Lives of the Monster Dogs on the occasion of its 20th Anniversary.
Event Location and Ticket Information
Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Times: 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
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Presenter: Hudson Valley Writers Center
Presenter Phone: 9143325953