Instructor: Jennifer Belle
This all-levels workshop provides an un-intimidating and concrete approach to the seemingly insurmountable task of writing a novel or memoir. We start in the middle, instead of the beginning, and build our books in short, manageable sections. Whether published writer, or beginner unsure how to start, this course will inspire you.
Jennifer Belle is the best-selling author of four novels, Going Down,High Maintenance, Little Stalker and The Seven Year Bitch, all of which were optioned for the screen. Stories and essays have appeared in many publications, including The New York Times Magazine and The Wall Street Journal. She has helped dozens of authors get published.
6 Mondays, May 13, 20, June 3, 10, 17, 24
Instructor: Charles Salzberg
Prepare your work for publication, whether memoir, personal essay, op-ed piece, magazine article, or nonfiction book. Techniques of narration, description, dialogue and structure discussed. Instructor’s approval required prior to registration. E-mail a 3-5 page writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charles Salzberg is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in GQ, New York magazine, Esquire, Redbook and the New York Times. He is author of more than 25 non-fiction books as well as the Shamus Award nominated Swann’s Last Song, the sequel, Swann Dives In, and his novel, Devil in the Hole, will be published in July 2013.
Instructor: Charles Salzberg
Whether memoir, personal essay, op-ed piece, magazine article, or nonfiction book. Techniques of narration, description, dialogue and structure discussed. Instructor’s approval required prior to registration. E-mail a 3-5 page writing sample to email@example.com.
Charles Salzberg is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Esquire, New York Magazine, GQ, Elle, Redbook, Ladies Home Journal, Good Housekeeping, The New York Times Arts and Leisure, The New York Times Book Review, The Los Angeles Times Book Review and various other publications. He is the author of From Set Shot to Slam Dunk, An Oral History of the NBA, and On A Clear Day They Could See Seventh Place, Baseball’s 10 Worst Teams of the Century (with George Robinson).
Instructor: Emma Pearse
The proposal, your first step to selling that book, is an art unto itself; structure, tone, and voice are imperative. We’ll prepare you and your proposal for the next fun step: lunch with agents. For more information, e-mail Emma at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Instructor Emma Pearse is an Australian journalist who has lived in New York for 12 years and counting. Her first book Sophie: The Incredible True Story of the Castaway Dog sold to US, UK and Australian publishers and is a bestseller in Australia.
Instructor: Laura Zinn Fromm
Both fiction and creative nonfiction involve strong story lines, memorable characters, careful narration, and lively dialogue. We will migrate between the two genres. You can submit essays, short stories, or sections of memoirs and novels with the goal of turning them into publishable prose. Instructor’s approval required prior to registering. E-mail a 3–5 page writing sample to email@example.com.
Instructor Laura Zinn Fromm is the author of the forthcoming In the Shadow of Lunacy and My Inner Fruitcake. A former editor at Business Week, she holds an MFA in fiction writing from Columbia University.
Thursdays, 12-2 p.m., May 2, 9, 23, 30; June 6, 13