8-Week: Intermediate Novel Workshop (Zoom)

$325.00 Members
$355.00 Non-members

In this course we'll learn and discuss the significance of the framework of a novel itself—the idea of the novel as a house and what embodies each room, each piece of furniture within each room, and what these spaces hold in reference to the novel form. We’ll dissect and consider scene, tension, character development, and pace by exploring nontraditional ways of organizing and building plot. We’ll also read and discuss craft that helps prepare emotional mastery, connecting the inner and outer journey, and dialogue. This is an examination of the novel as an entity itself and how to use non-traditional tools to build or remodel your best novel. We’ll get to know each other’s work by reading, discussing, and workshopping parts of our own novels or novels-in-progress.

This workshop will be feedback and critique intensive, including written and verbal critique from your instructor and peers. Short lectures and discussion of craft are included, and there may be short in-class writing assignments. Writers will receive written feedback from their peers a few days before the workshop is to take place in order to create a more advanced discussion.

Required Text:
Jazz, by Toni Morrison

Prerequisite: Introductory class or instructor's permission. Students must have workshop experience as this will be a challenging but fun environment. Students are expected to provide feedback on work submitted as well as have experience with receiving critique in a workshop experience. Please send a brief writing sample (three to five pages) to [email protected]

Instructor: Jacinda Townsend Learn More


Oct 28, 2021 6:30pm - 8:30pmNov 04, 2021 6:30pm - 8:30pmNov 11, 2021 6:30pm - 8:30pmNov 18, 2021 6:30pm - 8:30pmNov 25, 2021 6:30pm - 8:30pmDec 02, 2021 6:30pm - 8:30pmDec 09, 2021 6:30pm - 8:30pmDec 16, 2021 6:30pm - 8:30pmDec 23, 2021 6:30pm - 8:30pm