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Elizabeth Gaffney

is the author of the novels Metropolis and When the World Was Young (both Random House). She was an editor for many years at the Paris Review, and is an editor at large at A Public Space. She teaches writing at New York University and has taught at Columbia University.

 

Workshop

Elizabeth Gaffney

Online

Tuesdays, September 8–December 15, 2020

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The Novel Workshop
This season’s online Novel Workshop is for writers with a substantially or fully complete draft of their novels. Each writer will have the opportunity to have their entire manuscript read and critiqued. As a parallel to close reading and line editing, class discussion will focus on elements of craft: arc, shape, characters, and plot development. The workshop will be limited to 10 writers; please note that in previous seasons this class has sold out.

In addition to a comprehensive critique of your manuscript, you will also receive an editorial letter from the instructor at the end of the workshop. Additionally, the workshop will offer an overview of the publishing industry; and detailed guidance on how to navigate the search for an agent and find the right publisher for your book.

Note: Manuscripts may be up to 400 pages—8.5 x 11 page, double-spaced, in 12-point font, with one-inch margins. For longer books, please contact managing editor Megan Cummins at megan@apublicspace.org

Course Schedule
Tuesdays, September 8–December 15 (skips November 3)
6:30–9:30 p.m. ET
14 sessions
Online on Zoom

Where are the classes and workshops located?

Currently, all Academy classes and workshops are held online on Zoom.


I registered but didn't receive a link. What do I do?

You will receive an email from .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) one week prior to the start date of the class with materials and a link to join the meeting. Please contact Megan Cummins if you don't receive this email.


Can I receive a recording of a past or upcoming workshop or class?

No. The only way to attend a workshop or Master Class is live.


Are scholarships available?

Scholarships are available for all Master Classes. We don't currently offer scholarships for workshops. To apply, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with the subject “Master Class Scholarship Application” and include 1) a short statement outlining your interest in this class, and how a scholarship would benefit you as a writer or a reader; and 2) a short bio. Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis.


Is closed captioning available?

Yes. Otter.ai live notes are available for all Master Classes, and on a case-by-case basis for workshops. (If you are signed up for a workshop, please discuss closed captioning with your instructor.) To view the notes, look for the red LIVE dropdown menu in the top left of your Zoom screen and select View Stream on Otter.ai.


The Master Class or workshop I want to join is sold out. Is there a waitlist?

Yes. Please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to be added to the waitlist for an upcoming Master Class or workshop.


I signed up for a class but can't make it. Can I be refunded?

We can offer full refunds if you cancel two weeks prior to the start date of the class. After that, before the start date of the class, we can offer a 50% refund. We cannot refund day-of cancellations, and we cannot refund or partially refund tuition once the class has begun. Please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to cancel your registration.


But I signed up for a class after the cut-off point for a full refund had passed. Can I still be eligible for a full refund?

No. Please be aware of our cancellation policy upon registration.


I'd like to transfer my registration to someone else. Is this possible?

Yes. Please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your enrollment in an Academy class, please let us know as soon as possible. We can only offer full refunds if you cancel two weeks prior to the start of class. After that, before the start date of class, we can offer a 50% refund. We cannot refund day-of cancellations, and we cannot refund or partially refund tuition once the class has begun.

If you purchased your class through CourseHorse, then our Refund & Cancellation policy applies to your purchase. If you are entitled to a refund, or have any questions, please visit the CourseHorse site and contact their customer service team.


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