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Fiona McCrae

is the publisher and director of Graywolf Press. Eula Biss, Anna Burns, Ilya Kaminsky, Jessica Francis Kane, Paul Lisicky, Carmen Maria Machado, Claudia Rankine, Jess Row, Danez Smith, Tracy K. Smith, Layli Long Soldier, and Esmé Weijun Wang are among the authors they have published in recent years. (Graywolf also partnered with A Public Space to publish books by Jamel Brinkley, John Haskell, Sara Majka, and Dorthe Nors.) Fiona McCrae will be joined by Chantz Erolin, Graywolf’s inaugural Citizen Literary Fellow and now a part of their editorial staff.

 

Master Class

Fiona McCrae & Chantz Erolin

Brooklyn, NY

Thursday, November 21, 2019

This class has already happened.


On Editing

How does an editor work with a writer? What are the unique perspectives and insights each of us has to offer, and how do they inform our work as editors? How as an editor can you help to shape and contribute to the literary world? In this special Master Class, acclaimed editor Fiona McCrae from Graywolf Press leads an in-depth, behind-the-scenes exploration of an editor’s work—from acquiring a manuscript through to publishing the book. We’ll discuss the writer-editor relationship, and look at specific examples of editorial notes and conversations with Graywolf authors.

This is a very special opportunity to learn from one of the leading figures in independent publishing. For anyone interested in a career as an editor. And for any writers interested in understanding how an editor can elevate and support your own work.


Course Schedule
Thursday, November 21
6:30 - 9:30 pm
1 session

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?

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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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