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The Novel Workshop

Brooklyn, NY October 16 - November 20 | Elizabeth Gaffney and Andrea Chapin

Novelists are often underserved by the typical workshop, which—while an excellent forum for considering the short story—does not always manage to accommodate discussions that pertain to larger-scale work: arc, plot, structure, shifts in voice or point of view, long-term character development.

This workshop is designed specifically for writers working on a novel and structured for writers at various stages of the writing process, from drafting, planning, outlining, and plotting, to revising, honing, and refining. Each class will focus on one craft topic and will deal with texts at both the micro and macro levels.

Course Schedule
Mondays, 6:30 - 9:00 pm
October 16 - November 20
6 sessions

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Elizabeth Gaffney is the author of the novels Metropolis and When the World Was Young (both Random House). Her work has also appeared in the Paris Review, the New York Times, A Public Space, Virginia Quarterly Review, Conjunctions, and many other publications. 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 the New School and has taught at Columbia University.

Andrea Chapin is the author of the novel The Tutor (Riverhead Books). She has been an editor at such magazines as the Paris Review, Conjunctions, and the Lincoln Center Theater Review. Her work has appeared in several anthologies, including The Honeymoon's Over: True Stories of Love, Marriage & Divorce (Warner Books), of which she was co-editor. She is a private book editor and teaches fiction writing at Drew University.
A Public Space
A Public Space

323 Dean Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States

Literary Magazine Celebration with Pigeon Pages

Brooklyn , NY Sunday, November 19 | 5:00 PM

Join A Public Space and Pigeon Pages in celebrating NYC literary magazines and the upcoming launch of the Pigeon Pages Journal!

The reading will feature writers who are the backbones of our local literary scene representing themselves and also the literary magazines they help shape and create: Rob Spillman (All Tomorrow's Parties) & Tin House, Kyle Lucia Wu & Joyland, Annabel Graham & No Tokens, our very own Associate Editor Melissa Ragsly, and Sarah Gerard (Sunshine State). This event is hosted by Alisson Wood and is free and open to the public. See more at the event's page here.
PowerHouse Arena
PowerHouse Arena

37 Main Street
Brooklyn , NY 11201
United States


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