The Novel Workshop

Brooklyn, NY July 10 - August 14 | Elizabeth Gaffney and Andrea Chapin

A Public Space
323 Dean Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11217

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
July 10 - August 14
6 sessions

$650
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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 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 has taught at the New School and 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 taught fiction writing workshops at NYU’s School for Professional Studies for over ten years.

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