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The Novel Workshop


January 22 – April 2 A Public Space, 323 Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

**This workshop is sold out. If you'd like to be added to the waitlist, please email with "Novel Workshop" in the subject line.**

Elizabeth Gaffney returns to teach a winter/spring Novel Workshop at A Public Space.

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
Alternate Mondays, 6:30 - 9:00 pm
January 22, February 5, February 19, March 5, March 19, April 2
6 sessions


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.

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