The Loft's Novel Writing Project 2023—Online Cohort

Open Seats


Regular $7,500.00
Member $7,440.00
January 31, 2023 - December 12, 2023
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Online—Live Meeting
Number of Sessions
Day of the Week
Tuesday Saturday
YLWP Novel Peter Geye Rectangle

Your novel, from first word to last and on to market.

One year is plenty of time to write a novel. That’s the first lesson of this year-long course. The hundred other lessons that follow will take into account everything from how to begin to how to end, and what to do with your novel once you’ve finished. Please see the special Novel Writing Project page on the Loft's website for further information including schedule and syllabus.

This is our online cohort; we will meet via Zoom for all cohort meetings for the entire year. Please consider registering for this option if you are not local to the Twin Cities, or you'd simply prefer the convenience of never having to leave your home or favorite coffee shop while working on your novel project. Your public reading in 2024 will also be virtual.

One-on-one mentor meetings with Peter Geye will be held over the course of the year, live online via Zoom. These include one introductory meeting before the program kicks off in January, and one manuscript consultation session with Peter after the program concludes (and you submit your final manuscript) in December.

Your program orientation meeting is scheduled to take place Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at 6pm via Zoom; log-in information is provided in your confirmation email.

Your final public reading will be online on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, at 7pm. Log-in information will be communicated at the end of your program year.