Class
Notebook to Manuscript

Price
Regular $420.00
Member $378.00
Low Income $294.00
Date
January 28, 2020-April 14, 2020
Time
10 a.m.-Noon
Genre
Multigenre
Family
Adult
Level
Intermediate
Location
Open Book-Loft Classroom
Number of Sessions
12
Day of the Week
Tuesday
Duration
12 Week
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Perhaps you are a writer who stores source material in notebooks or journals. Or perhaps you've collected files & notes—print or digital—documenting your experience. Or maybe you've written in journals for the sheer joy of playing in language. Over time, this work accumulates.

This class is for writers like you who have a storehouse of such writing and now want to transform it into a manuscript. Inspired by writers like Annie Dillard, who found her way out of writing difficulties through her writer's journal, and Emerson, who devised an indexing system for his, this class charts a course from source material to manuscript. Designed as a focused lab, the class includes exercises for identifying suitable material & crafting it into drafts of poems, CNF, or fiction. Through a layered feedback & workshop process, students clarify a project, begin drafts & devise a workable plan to complete it.

Small copy fee.