Class
Novel Openings: The First Five Pages

Price
Regular $234.00
Member $210.60
Low Income $163.80
Date
June 17, 2020-July 29, 2020
Genre
Fiction
Family
Adult
Level
Open to All Levels
Location
Online—Flex Schedule
Number of Sessions
6
Day of the Week
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Duration
6 Week
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In this course, we will examine how novel openings work, how they teach the reader how to read the novel, set up the novel’s metaphors, introduce characters and plot, and, most importantly, hook the reader and keep them reading. You’ll read and discuss several novel openings while also writing your own. We’ll read excerpts from novelists such as Denis Johnson, E.L. Doctorow, Robert Penn Warren, Zadie Smith, and Jenny Offill. The hope is that we can get you through those first five pages and onto the next five hundred. Live chats will be scheduled on Wednesdays.