Novel Writing Project Specifics

Novel Writing Project Specifics

Cohort Meetings

Project participants will meet as a class and cohort for two twelve-week terms, one in the winter/spring and one in the fall/winter. The Winter/Spring meetings will take place Thursdays 6–9 p.m. from January 23–April 30, 2020 (no class Jan 30, Feb 13, or Apr 16). The Fall/Winter meetings will take place Thursdays 6–9 p.m., September 17–December 17, 2020 (no class November 26). We will also meet three times during the summer on three Saturdays: June 13, July 11, August 22 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

The year long Novel Writing Project will culminate in a final public reading at the Loft on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. Each participant will be able to read a 5-7 minute section of their completed novel.

Novel Writing Project Books

Throughout the year, participants will read and learn from several recent novels, including:

  • The Wildlands by Abby Geni
  • The Rending and the Nest by Kaethe Schwehn
  • That Kind of Mother by Rumaan Alam

Novel Writing Project Visiting Guests

Visiting authors or publishing professionals will include Chris Cander, Shannon Gibney, Linda LeGarde Grover, and others to be announced throughout the year.