Year-Long Writing Projects

Maybe you've had a great idea for a manuscript or poetry collection, but you don't know how to start. Maybe you keep hitting stumbling blocks when you sit down to write. Maybe you've got a draft, but parts of it just aren't working and you don't know how to fix them. Maybe you're unsure about how to polish your manuscript and don't feel confident that you're ready to pursue publication.

You want to know that your novel, memoir, or poetry collection is the best you can make it, so you'll join a small cohort for a year of rigorous reading, focused writing, meticulous revising, and deep study of craft. You’ll meet best selling authors, luminaries in publishing, distinguished booksellers, and local literary agents. But most importantly, you’ll develop the resources and relationships to move ahead with a writing life once your project is finished.

After 12 months of studying with instructor Peter Geye (Novel Writing Project), Nicole Helget (CNF/Memoir Writing Project), or Gretchen Marquette (Poetry Apprenticeship), your manuscript(s) will be submission-ready, and you'll be equipped with the knowledge and confidence to pitch to editors and pursue publication.

Visit our pages linked below for specific information about programs, tuition, and registration. You can also download a PDF with all of the same information. 


Registration opens Nov 10, 10 am CT (members) & Nov 11, 10 am CT (public, if space). In-person cohorts will require proof of Covid-19 vaccination.