As writers, we draw on many sources of inspiration, instruction, and guidance to bring our projects to fruition, but no organon is more important than our individual artistic intuition. In this three-hour, hybrid editorial-generative class, each writer will submit pages each week in advance of class, and the group will come to class having read everyone’s work. Feedback will be shared, contextualized by the writers specifics goals, challenges and intentions. Then the writers will turn back to their writing, working in class to find “the next right thing for the work,” be that directly incorporating the class’s feedback, moving forward with a new scene, developing an old one, adding a new layer or story-line, etc. Finally, we will share what changes we added to the manuscript, and, time permitting, have a second round of feedback.
This class is by application only, and limited to five students.
Manuscript Course: In addition to bringing in five pages per week to read aloud to the class for discussion, each student will have one opportunity to submit up to fifteen double-spaced pages to the instructor and class members. The group will read the work at home, write constructive comments on the pages, and provide feedback to the manuscript in class.
LIMITED TO 5 STUDENTS
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 203.227.3250 OR EMAIL INFO@WESTPORTWRITERS.ORG
3 Sylvan Road South, Westport
8 Fridays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
April 3, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29