with Allison Dickens


Writers must grab a reader’s attention immediately. In this workshop we will discuss what makes a powerful opening to a novel or memoir, breaking down examples from bestselling works. Participants will have the opportunity to submit the first 5 pages of their own work for evaluation by Editor Allison Dickens. Submissions will be due one week before class. Allison will provide written comments on the submitted pages to each participant and these will be discussed in class. Don't miss this opportunity to get valuable feedback on the opening of your work to be sure you are commanding attention from the first page. Allison Dickens is a former Senior Editor at the Penguin Random House Publishing Group and instructor at Westport Writers Workshop.

Online via ZOOM
3 days -- 10am to 12noon
Monday to Wednesday -- June 7, 8, 9

For more info, call 203.227.3250 or email info@WestportWriters.org

Summer Intensive: Powerful Beginnings with Allison Dickens

SKU: S801m21