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In-Person: Seaport

Novel Reading for Novel Writing

$355.00
Members
$370.00
Non-members
6 Mondays from 6:00pm-9:00pm, starting June 6th.
In-Person: Seaport
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
12 seats max

Stephen King said, “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” In this class, we will take his advice and do both. Over the six weeks, we will read a novel together: each week, through a combination of in-class lectures and discussions, we will look closely at a section of the novel to understand the various techniques the writer uses to build plot, create tension, develop characters, and explore backstory. We will then put those lessons into practice through prompts, timed writing periods, and other exercises designed to produce pieces for a potential novel. You can expect to leave the class with a good amount of material to develop further as well as a deeper understanding of the structure and components of the novel.

Please Note: Class does not meet on July 4th.



Class Format

This class will take place in-person at our Center for Creative Writing in Boston's Seaport neighborhood. Please note that proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is required to attend this class. Please submit your proof of vaccination here at least 48 hours before your class begins. Read on to learn more about GrubStreet's vaccine protocol and find information about where to get vaccinated below.

GrubStreet Vaccine Protocol

Please submit your most recent proof of vaccination, which requires a booster shot for those eligible, here at least 48 hours before your class begins. If you have previously submitted a proof of vaccination that did not include your booster shot, you will need to resubmit your updated vaccine card.  If you are not able to fill out our vaccination form 48 hours before your class begins, please bring your vaccine card (or a photo of it) with you to the building. Please note that if you arrive for class and you have not filled out the form and do not have proof of vaccination with you, you will not be allowed to participate in the class. And don’t forget your mask! In accordance with the City of Boston, masks will be required at all times while inside the building. Click here to read GrubStreet's full Vaccination and Masking Policy.

Vaccination status: For in-person classes and events, your vaccination status is considered up-to-date until the time you are eligible for a booster – which is 5 months after the second dose in a two-shot series. Boosters are required for all visitors on our second floor if your second shot was more than 5 months ago. 



Scholarship Information

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

Instructor

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Michele Ierardi Ferrari
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Previous Students Say

  • You'll Be Inundated with Great Info
  • Lots of Practical Tips
  • "Inspired Me to Write More"

Elements

  • Generate New Work
  • Craft Lessons
  • In-Class Writing
  • Class Discussion

Genre

  • The Novel

Commitment Level

Low

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