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  • Seminar
  • In-Person: Seaport
  • Adult (18+)

From Page to Podcast: Bringing Your Novel to Auditory Life

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  • $85.00 Non-Member
  • $75.00 Member

Class Description

The podcasting renaissance offers writers a novel way (pun intended) to connect with audiences: by transforming written narratives into auditory experiences. If you've penned a novel, short story, or even a series and are intrigued by the realm of podcasts, this workshop is tailored for you.

Turning written content into an engaging auditory experience is an art in itself. In this course, participants will navigate the nuances of adaptation, ensuring the heart and soul of the novel remain intact while making it resonate in an audio format. Through an exploration of soundscapes, voice casting, pacing, and episodic structuring, we'll delve into the essentials of creating an immersive podcast that holds listeners captive.

Interactive sessions will guide writers in breaking down their novels into episodic chunks suitable for a podcast series. We'll tackle challenges like conveying inner monologues, effectively using sound effects, and choosing the right narrator voice. Moreover, students will be introduced to the technical aspects of podcasting, from basic recording techniques to publishing platforms.

Understanding the importance of auditory storytelling is crucial in today's digital age, where content consumption is vast and varied. This workshop aims to help writers overcome the potential challenges of adapting written work into an auditory format, ensuring their stories reach wider, diverse audiences. It's particularly beneficial for writers seeking innovative ways to market their work and engage with their readers—or listeners—on a deeper, more personal level. By the end of the course, participants will have a roadmap for transforming their written narratives into compelling podcast episodes, ready to captivate a whole new world of eager listeners.

Scholarships Format/Location

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

This class will take place in-person at our Center for Creative Writing in Boston's Seaport neighborhood.


Covid-19 Update:

GrubStreet's space will be mask-optional when Boston's Covid-19 Community Level is low or medium. When the Covid-19 Community Level is high, our space will require masks. Please check GrubStreet's Covid-19 page for the latest info on masking and Community Levels before visiting in person.


Space Accessibility:

Our space is ADA accessible with automatic door openers, ADA-compliant restrooms, desk and table spacing, braille signage, and elevator. Our classrooms can be equipped with ALS for hard of hearing individuals. We cannot guarantee a scent-free environment. For more accessibility requests, please contact our Operations team at [email protected] or (617) 695-0075.