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  • Seminar
  • Online: Zoom
  • Adult (18+)

Writing the Novella

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  • $85.00 Non-Member
  • $75.00 Member

Class Description

In this seminar, students will learn the essentials of writing, revising and completing a novella manuscript, while also examining and discussing the craft of the novella form. In discussing craft essentials, we will also read excerpts from novellas by authors such as Jacqueline Woodson, Haruki Murakami and Banana Yoshimoto. The workshop component of the course will offer a workshop experience for students who will have the opportunity to share up to four pages (double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12-point font) of new or revised novella manuscript pages with the class for on-the-spot feedback. Note: this class also accommodates students who might decide to expand their novella into a traditional-length novel with a practical discussion on the connections between novella and novel writing.

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 using Zoom videoconferencing. Please visit the Resources tab to access the video-conference link.

Zoom Participation:

Students are not required to turn their camera on, but are encouraged to participate any way they feel comfortable through functions such as the live chat, emoji reactions, and unmuting the microphone. Learn more about using Zoom here.

Zoom Accessibility:

We ask that instructors enable closed captioning and send a transcript of the session after class. You can also enable closed captioning at any time during the meeting. If your instructor forgets to send the transcript, just send ’em an email!