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  • Workshop
  • Online: Zoom
  • Adult (18+)
  • 11 Weeks

Young Adult/Middle Grade Novel In Progress

No Longer Enrolling

  • $480.00 Non-Member
  • $455.00 Member

Class Description

Are you looking to make progress on your young adult or middle grade novel? Are you stuck and not sure why? Then this class is for you. Each week assigned students will present pages to the class. By focusing on one another’s work, we will examine how novels are put together and study key elements of structure, theme, point of view, setting, and pacing. In addition, we will examine published YA and MG novels to see what works and what doesn’t work. By the end of class, students can expect to have 75-100 critiqued pages as well as a better understanding of their own strengths and vulnerabilities. You don’t need to have a finished novel to take this workshop. However, in order to get the most out of this class, it would be helpful if your work-in-progress is at least 50 pages.

*Note: This class will miss Monday, August 17th and end on August 31st.

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!