Programs

Master Class with Patti Gauch: The Search for Voice, the Next Step! 2019

November 7 - 10, 2019

Overview

Join Patricia Lee Gauch for The Search for Voice, the Next Step!, a workshop for experienced writers.

Voice is the novel’s storyteller, the inroad to character, the guide to the narrative, the road inward as well as well as outward. It is the spirit–the soul and the heartbeat–of the book.

Using the work of some of our best young adult and middle grade fiction writers, like Philip Pullman, Nicola Yoon, John Green, Maggie Stiefvater, and others, writers will take next steps to refine and finally discover their most authentic Voices.

Patricia Lee Gauch–writer, award-winning editor, and publisher–has been on a search for Voice since her earliest publishing days, convinced it is where good story begins.

Please note that there is an application process for this workshop.
You must register to apply for this workshop. After you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the application you will need to fill out.

The application deadline is August 1, 2019. Decisions will be made soon after the application deadline, after which you will be expected to turn in your manuscript pages.

Once you submit your application for the workshop, you may also submit a scholarship application. For scholarship applications, you only need to fill in information that is not included on your workshop application.

What You’ll Learn

Using the work of some of our best young adult and middle grade fiction writers, experienced writers will take next steps to refine and finally discover their most authentic Voices.

Who Should Attend

The Search for Voice, the Next Step! is designed for experienced middle grade and young adult writers. Writers who have taken Patti Gauch’s previous “Search for Voice” workshops are welcome.

Agenda

Day 1
Afternoon: arrival and check in.
Evening: Hors d’oeuvres and dinner.
After dinner: Introductions.

Days 2 & 3
Lectures and free writing time.
Special guest lecture.

Day 4
Morning: Wrap-up.
Afternoon: Lunch and farewell.

Faculty & Special Guests

Patricia Lee Gauch

Former vice president and editor at large of Philomel Books, Patti is now a fulltime writer and lecturer. She has…
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All-Inclusive Event Cost: $1,499.00

All-inclusive registration includes workshop tuition, lodging, meals, beverages, and snacks. Free shuttle service is available from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AVP) International Airport. Airport pick-up at Newark Airport is also available for $75 round-trip.

We offer payment plans as low as $75/month. We'll be in touch with details after you register.

workshop information

Begins with dinner on Thursday, November 7, and ends with lunch on Sunday, November 10.

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