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Whole Novel Workshop: Middle Grade and Young Adult 2016 | August 21 – August 27, 2016

Please note: This workshop is full. Send us an email to join our waiting list!

If you write middle grade or young adult fiction, come to the Whole Novel Workshop with M.T. Anderson and N. Griffin! This workshop is designed for anyone with a complete or near-complete draft of a middle grade or young adult novel in any genre who wants a thorough manuscript critique and help making plans for revision.

The Whole Novel Workshop offers participating writers the opportunity to have full drafts of their novels read and critiqued prior to our week together. You’ll get a detailed editorial letter from your faculty mentor along with a marked-up manuscript. We’ll read your manuscript very carefully and respond thoroughly in order to help you make your novel what you want it to be.

You’ll also have two one-on-one meetings with your mentor to further discuss your manuscript—one at the start of the week and another at the end—to map out plans for revision.

Mornings will be open. You’ll have plenty of time to write, or take walks in the woods and think, or set up appointments with the faculty or grad assistants. In the afternoons, we’ll have lectures on craft and group critique workshops. Evenings will offer more writing time. And of course, there are plenty of opportunities to sit around and talk with your fellow writers. It will be a wonderful week, full of inspiration and thinking! We’d love to have you.

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