Writer Hildie Block is holding a 1-year workshop for novels/memoirs in progress, with registration starting on May 1. Here’s the information she sent:
Registration for the Year Long WRITE YOUR BOOK workshop in Falls Church City begins on May 1.
Are you working on a novel or memoir? This workshop meets over 1 year -- in 8 week segments with month-long breaks -- for about 28 class meetings -- and you get to workshop your book as you write it!
This is our 5th Year, now! I can't believe it! It's such a wonderful class -- it's so cool for me, the workshop leader to see folks work toward their goals!
Class meets Monday nights, 7:30-10, starting late September -- in Falls Church City. Plenty of public transit -- also easy parking right at the door. In about 28 class meetings over a year, we go through book structures, deep issues in fiction and memoir and then publishing questions -- agents, queries -- the whole 9 yards.
Participants workshop their books in 30 page "chunks" -- about one "chunk" a month or so. The goal is to get to workshop about 200+ pages of your draft in progress as you are writing it! Class is structured with a prompt to get you thinking about your book differently -- a lesson -- and then workshop. We spent 30-40 minutes on a "chunk" in workshop.
I can only take 8-10 folks. The deposit is $100 and is payable via paypal or check. The full cost is $850 (100 deposit + 750). The balance isn't due until September. The course cost includes any text we'll use, as well as a one-on-one hour with me. You will be responsible for making copies of your work to distribute in class.
Payment via paypal to email@example.com or checks to be mailed to Hildie Block (please email for address: firstname.lastname@example.org).
More information about Hildie Block: http://hildieblog.livejournal.com