Intermediate Novel Writing - Thursday Session with Eileen Palma and Ines Rodrigues

Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 12:00 PM until Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 2:00 PM

Sarah Lawrence College
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, NY 10708
United States

Instructors: Eileen Palma and Ines Rodrigues
5 sessions, $450

Are you in the middle of a first draft? Second, third, or when-will-this-be-over draft? Have you already written scenes but need help stringing them into a story? This course will keep you from getting stuck during the writing process with weekly craft lessons on topics like point of view, dialogue, plotting, character arcs, and sustaining tension. Writing prompts will also help you get to that finish line without getting tripped up by writers’ block. You will receive feedback from students and instructors in a supportive workshop setting so that you can bring your writing to the next level. 

Eileen Palma is the author of a middle grade duology The Popularity Pact (Running Press Kids). The first book Camp Clique is scheduled for spring 2020 and the second book School Squad is scheduled for fall 2020. Her romantic comedy Worth the Weight (Diversion Books 2014) was selected as a compelling read from an emerging author for Barnes & Noble’s Nook First program and has won multiple awards. Eileen performed her essay “The Moskowitz Girl” at Read650 at Chelsea’s Cell Theater, and has read at The Lady Jane Salon, a romance fiction reading series in Manhattan. Eileen’s essays on motherhood have appeared in Blunt Moms, The Momoir Project and Her View From Home. Eileen loves teaching just as much as writing and has experience teaching age groups from pre-K up to adult education and everything in between. She has a dual B.A. in English and Education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is an alumna of The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College.

Ines Rodrigues is a journalist, former radio host and the author of the historical fiction Days of Bossa Novapublished in 2017 by Black Opal Books. Her work has appeared in Marie Claire and Elle magazines.  She read her stories at the conference Journeé Du Monde (Paris, France) and also at at the Cell Theater (New York City).  She is one of the creators of The Scarsdale Salon, a quarterly literary event at the Scarsdale Library (NY). Ines is an alumna of the Università di Perugia (Italy), and of the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College.

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