Advanced Novel Writing - Thursday Session with Pat Dunn and Jimin Han

Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 10:30 AM until Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 12:30 PM

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

Instructors: Pat Dunn and Jimin Han
11 sessions, $880

This workshop will be capped at six participants. Enrollment requires permission of the instructors.

This course is for more experienced writers in the process of revising a completed manuscript or close to completing a first draft. Students should be familiar with the craft of the novel and be prepared to read and discuss their work, and the work of their classmates, in terms of language, story, dialogue, theme, character development, dramatic arc, plot, structure, setting, and other craft issues essential to a successful novel. This course will also give you the opportunity to prepare your novel for the marketplace.

If you would like to be considered for this workshop, please submit a writing sample of your manuscript (up to 20 pages) to Enrollment in this class is contingent upon instructor approval.

Patricia Dunn earned her MFA in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Her writing has appeared in Global City Review,, Women’s eNews, The Christian Science Monitor, The Village Voice, The Nation, and L.A. Weekly. Her work has been anthologized in Stories of Illness and Healing: Women Write Their Bodies; Progressive Muslim Identities: Personal Stories from the U.S. and Canada; and, most recently, in the bestselling anthology, Love, InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women. Her debut novel, Rebels by Accident was published in August 2012. Find out more about Patricia at

Jimin Han received her BA from Cornell University and her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. Her writing can be found at NPR's "Weekend America," The Rumpus, Korean American Story, Hyphen, and Entropy, among others. A Small Revolution is her new novel. Follow her tweets @jiminhanwriter 

Writing Institute Registration Process:

Step 1 - Registration Information: Complete this registration form in full.

Step 2 - Payment: Once you click submit on this form, a new page will appear in your browser with a payment link. Click on the payment link, complete the required information, and submit your payment. 

Payment is required for your registration to be confirmed. If we don’t receive your payment within 48 hours of submission of this form, your registration will automatically be cancelled. You will have to complete the form again if you wish to register for the class.

Step 3 - Confirmation: Once we receive your payment, your registration will be finalized and confirmed with an email. Please keep this email for your records.  Details about room assignment, parking, and any other information relevant to the course will be emailed to registered students the week before classes begin.

If you have questions about the registration process, please call us at 914-395-2205 or email

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