Advanced Novel & Memoir Writing with Marcia Bradley

    Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 11:00 AM until Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 1:00 PMEastern Standard Time

    Instructor: Marcia Bradley
    2 hour sessions on Thursdays
    Ten VIRTUAL workshop dates as follows:
    February 4 to April 8
    Workshop is limited to 6 registrants

    This course is for more experienced writers in the process of completing and/or revising a completed manuscript or first draft. Students should be familiar with the craft of book writing, be it a novel or nonfiction story, 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 full manuscript. This course will also give you the opportunity to prepare your book for submission to literary agents and the publishing marketplace. In this class, we will read each other's full book manuscripts and offer feedback focused solely on one student's book at a time. You will have the benefit of five students and the teacher’s views and feedback on your full book. Please, also, be prepared to read your fellow student’s books during the 10-week class. 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. Manuscripts should be no longer than 90,000 words.

    Marcia Bradley, MFA, Sarah Lawrence College, writes fiction, memoir, and creative nonfiction. Marcia won a 2019 Bronx Council on the Arts BRIO Award for fiction. A piece from her new novel in progress was chosen to be performed online by the FAU Theatre Lab and her short story Eyes Averted was published recently in Drunk Monkeys Literature + Film. Marcia has also been published in Electica Literary, Two Hawks Quarterly, Hippocampus Magazine, received an honorable mention from Glimmer Train, and her memoir essay about her brother was published in The Capital Gazette. Marcia attended Community of Writers in the High Sierra, Writers in Paradise at Eckerd College, and a residency at Ragdale outside of Chicago. Marcia also teaches creative writing for New York area high school students in programs sponsored by Sarah Lawrence College, the Yonkers School District, and the Greater New York Chapter of the Fulbright Association. Marcia’s roots are in Chicago; lived for years in LA, has two daughters, and now resides in the Bronx. Her new novel is about women, social justice, and the right to seek freedom no matter the cost. See more at

    Registration is no longer available because the registration deadline has passed.