The Writer’s Incubator: Learning to Identify Your Weaknesses and Capitalize on Your Strengths with Steven Schnur

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 10:00 AM until Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 12:00 PM

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

Instructor: Steven Schnur
11 sessions, $660

We write in white heat, easy fluency, or with paralytic torpor, then reconsider our efforts and revise, rewrite, or begin anew, and finally bring the hard-won wisdom gleaned from this solitary struggle to the workshop table, allowing it to inform our response to the work of others. Each of the writer’s essential selves— inventor, refiner, assessor—is critical to the ultimate success of the enterprise. By engendering a sense of audience and offering supportive, constructive criticism that focuses on richness of language, originality of thought, succinctness, and narrative cohesion, this workshop fosters each of the writer’s vital personae, enabling participants to quickly identify their strengths while providing the tools necessary to address their weaknesses. Through weekly presentations of work in progress, students hone both their writing skills and their critical faculties as they respond to each other’s stories.

Steven Schnur (BA, Sarah Lawrence College; MA, Graduate Center, City University of New York) has published numerous books for adults and children, including Days of Awe, Sanctuary, Father’s Day, The Koufax Dilemma, The Shadow Children (winner of the Sidney Taylor Award for outstanding juvenile fiction), and The Tie Man’s Miracle: A Chanukah Tale (which aired as a PBS animated special).

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