Advanced Novel Writing with Marcia Bradley

    Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 11:00 AM until Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 1:00 PMEastern Daylight Time

    Instructor: Marcia Bradley
    2 hour sessions on Thursdays
    Ten VIRTUAL workshop dates as follows:
    October 8 to December 17, no session November 26
    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 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 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.

    Marcia Bradley, MFA, Sarah Lawrence College, writes fiction 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 will be published in an upcoming issue of Drunk Monkeys Literature + Film. Marcia has also been published in Electica Magazine, Two Hawks Quarterly Magazine, in Hippocampus Magazine, received an honorable mention from Glimmer Train, and her memoir essay about her brother was published in The Capital Gazette. Marcia attended Squaw Valley Community of Writers, 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 has two daughters, lives in the Bronx. Her new novel is about women, social justice, and the right to seek freedom no matter the cost.

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