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Novel Writing Workshop for Queer, Trans, and/or Nonbinary Writers
January 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10 Mondays from 6:00pm-9:00pm, starting January 24th, 2022 via Zoom
This class is for queer, trans, and/or nonbinary novelists who have taken advanced workshops before, are well versed in matters of craft, and who have already made some progress on a first draft. Many queer, trans, and/or nonbinary writers may have experienced workshops in the past that were silencing, unhelpful, or damaging when being workshopped by a predominantly cisgender/heterosexual writing group, however well-intentioned the group may have been. This particular workshop course is designed to help create a more intimate and relatable space for queer, trans, and/or nonbinary writers to both give and receive feedback on their works in progress. While the course will be predominantly workshop-focused, we’ll also go over some craft elements, as well as challenges more common to marginalized writers, such as believability, relatability, and character (im)purity.
The goals of this workshop are to workshop at least 15 pages in ten weeks—minimum, depending on class size—as well as to identify and correct any shortcomings in craft areas such as characterization, point of view, structure, plot, and scenes. Each class will begin with a brief, novel-specific writing exercise or lesson; the rest of the class will be devoted to workshopping. Feedback will be delivered using the novel-in-progress method: reading your pages (up to 15 pages, double-spaced, 12pt font) aloud in class at least once in the course—again minimum, dependent on class size—and receiving on-the-spot, non-silencing feedback from your fellow novelists and instructor.
*This class is intended for writers who identify as queer, trans, and/or nonbinary only. While novels that deal with queer, trans, and/or nonbinary themes are certainly welcome, they’re not required for this class.
*Previous students of this course are welcome to return and continue workshopping their pages.
Please Note: Class does not meet on February 21st.
$610.00 GrubStreet Members | $635.00 Non-members
Scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes.
Register here: https://grubstreet.org/findaclass/class/novel-writing-workshop-for-queer-trans-andor-nonbinary-writers/