Writing Outside of Your Lane Series: Novel Research Workshop
July 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6 Wednesdays from 6:00pm-9:00pm, starting July 21st, 2021 via Zoom
This course is for novelists who want to put more diversity in their stories in the most mindful and empathetic way they can, but would like guidance on the proper ways to approach their research. Over the course, each student will get at least two 50-minute, non-silencing, workshop-style sessions, in which they can share their current research struggles, triumphs, concerns, roadblocks, etc. These can include sharing story outlines and/or reading aloud a brief scene or passage, if applicable. Students will then assist in brainstorming potential research fixes, sources, ideas, and other related thoughts intended to help the workshoppee think through their current situation. Each class will also start with a research lesson and/or exercise related to accurate depictions of marginalized identities, as well as group discussion of the book we’ll be reading together as homework: JULIET TAKES A BREATH by Gabby Rivera.
This course is for novelists who have workshop experience, are acquainted with matters of craft, and who have already made some progress on a first draft.
Disclaimer: Please note that these sessions will NOT be sensitivity reads or workshopping pages simply for story or structure. Instead, these sessions are meant to guide students through their research processes so they can write outside of their lane with the most mindful accuracy they can. These sessions are not meant to prescriptively fix a novel, but rather teach a life skill.
$365.00 GrubStreet Members | $380.00 Non-members
Scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes.
Register here: https://grubstreet.org/findaclass/class/writing-outside-of-your-lane-novel-research-workshop-remote/