Book Reviews for Beginners

with Asa Drake

Genres: Nonfiction, The Writing Life

Online

Introductory, Intermediate

1 Session

Start Date: May 4, 2024
End Date: May 4, 2024
Day of Week: Saturday
Time: 1:10pm - 4:10pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
Member Price: $102.60
General Price: $114.00

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Book reviews expand the reach of newly published work and help librarians and teachers justify the inclusion of contemporary texts within syllabi and collections. For emerging writers, they can also be an important tool for establishing a critical voice and building confidence in a personal aesthetic. In this generative workshop, we'll cover essential elements of long and short-form reviews and address practical aspects of writing criticism. Come having read an advanced reader copy of your choice or one provided through the class!

ADDITIONAL CLASS DETAILS:  

Class format: 

  • Generative Writing: students create new work during class or from assignments.
  • Craft Discussion: teachers and students explore essential elements of the craft.
  • Reading: class engages in close study of one or more works.
  • Peer feedback given.
  • 2-3 hours of writing or reading outside of class.

REGISTRATION DATES: 

  • March 12: Member registration opens at 10:30 am PT 
  • March 19: General registration opens at 10:30 am PT 
  • March 25: Last day of Early Bird pricing
Asa Drake

Asa Drake

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