Yearlong Manuscript Class in Young Adult Fiction [Stephanie Kuehnert]
ABOUT YEARLONG CLASSES AT HUGO HOUSE
In weekly meetings over the course of the 2014-2015 academic year, class will provide advanced and dedicated writers with an intensive path toward finishing a publishable draft of a book. Whether you are early in the writing process or already have a rough draft, this yearlong course will help you set and active clear goals, as well as write and revise with intention. The first third of the class will focus on developing proficiency with the writing tools (craft elements) that you will need to use, and the remaining two thirds of the class will be comprised of workshops and writing toward personally devised deadlines. At the end of the year, there will be a two-day, weekend-long intensive on the book business and finding a market for your book, and Hugo House will host a culminating celebration and reading. Previous workshop experience required.
ABOUT THE YOUNG ADULT FICTION YEARLONG CLASS
This class is open to those writing in any genre of fiction intended primarily for a teenage audience. Through reading assignments, craft exercises, and workshopping your manuscript, you will develop and polish the teen voice, pace your storylines, and write the engaging characters that readers of young adult fiction have come to expect. Industry professionals specializing in YA fiction will visit the class.
No class Oct. 8, Nov. 26, Dec. 17, Dec. 24, Dec. 31, Jan. 7, Apr. 8.
Publishing Intensive Weekend: May 16 and May 17, 1–4 P.M.