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Creative Writing Workshops & Coaching

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Intro to Fiction Workshops at Oak Park Works


9 - 10:30 -- Intro to Fiction. Writers of all levels welcome for a workshop focusing on language & style, with a focus on inventiveness, creativity stimulation, and fun (poets also welcome for this one). Instructor: Mary Anne Mohanraj, $30 (limit 12)

11 - 12:30 -- Intro to Fiction: characterization, with a focus on exploring various aspects of identity. Instructor: Mary Anne Mohanraj, $30 (limit 12)

1 - 2:30 -- Intro to Fiction: plot and structure. Instructor, Alec Nevala-Lee, $30 (limit 12)

3 - 4:30 -- Publishing Overview: Indie and Traditional -- a review of the current state of affairs of both traditional and independent publishing, from big presses to small presses to hybrid & self-publishing, including crowdfunded. We'll look at what your options are for short fiction, essays, and novels, with a discussion of why you might want to choose one approach or another for a given project, and what are some effective steps towards your publishing goals. Instructor: Mary Anne Mohanraj, $30 (limit 25)

Coaching Sessions - 25 minute coaching sessions (4 available)
We can discuss any aspect of writing / publishing that you'd like. I'd love to help talk through areas where you might be stuck, advise on further study (classes, retreats and residencies, MFAs, etc.), discuss publishing options, answer questions about agents, etc. and so on. 
Instructor: Mary Anne Mohanraj, $30 each, limit 1


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