826michigan Fiction Writers Conference
WORKSHOP CONFEREE -- $350
Includes all craft lectures and seminars and your choice of workshop. Admittance to the conference as a workshop conferee is based on manuscripts submitted and the completion of the application form found available in the conference brochure. Workshops are held on Friday and Saturday at 9:00 AM and on Sunday at 10:15 AM.
There are several options to attend the conference as a non-workshop conferee. Non-workshop conferees can choose to attend all of the classes and seminars being held at the conference or they can pick a particular class or seminar to attend. Non-workshop conferees can also choose to audit (or sit in) on a workshop. Workshop auditors should e-mail Keith Hood at firstname.lastname@example.org for details about receiving conference manuscripts and workshop procedures.
NON-WORKSHOP CONFEREE OPTIONS
FULL NON-WORKSHOP PACKAGE -- $125
* Barbara Shoup's novel writing class, "So You Want to Write a Novel"
* Jack Driscoll's craft talk, "Eve Ate the Apple Out of Boredom" ...
* a Q & A session with published novelists on the process of getting your work into print
* Margo Rabb's craft talk, "How to Plot A Novel (Or At Least Attempt To.)"
SO YOU WANT TO WRITE A NOVEL -- $60
Where do ideas for novels come from? How are novels made? In this course, Barb will explore the craft of novel-writing from genesis through revision, pro- viding inspiration as well as practical advice to the would-be novelist.The class is an insightful, energetic and humorous look at what it takes to write a novel. This class is held on Friday at 2:15 PM, Saturday at 3:00 PM, and Sunday at 9:00 AM.
"EVE ATE THE APPLE OUT OF BOREDOM": TRANSGRESSION, TROUBLE, AND THE CHARACTER OF PLACE IN FICTION -- $40
Jack Driscoll will talk about how place shapes characteris character and how the boundaries imposed by place create desires and trespass, and by extension provide for the story's tensions and conflicts. This class is held on Friday at 1:15 PM.
HOW TO PLOT A NOVEL (OR AT LEAST ATTEMPT TO.) -- $40
Most writing workshops primarily address short stories. How do we make the transition from writing a 20-page short story to tackling a mammoth being that can sprawl on for hundreds of pages? Is it best to outline, to improvise as one goes along, and is it wise to workshop a novel at all? Looking at genre novels as examples, Margo Rabb and class members will discuss some plotting methods that can tame the mammoth being and make it behave (or at least try to.) This class is held on Saturday at 1:15 PM.
PUBLISHING IN GENERAL AND THE YA NOVEL IN PARTICULAR -- $40
This Q & A session with Barbara Shoup, Kathe Koja, Lara Zielin, Margo Rabb and others will deal with the nuts and bolts of getting your book published. All of the panel panel's participants have extensive publication credentials including published novels, YA novels, nonfiction books, short stories, and essays. This class is held on Saturday at 4:15 PM.
AUDITOR $50 or $20 per daily workshop session
There is limited space in the fiction workshops for auditors. Nonworkshop conferees can choose to audit a workshop of their choice. Workshops are designed as teaching workshops and auditors can benefit even though they do not have manuscripts being critiqued. Auditors should e-mail Keith Hood at email@example.com for details about receiving conference manuscripts and workshop procedures.
The 826michgain Writers Conferenceis a place for writers to examine and explore their creative process in a supportive community. Writers will engage in critical discussion in workshops and benefit from classes led by some of the most accomplished writers in the country.
All aspects of creative writing and the writer's trade, in general, are covered. Our goal is to support and encourage writers by providing them with anaffordable, sustaining learning environment and the highest in teaching excellence to deepen and enrich their art.
115 E. Liberty
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|