Monthly Fiction Manuscript Group (with Kate Senecal)
This year-long course aims to create a supportive community of writers who are working their way through large projects, and is specifically designed for intermediate/advanced fiction writers who are working toward completing a novel or a series of short stories, or have already completed a manuscript (novel or short story collection) they are looking to revise. Monthly meetings will include robust, supportive discussion about how to maintain an active writing practice, occasional writing prompts, out-loud sharing of works in progress and occasional on the spot verbal feedback from the group and the instructor, along with analytical discussion of craft and published fiction that correlates to craft topics that are relevant to participants' work. Monthly in-person meetings will be supplemented with intermittent online discussions, short assignments, and readings. Participants will receive written feedback from the instructor on a portion of their work and will have an opportunity to receive feedback from the group at least twice (but potentially more depending on the size of the group).
This workshop meets on the following Mondays throughout the year:
1/28, 2/25, 3/25, 4/29, 5/27, 6/24, 7/29, 8/26, 9/30, 10/28, 11/25, 12/16
About the Instructor
KATE SENECAL received an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2013. She is the Assistant Director of Pioneer Valley Writers' Workshop, and a workshop facilitator for Writers for Recovery in Vermont. Her fiction has been published in The Laurel Review, The Foundling Review, and in Storychord.com, where she was the fiction editor for two years before it stopped publication.