So You Have a Novel-In-Progress? Let's Talk! (with Joy Baglio and Kate Senecal) - ONLINE SESSION
Whether you're struggling through a first draft that feels like an untamed beast or trying to prune the weeds out of your fourth draft, we're there with you. We feel the joy. The pain. We know what it's like to be trudging through the seemingly endless stretches of novel-writing. This online discussion group will allow writers to share their experiences on the front lines of novel-writing. We'll talk process, craft (in particular issues of structure, POV, narrative time, character, plot, among others), as well as motivational strategies and wisdom to inspire ourselves to keep going.
JOY BAGLIO founded Pioneer Valley Writers' Workshop in 2016. Her fiction has appeared widely, in such literary magazines as Tin House, The Iowa Review, American Short Fiction, and others. She holds an MFA from The New School and has received fellowships and grants from Yaddo, Vermont Studio Center, The Elizabeth George Foundation, The Speculative Literature Foundation, and MVICW. Her short fiction has been recognized by numerous contests and awards, including Wigleaf's Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions and Ploughshare's Emerging Writer's Contest. She's a former associate fiction editor at West Branch.
KATE SENECAL is the Assistant Director of PVWW. She received an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2013. She is the former fiction editor of Storychord, the Assistant Director of Pioneer Valley Writer’s Workshop, a fiction instructor for Writers for Recovery and Grub Street, and an adjunct professor at Clark University. She has received an honorable mention in Glimmer Train’s 2019 Short Fiction Contest, and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2016. Kate’s fiction has been published in The Laurel Review, The Foundling Review, and in Storychord.com.
WHEN: Saturday, May 2 (6 - 8pm)
WHERE: Online via Zoom video conference
ONLINE SESSIONS happen remotely, via video Zoom video conference. All you need is a laptop, computer, or phone with functioning audio and a webcam. Those who RSVP receive directions and a link to "join" the session via email. All online instructors will log on to the video conference 20 minutes before the start of the session, to help anyone with technical issues, so please plan to log on early if you'd like assistance! We'll do everything in our power to help you get comfortable with this new format, though when the session begins, we will not be able to assist with technical difficulties.