Writing the Novella (with Olivia Kate Cerrone) - ONLINE
Join novella author Olivia Kate Cerrone for an afternoon of learning about the novella, a classic form that has gained popularity in recent years (a novella can be defined as a short novel or long short story.) The workshop will include discussion of the novella form, including example texts, and an opportunity to discuss your own novella (or possible novella) manuscripts. Open to writers of all levels. Beginners will gain a deeper understanding of the craft fundamentals of this unique genre. Experienced writers will learn how to better perfect their abilities in revising and reworking their novella drafts. Limited to 12 writers
WHEN: Saturday, February 26 (1 - 4pm EST)
WHERE: Online, via Zoom video conference
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
OLIVIA KATE CERRONE's writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Rumpus, and New South, among other publications. Her novella The Hunger Saint won an American Fiction Award and was praised by Kirkus Review as “a well-crafted and affecting literary tale.” She won Crab Orchard Review's Jack Dyer Fiction Prize and various other honors, including fellowships from the Hawthornden Castle International Retreat for Writers (Scotland), the Ragdale Foundation, VCCA, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences, where she received a "Distinguished Fellowship" from the National Endowment for the Arts.
• Understand the essentials of what a novella is and how it differs from other forms, through reading and discussing examples
• Engage in exercises that allow students to determine a better structure and outline for their novella-in-progress
• Gain confidence, insight, and practical skills in writing the novella from a supportive group of fellow writers
• Receive thoughtful, supportive, and helpful feedback from both the group and instructor
• Grow your skills as a fiction writer, along with learning better ideas around manuscript development and revision techniques
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ONLINE SESSIONS happen remotely, via 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 (please see above note about receiving the Zoom link). All online instructors will log on to the video conference a few minutes before the start of the session, 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 the Zoom format, though we are not able to offer technical assistance beyond basic Zoom orientation.
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If you withdraw from a workshop ten days or more before the start of the class: You'll receive full credit toward another workshop OR a full refund. If you withdraw from a workshop nine days before the start of the class up until 48 hours before: You'll receive a refund minus 20%. If you withdraw from a workshop less than 48 hours before the start of a class or after the class has begun: We are not able to offer you credit toward another class or any refund, unless in the case of a medical emergency, or if we are able to fill your spot. If you are absent on the day of your workshop or miss it for any reason, we are unable to offer any kind of refund. If we have to cancel a class for any reason, you will receive a full refund, or if you choose, credit in the amount of your payment, to be used for any future PVWW class. Anyone who does not specify whether they would like a refund or a credit for a cancelled class will automatically be refunded. Please contact Joy (email@example.com) for all matters concerning credit and refunds.