Fiction writers will benefit from upcoming virtual Newport MFA Workshop
The Newport MFA program at Salve Regina is offering a brand new virtual experience called the Newport MFA Workshop, and writers of fiction are invited for a weekend of writing critiques, craft talks and readings in the presence of best-selling authors on Jan. 8-10, 2021.
There are just a few spots left on the fiction side of this workshop, but the nonfiction side is currently full.
Best-selling author Ann Hood, founding director of the Newport MFA, is director of this new workshop, and it will be an excellent way for fiction writers who aren’t necessarily ready to commit to a full MFA program to find writing inspiration and work on their projects.
The inaugural program will be held virtually and overlaps with the closing weekend of the Newport MFA’s winter residency for MFA students. Workshop participants get a peek inside the MFA program by attending craft talks and readings by MFA faculty and visiting writers — including a craft talk and reading from best-selling writer Joyce Maynard and a talk on preparing a work for publication by Courtney Maum.
For the Newport MFA Workshop, “New York Times” best-selling authors Helen Schulman and Andre Dubus III will lead workshops centered on aspiring writers and their writing. In addition to in-depth attention to a writer’s work, each writer will have an immersive weekend of readings and craft discussions, including a talk on the process of publishing and promoting a book.
Fiction writers will deepen their prose and leave with community, connection and inspiration. No matter what stage in one’s writing life, this workshop will help a writer connect to their writing in a fresh, new way.
Space is limited to ensure personal attention and in-depth discussion of each writer’s work. For more information and to register, please find out more here.
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