A Novel Idea
With Elan Barnehama
When: Starts August 14
This workshop will lead you through the adventure of writing and editing drafts of a novel. Whether you’re just beginning your novel or it is already halfway written, this workshop will have you generating pages. Approaching this process alone can be intimidating, so we’ll go through the process together. Since most writing happens in isolation, this class will offer the opportunity to reflect on that solitary time by coming together as a community of writers. Using prompts as a jumping off points or continuing work you have already established, you will write scenes from your novel. Each student will have the opportunity to have their scenes work-shopped by the class.
Elan Barnehama is an author and teacher. He is a novelist, and a writer of short fiction and creative non-fiction. His first novel, Finding Bluefield (2012), explores what happens when society’s invisible become visible. His short fiction and non-fiction have appeared in numerous journals and publications online and in print, and have aired on public radio. Elan has taught writing and literature at several colleges, led community-based writing workshops, and was a fiction editor at Forth Magazine.