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January 5 @ 6:00 pm$160
Book Blast Session 1: Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:30 pm. January 5 – February 16. – First Class! Pre-program individual conference: schedule directly with Shelley for anytime Dec. 14-31 Session 2: Tuesdays, 6:00 -8:30 pm. March 2 – April 6. Pre-program individual conference: schedule directly with Shelley for anytime Feb. 15-26 Writing a book-length manuscript poses numerous challenges, from vision to completion to publication. This deeply immersive and supportive program offers you the encouragement and guidance to get your book out of your head and into the world. Whether you’re just getting started or reviving a stalled work-in-progress, each Book Blast session offers you the opportunity to focus on your book for eight wildly productive weeks. The program begins with a private instructor conference to determine your unique writing path, followed by four supportive group sessions, spaced biweekly for ample writing time in between. Enroll for one or both eight-week Book Blast sessions! Discounted additional one-on-one meetings and/or manuscript editing is also available to all participants. Program sessions include expert advice on: Committing to writing time and completion goals Believing in yourself and your work Honing your project’s purpose or theme Exploring the best structure for your manuscript Discovering your authentic voice Perfecting the craft of great writing Revising, revising, revising Finishing your project regardless of obstacles Launching your path to publication Vita’s Book Blast program connects you with a caring, experienced mentor and a community of writers to offer you the inspiration and feedback your book deserves. Join us! Minimum 5 students to run. Instructor: Shelley Read. $160/student. In partnership with the Vita Institute for the Arts.