This class is ideal for writers wanting to polish a short story or personal essay for publication, or those focusing on refining memoir or novel chapters.
Two students are workshopped each week, receiving feedback from the entire class and myself.
Various craft techniques reviewed in optional reading/exercises.
Markets, queries, book proposals and the business side of writing discussed, too.
How it works
Classes are asynchronous, meaning you sign in and chime in whenever it’s convenient to you throughout the week, meeting weekly deadlines.
Classes are taught using Easyclass classroom management software. You’ll receive a link, password and sign-in instructions 2 weeks before class begins, to familiarize yourself with the online environment. The interface looks a lot like Facebook—without the ads. It’s really easy and I’ve done this before!
Class size is limited to 10 students, for maximum attention to your work. Waiting list maintained for next class, whenever offered.
$175 reserves your spot now
or pay $300 by March 15 and save $50
About the instructor:
Shawna Kenney authored the award-winning memoir I Was a Teenage Dominatrix, which has been internationally translated and optioned for television. She edited the anthology Book Lovers(Seal Press), co-authored Imposters (Mark Batty Publishers), and co-wrote the forthcoming Live at the Safari Club: A History of HarDCore Punk in the Nation’s Capital (Rare Bird Books). Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Creative Nonfiction, Vice, The Rumpus, Playboy, Ms., Indiewire, Bust and numerous other outlets while her fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction and has taught writing everywhere from juvenile detention centers to the Danish countryside, from community colleges to public universities.