Manuscript Workshop - Winter'18

The art of writing is in the rewriting…. A writer, as an artist, has two tasks: to tell the story they wish to present and to present the story in the most beautifully written way they can. —Brian Klems


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January 11 through February 21, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Thursdays (7 workshop meetings)

This workshop is for writers who are ready to re-vision first draft writing, construct a cohesive work from the many short pieces in notebooks or journals, submit writing for discussion by their peers, re-write and prepare writing for submission for publication (self-publication, small or major press, literary contests, journals or magazines, or online at, including public reading.

Each writer submits a manuscript, that is a piece of writing to take beyond the first draft, for a close reading and critical discussion. Manuscripts may be prose or poetry. Writers may submit manuscripts of any length; the workshop will determine how many pages can be read, commented upon and discussed during the workshop meetings.

We will discuss one review/discuss one manuscript/meeting. The workshop will divide time between manuscript review/discussion with writing and talk about editing (there are several levels) and how to approach re-visioning writing, publishing possibilities and opportunities, being a writer vs being an author, online resources, and any other concerns or questions you may have.

Registration Fee: $100 non-refundable deposit; due January 3. You may choose from two payment options for a balance due:
  1. $70.00 single (discounted) payment on or before first workshop meeting. Total registration - $170.00
  2. $20/meeting. Registered writers are responsible for the cost all 8 workshop meetings, except in cases when workshop meeting is canceled by the leader. Total registration - $210.00

Limited financial assistance available.

Make payment to:
Kate Hymes or Wallkill Valley Writers
5 North Oakwood Terrace
New Paltz, NY 12561

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or call 845-750-2370

Event Properties

Event date 01-11-2018
Event End Date 02-22-2018
Registration Start Date 11-11-2017 9:00 am
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 1 [View List]
Cut off date 01-04-2018 10:00 pm
Individual Price $210.00
Location New Paltz Area

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