This is an advanced class for writers who wish to work on a book-length project: a novel, memoir, or collection of linked essays or short stories, either fiction or nonfiction. Lectures and readings will focus on character, dialogue, originality, and long-form narrative writing. Writers should be prepared to workshop excerpts and chapters from their work. This class is primarily designed for writers who have taken one or more workshops from the Berlin Writers' Workshop or have equivalent experience, but we will consider any writer who submits a letter of interest and writing sample.
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Cost: €275 for 8 weeks
Best in the business..
“The instructors at the Berlin Writers' Workshop are among the best in the business: brilliant writers, thorough editors, thoughtful teachers, and insightful critics. That all this literary talent has descended on Berlin is tremendously exciting”
— Carmen Maria Machado, author, Her Body and Other Parties
"Whether offering me practical guidance about how to restructure a story, recommending a book or essay that I might find useful, or simply encouraging me to keep going, their intelligence and mentorship have helped me and my writing enormously."
— Ariel Lewiton, Director of Marketing and Publicity, Sarabande Books
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