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Fall 2020: Nine-Month Novel Intensive

Wednesdays, September 16, 2020 – May 19, 2021
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Pacific Time (class meets 29 times)
online via Zoom


This course for dedicated writers is designed to guide you through the writing and/or revising of your novel. It begins in September, with the goal of completing a draft of a novel, or rewriting a draft of a novel, by May. You’ll read excerpts from published novels by authors including Han Kang, Tommy Orange, Lina Meruane, Mitchell S. Jackson, Deborah Levy, and Susan Steinberg, as well as craft essays by authors including Dorothy Allison, Jane Alison, and Alexander Chee. Some weeks you’ll have craft assignments to complete outside of class, and other weeks we’ll do in-class exercises together. After the first month of meetings, two students will workshop each week.

Though it is not a prerequisite, students who have taken “Writing a Novel in 8 weeks” or “Starting the Novel” at Literary Arts should find this class an appropriate next step.

Download the syllabus for Nine-month online novel intensive here.  Please note: this writing class is designed for adults 18 years and older.

Cari Luna

Cari Luna is the author of The Revolution of Every Day, which won the Oregon Book Award for Fiction. A fellow of Yaddo and Ragdale, her writing has appeared in GuernicaSalonJacobin, Electric Literature, CatapultThe Rumpus, PANK, and elsewhere.
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