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Intermediate 2.0: Novel and Memoir Workshop

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Intermediate 2.0: Novel & Memoir Workshop
A 5-week workshop. There is an “in between” stage for most book writers. You’re not quite done, but you know your book—its heart, its plot, and what you think its ending will be. In Intermediate 2.0, you will take a leap forward, finishing the semester with an in-depth critique of your book plan and synopsis, as well as feedback on 50 full pages of your book.

Think of this class as Intermediate on steroids. Limited to 8 students, Intermediate 2.0 is a beneficial stopping off point before you finish your book. It’s a chance to get important feedback to help you complete your work. Each week you will need to read a 50-page portion of a fellow student’s book before our class convenes. Weekly workshops will include:

*Craft talks covering topics such as Beginnings, Endings, Character Arcs, Dialogue, Plot, Setting, Revision

*A presentation by one student to include a brief synopsis, a reading from the book, and a class discussion about the student’s 50 pages

If you have been longing for feedback and supportive help to finish your book, this class is for you. Students and the instructor will assist you in getting your book to the next level and to a full draft ready to present to agents and publishers.

July 11 to August 8, 2024 
Thursdays, 1oam to 12pm EST on Zoom

Who Should Take This Class?

Writers working on fiction, linked short stories, memoir, and nonfiction book manuscripts.


"This workshop was exactly what I was looking for and I learned so much from Barbara’s and the class’ feedback and discussion. I already know I am going to take the workshop with Barbara again and keep the writing going. I was able to see how other people who had taken multiple workshops with her were able to advance their work and I look forward to doing the same with mine."

"Barbara has given me a skill set and a fresh perspective on how to approach writing and editing. She has an uncanny ability to spot the direction a character needs to take or how to make a beat hit, and her character advice is second to none. Her classes have given me the courage to work past failed drafts, and keep pushing that pen until I have something better on the page. "

"The class was surprising, so fun and still so engaging. This instructor makes any class room, physical or virtual, feel so inspiring!" 


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Class Details

5 Session(s)
Weekly - Thu

Sarah Lawrence College

Barbara Josselsohn 



Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 06/19/2024, 06/19/2024, 06/20/2024, 07/04/2024, 07/04/2024)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
7/11/2024 - 8/8/2024 Weekly - Thu 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM N/A - Online Barbara Josselsohn