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Writing on the Door | August Master Class Series: Fiction Session

August 8 @ 9:00 am - August 12 @ 11:30 am

The Writing On The Door Week-Long Master Class Series offers intensive sessions in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for intermediate to advanced writers


Session Description:

This workshop is designed for people who are somewhere in the often surprising process of writing a novel. It’s my goal to create a constructive and supportive novel writing community in which we will explore key aspects of the form and process. How does a novel differ from real life? What are the parts of a novel and what obstacles does each pose to the writer? What are some of the greatest pleasures and frustrations of writing a novel, and how are they specifically related to the nature of the form? What are some useful methods to keep track of a novel-in-progress, and how can we come to terms with our own habits of productivity?  Participants will share a chapter of up to 6000 words as well as a one-page synopsis.

Participants are expected to have prior workshop experience and have work-in-progress to share with other attendees.

Session Details:

  • The class will be held in-person Monday through Friday, August 8 through 12, 9:00 – 11:30 am.
  • Tuition for the master session is $600. Write On members receive a 10% discount. To become a member and save, please click here. To register online for this program, please click the button below. For other registration options, please call 920.868.1457.
  • Class size is limited to 12 participants.
  • Write On will adhere to current health department guidelines.
  • The week includes a reading by the three conference presenters — Lan Samantha Chang, Nan Cohen, and Kyoko Mori — and some social activities.
  • Participants are responsible for securing their own housing for the week. For a listing of accommodations, please visit Destination Door County. We strongly encourage reserving your lodging far in advance.

About Lan Samantha Chang:

Lan Samantha Chang’s new novel, The Family Chao, will be published by W. W. Norton in February, 2022. She is the author of two previous novels, All Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lost and Inheritance, and a story collection, Hunger. Her short stories have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Ploughshares, and The Best American Short Stories. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, and the American Academy in Berlin. Chang is the director of the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She lives with her husband and daughter in Iowa City, Iowa. For more information, visit her website.


August 8 @ 9:00 am
August 12 @ 11:30 am
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