Instructor: Katharine Davis
Date & Time: Saturday, August 16 | 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: USM’s Glickman Library, Portland
Maximum Attendees: 15
Fee: MWPA Member $65 | Nonmember $115
You have the draft or partial draft of a novel. It may be too long, it may be too short, you have some beautiful sentences, but it still doesn’t feel like “a book.” In this three-hour workshop we’ll look at ways to find the shape of the story and craft it into a strong narrative. We will discuss characterization, pacing, and the narrative arc. The task of revision doesn’t have to be overwhelming when you break it down into manageable parts. Bring your questions and problems to the workshop and together we’ll come up with possible solutions for turning your draft into a successful novel.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Katharine Davis’s first novel Capturing Paris (St. Martin’s Press, 2006) was included in the New York Times suggestions for fiction set in Paris and recommended in Real Simple Spring Travel 2007. Her second novel, East Hope (New American Library, 2009), won the 2010 Maine Literary Award for Fiction. Davis’s third novel, A Slender Thread (New American Library) was released in 2010 and was praised by Publishers Weekly as “an insightful exploration of how a terminal illness can affect not only the one diagnosed, but also the people who love them.”
Davis was born in America and raised in Europe. After returning to the States, she settled in the Washington, D.C. area where she taught French and worked at the National Gallery of Art. Today, Davis divides her time between New York City and Maine. She is currently at work on a novel set in Florence, Italy during the summer of 1969.
The MWPA is proud to offer one full fellowship to this workshop. The fellowship will be judged on both writing ability and financial need. The application’s “Statement of Financial Need” will serve as the writing sample. To apply for a fellowship, please download the application form on the MWPA website.
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WHAT TO BRING
Unless otherwise noted in the workshop description, you should bring a pen and paper or your laptop for note taking; please make sure that your laptop is fully charged, since we cannot guarantee that there will be access to power outlets at the workshop.
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