The Writer's Hotel Master Class in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry (TWH 2015)
Organization: The Writer's Hotel
Venue: City of New York
|Event Date/Time: Jun 10, 2015||End Date/Time: Jun 16, 2015|
|Registration Date: Mar 07, 2015|
|Paper Submission Date: Mar 07, 2015|
THE WRITER'S HOTEL MASTER CLASS IN FICTION, NONFICTION & POETRY, JUNE 10-16, 2015: NEW YORK CITY
Your mini low-residency. Pre and post study. Workshops, seminars, agents and readings in NYC. Application deadline: April 1, 2015.
Your mini low-res starts the moment you're accepted. Put your writing first. We're ready when you are!
Free to apply: https://thenewguard.submittable.com/submit/afe4f31a-5c95-4e54-806a-adcb1c4e6352
The Writer’s Hotel Master Class is a hybrid. TWH is part residency and part conference with all the important components of low-residency mentorship built in. TWH is the only writing conference with a pre-conference editing service. We edit your target manuscript before the conference, and even work with you afterwards for two weeks. We are writers ourselves, and we carefully designed our program so that our fellow writers would have all the coaching and help they need--not just a quick conference but a full service beginning months before the conference and ending a few weeks afterwards. It truly is a mini low residency program. Our goal is simple: we want you to be the best writer you can be.
Our work with you begins the moment we accept you. From then on, we work hard with you on writing craft and help you cultivate better editing skills, so that you can become your own best editor. We work with you on the manuscript you'll bring to the conference as part of our conference package. Both Scott Wolven and Shanna McNair read your manuscript twice, making extensive comments. We help you polish this target manuscript for the agents and editors we'll introduce you to on site. We also help you to create a great query letter, and help you hone your industry communication skills.
You'll get to workshop with your genre mentor and peers in NYC. There will also be a faculty panel, where you'll receive feedback on your work. Workshops, lectures and literary events are held in midtown Manhattan between three writer's hotels, The Algonquin Hotel, The Library HOtel and The Bryant Park Hotel. Workshops will take place at The Library Hotel Writer's Den, Poetry Garden and Executive Boardroom and workshops, lectures and seminars will be given at The Bryant Park Hotel Terrace Loft and The Loft.
Workshop Leaders are TWH Edito Scott Wolven, and TWH Founder and Director Shanna McNair instructing in Fiction; Richard Hoffman and Elyssa East, instructing in Nonfiction and Stephen Dunn instructing in Poetry. There will be special guests and lecturers in all three genres, including a lecture on the visual narrative by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Zach Zamboni, a short poetry workshop hosted by Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair and writing craft lectures by poet and author Barbara Hurd and poet Kathleen Aguero.
There are four different writing lectures to choose from each afternoon. We help you bring your work to market, right there in NYC where the publishing industry is strong. We bring agents and editors to you on panels and at our speed dating events, so you can make real connections in the industry. We coach you in reading performance, so that you can be a more confident, impactful reader. You will get to read at an incredible venue, and you’ll be named on a TWH event poster. Our venues include KGB Bar Lit's Red Room, The Half King and Kinokuniya.
For a little extra fun, we also host literary walking tours and a game of "Wink, Murder" at The Algonquin Hotel, a parlor game made famous by NYC's so-called "Vicious Circle."
It's free to apply. Just send in 20 pages. The sooner you're accepted, the sooner we can get to work on your manuscript. Tuition is $2,500 and includes all pre-conference editing services, in- town events, workshops, lectures, agent speed-dating and student readings in the city.
Let's get started!
Please note: TWH is a part of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Writers and Writing Conferences community. TWH applicants are eligible for AWP's Scholarship Competition for conference attendees, where three $500 conference stipend grants are awarded each year to emerging writers of Fiction, Nonfiction or Poetry. TWH will also award three stipends, ranging from $200-$500 on site in NYC, to be announced after deadline, post registration. TWH stipend recipients are chosen at our sole discretion. We also are able to point applicants toward credit opportunities via our billing arm, and we can let you know about affordable hotels nearby. TA positions are filled for TWH 2015.
Please inquire at Editors@WritersHotel.com for more details.