Upcoming Workshops


Writing Workshop with Alex Gonzalez: Horror 101

Thursdays, May 4, 11, 18, 25 | 7 PM - 9 PM | Virtual

You want to get into horror but you don’t know where to start. This is your sign. This is an intensive, boot campy, crash course 4 week program that will throw you head first into reading, writing, talking, screaming, digesting, sweating, and bleeding horror content. It’s going to be a blast!

We will meet on the following Thursdays: May 4, 11, 18, 25 from 7-9PM EST. Over those 4 weeks, participants will read a number of stories from various subgenres with the intent to identify tools and techniques used by the author. Implementing lessons and notes from class, students will workshop one story they’re passionate about over the duration of the course. At the end you’re going to have a story you’re proud of, but also you will have had a little tapas of what horror can be. Welcome to the fold!!

Crash Course: Navigating Book Contracts

Thursday, May 25 | 5 PM - 6:30 PM | Virtual

Are you moving toward finally signing a contract with a publisher? Are you out on submission and not even thinking about what a contract might be like? Either way, we're here to put you at ease: contracts aren't as scary as you think! Join Meg and Kate of Hub City Press for a surface level run through of what to expect in an author contract, red flags and warning signs, what you should and shouldn't see, and resources for making sure you're advocating for yourself and your book.

Crash Course is a virtual workshop series designed to demystify all aspects of publishing and the business of writing. Have an idea for a topic? Email kate@hubcity.org.


Writing Workshop with Jessica Handler: Writing History, Yours and Others'

Thursday, June 15 and 22 | 7 PM - 9 PM | Virtual

How do writers of fiction, nonfiction, and hybrid prose present vibrant history on the page? How does a writer capture the telling characteristics of a place and time, making the details of characters’ lives resonate with contemporary readers? What’s true of “then” that creates a narrative conflict—and connection—with “now?”

Through generative writing exercises, discussion, and analysis of excerpted work by authors including John Sayles, Sarah Broom, and others, plus your own work—we'll examine the author's craft of bringing history to life. Each student will workshop their writing during the second class session, receiving verbal feedback from their peers and the instructor.

This course is suitable for writers of historical fiction, memoir, and narrative nonfiction, and is open to writers with all levels of experience.

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