Join us for a 5-week novel writing class in November for adult learners taught by Victoria Dalpe in person at Mount Pleasant Library!
As another November comes around, many writers both seasoned and beginner, will embark on NaNorimo, aka National Novel Writing Month. The goal of NaNorimo is to write an entire novel (approx. minimum length 60k words) in one month. Herculean? You bet, but for the right writer, the work they do on their novel in November, whether they complete the challenge or not, can be the jumpstart they need. This 5 week workshop at the Mt. Pleasant Library invites aspiring and seasoned novelists to get the support of a workshop group while writing their manuscripts. Classes will have discussions on aspects of novel writing, from outlining, plotting, process, character development, dialogue, tone, and edits. There will be time within the class for independent work and crits, either whole class or in smaller groupings. Attention will be paid to what happens after the book is written, covering outlining, beta readers, and looking for where to send it! Students in the class will be encouraged to write a cover letter and pitch document ‘selling’ their novel and do homework researching different publishers and options for a completed novel. By the end of the 5 week workshop, students should leave the class with a firmer grasp on their novels, themselves as writers, and the path their novel will take once it is complete.
About the Instructor: Victoria Dalpe is a Providence, RI based writer and artist. Her short fiction has been published in over thirty anthologies to date. Her first novel, Parasite Life, came out in 2018 and will be re-released with Nightscape Press in 2023. Her debut short story collection, Les Femmes Grotesques, will be out in October 2022. In 2019, she co-edited The Necronimicon 2019 Memento Book with Justin Steele. Victoria is a member of the Horror Writers Association and the New England Horror Writers. She is also the Gallery Chair and Board Member of the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative and shows her paintings throughout New England.
Register through Eventbrite to sign up for the class. Classes run every Wednesday night in November, 6pm-7:30pm, November 2nd through November 30th in person at Mt. Pleasant Library. Please sign up only if you plan on attending all five classes.
Contact: Lee Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org , 401-272-0106 x4203.