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Summer Novel Starter (Online class, Canceled)

June 22, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday, repeating until June 22, 2020

Instructor: Randall Klein
$330 Members | $365 Nonmembers
Mondays, 6/1/20 – 8/31/20 | 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Thirteen-week class

It’s summer! You can accomplish a lot or you can accomplish just a little. BUT..if it is on your bucket list to start a first draft of a novel guided by a seasoned veteran of the writing world, why would you say no?  This class is designed to help writers start a novel in any genre in a condensed and intense format. It’s a novel staycation that packs a punch. You’ll study every aspect of novel writing and apply what you are learning. Class includes one-to-one consultations with instructor and multiple workshopping opportunities. Initial workshop will be of between 5K-15K words and a second workshop will be between 15K-25K, as well as outlines and sketches submitted for feedback from peers and the instructor.

A first session will be for meeting the class and scheduling, so that the work can begin in earnest one week later. So, there are thirteen meetings, but twelve of them will be for classwork. Class will meet Mondays, from 6:30-9:00 pm, starting on 6/1/2020 (meet and greet, scheduling); 6/8/2020; 6/15/2020; 6/22/2020; 6/29/2020; 7/13/2020; 7/20/2020; 7/27/2020; 8/3/2020; 8/10/2020; 8/17/2020; 8/24/2020; 8/31/2020.

Randall Klein worked in publishing for a decade, starting at the literary agency Trident Media Group, then as an editor, first within the Random House Publishing Group, then for Diversion Books, where he acquired and edited over one hundred books across all genres. He is also the author of the novel Little Disasters, published in May of 2018 by Viking Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House.

This class has been canceled, and will be reoffered in our Fall Term. Please watch the website for specifics. 


June 22, 2020
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Randall Klein


508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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