Thursday & Friday 6:00 pm EDT - 7:30 pm EDT November 4 to November 5, 2021
Online via Zoom
Audible Executive Editor C.J. Farley (leading the 11/4 session on writing and editing) and Audible Producer Ann Heppermann (leading the 11/5 session on production and narration) will provide insight into the engaging and creative ways that authors are attracting new audiences through audio storytelling. With the explosive growth of audio as a medium through which readers are both experiencing books and enjoying new works, understanding the nuances of writing—and creating—with listeners in mind unlocks new opportunities and avenues for writers and creators.
C.J. Farley is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, including Around Harvard Square, winner of a 2020 NAACP Image Award. He’s worked as a music critic and senior editor for Time magazine and as an arts editor and senior editor for the Wall Street Journal. His books include the bestsellers Before the Legend: The Rise of Bob Marley, which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award, and Aaliyah: More Than a Woman, which was made into a hit Lifetime movie. Farley co-wrote the book The Blues with Martin Scorsese, and was a consulting producer for HBO’s hit documentary Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown, which won a Peabody. A graduate of Harvard, he’s currently an Executive Editor at Amazon Inc’s Audible. His new novel Zero O’Clock is due out September 7, 2021.
Ann Heppermann is an executive producer at Audible. She is also the founder of the Sarah Awards which celebrates and rewards radio drama for the 21st century. Likened to the Oscars by the New York Times, the Sarah Awards encourages producers to push the boundaries of audio fiction. She’s worked in audio for nearly 20 years and received numerous awards, including a Peabody.In 2011 she was named a United States Artists Rockefeller Fellow. A dedicated educator, she has been teaching audio fiction at Sarah Lawrence College in its writing program since 2011. She’s also hosted the fiction podcast Serendipity and worked on fiction podcasts for Netflix. Bitch magazine called her a “sort of Goddess of podcasting,” which pleases her very much.
About this series
We strive to make our classes the most inviting and rewarding available, offering an intimate environment to study with award-winning, world-class writers. Each class is specially designed by the instructor, so whether you’re a fledgling writer or an MFA graduate polishing your novel, you’ll find a perfect fit here.
Narrative Truth: How Fiction Can Serve Your Nonfiction with Courtney Zoffness$150
Saturday & Sunday 2:00 pm EDT - 5:00 pm EDT October 23 to October 24, 2021
Free Virtual KidsReading Club: The Jumbies
Saturday, 1:00 pm EDT - 2:30 pm EDT October 23, 2021
Beyond the Tropes: Family Secrets and Burdens in Speculative Fiction with Marc Abbott (Online Only)
3 Monthly Sessions Sundays, 1:00 pm EDT - 2:30 pm EDT October 24 to December 19, 2021
Structuring Your Story: Shaping Fiction with Julia Phillips — Sold Out$395
Once a week Thursdays, 7:30 pm EDT - 9:30 pm EDT October 28 to December 9, 2021
Prose Translation Studio with Daniel Hahn$395
Once a week Thursdays, 7:00 pm EDT - 9:00 pm EDT October 28 to December 9, 2021
KidsWriting Genre Workshops: Fall 2021
Saturday, 11:30 am EDT - 1:00 pm EDT October 30, 2021
Reading Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick with Sheridan Hay (Online Only) — Sold Out
Once a week Wednesdays, 6:00 pm EDT - 7:30 pm EDT November 3 to December 22, 2021
Crafting Personal Narratives with Zaina Arafat$125
Monday & Tuesday 7:00 pm EDT - 9:15 pm EDT November 8 to November 9, 2021
The Craft of the Unputdownable Story: How to Grab a Reader’s Attention and Keep It with Stefan Merrill Block$125
Friday - Sunday 1:00 pm EDT - 2:30 pm EDT November 12 to November 14, 2021
The Hardest Part: Writing Beginnings and Endings with Joe Wilkins$125
Monday & Tuesday 5:00 pm EDT - 7:15 pm EDT November 22 to November 23, 2021