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Crossing the Lines: Mixed Genre Workshop with Dawn Raffel (Sold Out)


6 Sessions

Out of stock

Once a week Wednesdays, 7:00 pm EDT - 9:00 pm EDT April 21 to May 26, 2021

Online via Zoom

This workshop has reached its capacity. To join the waitlist, please email Thierry Kehou at

This workshop is for anyone writing literary fiction, narrative nonfiction, memoir, or hybrid work, and for those who genre-hop. We’ll explore writing strategies that apply across the board, from tapping into the roots of creativity, to sentence-making and structure, to sustainable writing practices. We’ll also explore the way genres intersect, inform, and energize one another. The workshop will include interactive exercises and a group critique of one manuscript of up to 4000 words from each participant, along with written commentary from the instructor. Nontraditional narratives welcome!

Levels: Introductory, Intermediate
Capacity: 12

This workshop will take place online via Zoom. Participants will receive instructions for access prior to the first session.


Led by

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    Dawn Raffel

    Dawn Raffel

    Dawn Raffel is the author of five books, most recently The Strange Case of Dr. Couney: How a Mysterious European Showman Saved Thousands of American Babies. Previous books include a novel, a memoir, and two critically acclaimed short story collections. Her work has appeared in O, The Oprah Magazine, BOMB, NOON, the San Francisco Chronicle, and many other publications, and has been widely anthologized. A longtime magazine editor, she helped launch O, The Oprah Magazine, where she served as executive articles editor. She has taught creative writing in the MFA program at Columbia University; Summer Literary Seminars in Russia, Canada, Lithuania, and Georgia (the country); and at The Center for Fiction. She has also served repeatedly as an emerging writer mentor at The Center for Fiction and at AWP, and works as an independent book editor. She brings a holistic approach to her teaching, drawing on her experiences both as a writer and editor across genres.