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Writing Workshops

The Novel Writing Clinic with Keisha Bush


8 Sessions

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Once a week Wednesdays, 6:30 pm EDT - 8:30 pm EDT June 5 to July 24, 2024

Online via Zoom

Writing a novel often feels like you are scaling a mountain with no peak, and your climbing gear has worn itself out, leaving you with scraped knees and elbows. In this course, we will approach our work with kindness and open-heartedness. Students will workshop their pages, and together, we’ll discuss character development, dialogue, narrative drive, pacing, point of view, structure, and anything else that is a pressing issue within the work. Come with a willingness to learn your strengths and weaknesses and how to use that vital knowledge to your advantage. Over the eight weeks, we will laugh, play, and have fun as we accomplish more with joy than with grief.

Course Outline
  • Session I: Introduction, lecture on POV and a brief overview of other literary techniques, in-class reading, in-class writing session, breakout groups
  • Sessions II–VIII: Workshop submissions

Led by

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    Keisha Bush

    Keisha Bush

    Keisha Bush is the author of No Heaven For Good Boys, a New York Times Editors’ Choice, and the Scholastic children’s book My Family Tree. She has a business degree from Bentley University, an MFA in creative writing from The New School, and is currently pursuing a Master of Theology degree at Harvard Divinity School. She has received fellowships from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace Residency, the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Moulin à Nef, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Vermont Studio Center. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Lion’s Roar magazine, Literary Hub, the Rumpus, and Electric Lit. She currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.