This Level II workshop runs for 8 weeks from October 5 and meets Thursdays 18:30 – 21:00 at Sarphatistraat 213-IV, 1018GJ Amsterdam. Class size is usually 8-10 people.
Level II builds on the core skills acquired in Level I. The focus is on deepening the emotional connection in your writing and further developing your own voice and material. Fiction writers work on building and sustaining readers’ interest over longer pieces.
In Level II you’ll continue to grow your writerly toolkit through weekly exercises and in-depth analysis of poems and excerpts from stories and novels. The last quarter of the class is focussed on carrying forward an exercise—building towards a complete story or publication-ready poem. In addition, writers who’ve completed at least one term of Level II have the opportunity to bring in a poem or up to 2000 words of prose outside of the weekly exercises for critique.
This course is open to writers who have completed Level I (or who have an MFA in creative writing or equivalent training) and by permission of the instructor. If you’re new to our group, please drop us a line before registering.
Most writers take two to three terms of Level II workshops before moving to Level III.
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