Master Class with Patti Gauch: The Search for Voice, the Next Step! 2019

About This Event

Overview

Voice is the novel’s storyteller, the inroad to character, the guide to the narrative, the road inward as well as well as outward. It is the spirit–the soul and the heartbeat–of the book.

Using the work of some of our best young adult and middle grade fiction writers, like Philip Pullman, Nicola Yoon, John Green, Maggie Stiefvater, and others, experienced writers will take next steps to refine and finally discover their most authentic Voices.

Join Patricia Lee Gauch–writer, award-winning editor, and publisher–who has been on a search for Voice since her earliest publishing days, convinced it is where good story begins.

Please note that this course is designed for experienced writers. Writers who have taken the previous “Search for Voice” (2016) are welcome.

Please note that there is an application process for this workshop.

You must register to apply for this workshop. After you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the application you will need to fill out.

The application deadline is August 1, 2019. Decisions will be made soon after the application deadline, after which you will be expected to turn in your manuscript pages.

Once you submit your application for the workshop, you may also submit a scholarship application. For scholarship applications, you only need to fill in information that is not included on your workshop application.

What You’ll Learn

Using the work of some of our best young adult and middle grade fiction writers, experienced writers will take next steps to refine and finally discover their most authentic Voices.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for experienced middle grade and young adult writers. Writers who have taken the previous “Search for Voice” workshop (2016) are welcome.

Agenda

Day 1

Afternoon: arrival and check in.

Evening: Hors d’oeuvres and dinner.

After dinner: Introductions.

Days 2 & 3

Lectures and free writing time.

Special guest lecture.

Day 4

Morning: Wrap-up.

Afternoon: Lunch and farewell.

Resources

Writers, Find Your Voice

Discovering Your Authentic Voice

Editors Are Looking For Your Authentic Voice

Find Your Writing Voice

Testimonials

“Patti truly is incomparable. I’ve been working on honing my writing for 20+ years. I’ve had the good fortune of working with [many editors.] Nobody comes close to Patti.”

“Patti Gauch is that rare combination of someone who can inspire deeply while instructing rigorously. She gave us the tools we needed to create transcendent moments, opportunities to do so, and insightful feedback that was honest and helpful. She challenged us as writers while protecting our spirits and gifts.”


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