萨克拉门托 Writers' Workshop

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萨克拉门托 Writers’ Workshop
Adult Education Workshop at Country Day

The Sacramento Writers’ Workshop is an intensive manuscript development program for aspiring short story writers and novelists, hosted by 萨克拉门托 Country Day 学校. Participants will have the opportunity to polish a piece of writing, refine their craft, 和 connect with other writers in a constructive 设置。

The Sacramento Writers’ Workshop is an intensive manuscript development program for aspiring short story writers and novelists, hosted by 萨克拉门托 Country Day 学校. Participants will have the opportunity to polish a piece of writing, refine their craft, 和 connect with other writers in a constructive 设置。

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About the Writers’ Workshop

About the Program

The 萨克拉门托 Writers’ Workshop is an intensive manuscript development program for aspiring short story writers and novelists. After submitting a manuscript, accepted participants will have their unpublished writing thoroughly reviewed by peers and an experienced instructor. Each manuscript will be workshopped for approximately one hour, 和 individual consultations will be available afterward upon request (especially for those participants who wish to publish their 工作)。

Rather than meet in person, we will be sharing our annotated manuscripts via email and conducting group discussions via Zoom during our originally planned meeting times. A typical workshop will begin with the instructor and participants describing what the story meant, what worked especially well, and what might be improved. A focused discussion of the manuscript in terms of structure, character, and language will follow. Finally, the author of the manuscript will have an opportunity to ask clarifying questions at the end of the discussion. Praise will be generous, 和 criticism will be respectful.

The 2020 萨克拉门托 Writers’ Workshop will focus on intermediate and advanced fiction, though writers of all levels are encouraged to apply. While this program is intended for adults (age 18 和 over), ambitious high school seniors are welcome to apply.

About the Instructor

Jason Hinojosa is the author of numerous award-winning short stories 和 two novels, 最后 罗森 和 The Conception of Zachary 沉思.

In the last decade, Hinojosa has lived and worked in Hong Kong, India, Rwanda, and the United States. He recently completed his MFA in fiction at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, studying with Marilynne Robinson, Ethan Canin, Ayana Mathis, and Paul Harding. His fiction focuses primarily on themes of family, time, sexuality, place, and perspective. Hinojosa has taught literature and creative writing courses at various levels including university, continuing education, high school, and middle school programs. He currently teaches at 萨克拉门托 Country Day School 和 serves as the High 学校 English Department 椅子。 

Session Dates 

Our 2020 Workshop has concluded. Please sign up for updates about our 2021 程序。

July 13-24, 2020
MWF 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

The Workshop will meet via email and Zoom for two weeks, three meetings per week, two hours per meeting. The first Workshop meeting will feature lectures on craft 和 establish the norms of the 程序。 The second meeting will be the first manuscript review.

Course Materials

Participants should have annotated manuscripts 和 response letters prepared before Zoom discussions. A notepad or laptop will be required for participation.

成本

The cost of the program is $465 for applications received on or before May 1, 2020 和 $515 after that date. The application deadline is June 1. Need-based financial aid is available; please inquire 这里.

Workshop fees must be paid by credit card at this time. Payment will be requested after your manuscript has been reviewed 和 you have been formally accepted into the 程序。 

Workshop fees are non-refundable, except in that case that the minimum enrollment for the class is not met, 和 the class is 取消。 

Application

Please complete our application form to submit your fiction manuscript. Please allow up to six weeks for review. Your manuscript submission will be the work reviewed for the Workshop. If you feel strongly that another piece should be workshopped instead, please request this change after you are accepted. Once accepted to the program, you will be asked to pay your full Workshop fee.

Info for Accepted Participants

Every accepted program participant is strongly encouraged to read each manuscript twice. First, read through the manuscript as if you were reading a published work in a newspaper, magazine, or online journal. Second, read and annotate the manuscript with your comments 和 questions.

Every participant must then write a short response letter to be ready on the day that manuscript is being workshopped. The workshop letter is not only an opportunity to provide feedback to your fellow participant; it is also an opportunity for you to articulate and refine your own underst和ing of the many interconnected elements of effective writing.

Thoughtful, respectful, and detailed feedback is expected. Please be judicious with your criticism 和 generous with your praise.

问题

问题 regarding the details of this program may be directed to Jason Hinojosa.

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If you’d like to receive information about future 萨克拉门托 Writers’ Workshops, please complete our contact form. For questions about the program, please contact Jason Hinojosa.