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Saturday, May 6 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
8G: Your First Page Workshop FULL
Limited Capacity full

Important: Please read this description carefully before signing up, and bring all necessary materials to the session if you wish to have your work read aloud.

In this session, four seasoned authors -- who, among them, have published over twenty-five books of fiction and non-fiction -- will offer on-the-spot concrete advice on the first page of your novel, short story, memoir, or personal essay. First pages will be chosen reandomly and read aloud by a volunteer.

Over the course of the hour, each author will also read an published first page (possibly one of his/her own) and discuss what makes it work, and/or the decisions they made to get it to its final form. 

Please bring FIVE COPIES of THE FIRST 250 WORDS of your manuscript double-spaced, to the session, TITLED, with its GENRE marked clearly at the top. STAPLE the copies together into a packet. You will leave the packet in a box at the front of the room, and it will be chosen randomly by the reader. (Unfortunately, given the volume of submissions, we can not guarantee that yours will be read aloud).

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Ann Hood

Ann Hood is the author of the bestselling novels The Book That Matters Most, The Obituary Writer, The Knitting Circle, The Red Thread, and Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine. Her memoir, Comfort: A Journey Through Grief, was a NYT Editor's Choice and was named one of the top ten no... Read More →
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Stephen McCauley

Stephen McCauley is the author of eight novels, two published under the name Rain Mitchell.  He is Associate Director of Creative Writing at Brandeis University. His books include The Object of My Affection and, most recently, Insignificant Others. Three of his novels have been m... Read More →
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Mameve Medwed

Mameve Medwed-- Bangor, Maine's other writer-- is the author of five novels, Mail, Host Family, The End of an Error, How Elizabeth Barrett Browning Saved My Life (2007 Massachusetts Book Award Honors in Fiction), and Of Men and Their Mothers. She has published essays in three ant... Read More →
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Sebastian Stuart

As a playwright, Sebastian Stuart was dubbed “the poet Laureate of the East Village” by Michael Musto in the Village Voice. His work has been seen at LaMama, The Kitchen, Theater for the New City, the Public Theater and other downtown venues. He has won grants from the Edward Albee Foundation, the Jerome Foundation, the Hale Matthews Award, and several play commissions. His screenplays have been optioned by Academy Award winning actress/director Lee Grant and actress/director Sondra Locke, among others. | | His... Read More →

Saturday May 6, 2017 3:45pm - 5:00pm
White Hill Room

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