I’ve taken several writing classes at One Lit Place. These are the best writing courses I’ve ever taken.
Marianne Scott, Author, Finding Ruby
In this intensive eight-week “get results” workshop, writers dive deep into their work, furthering and refining novel or memoir chapters, short stories, personal essays and experimental work. Our supportive, intimate, and inclusive atmosphere promotes insightful feedback and in-depth conversations with the ultimate goal of helping each participant ready their work for publication.
Additionally, you will expand your acumen as a writer by engaging with craft fundamentals through readings, exercises and discussions about the writing process that build vital writing skills and provide inspiration.
April 15, 2019 – June 9, 2019
Who Should Take This Workshop?
Writers who have an early body of material they wish to shape and refine or writers who have taken beginner courses and now wish to develop some of their work and acumen in craft in works of fiction (short story and novel) and nonfiction (essay and memoir) for publication.
This workshop may be taken to boost your process or a specific project, and may be taken regularly as a fundamental part of the writing process to continue to improve, meet deadlines, and have a core group of invested peer writers available who will invest in your writing.
At the start of each week, new lecture notes, readings, and peer manuscripts are posted for the group to read, download, and work with on their own schedule. With the online classroom available 24/7 and the conversation happening continuously throughout throughout the week, this dynamic workshop is both immersive as part of a writer’s lifestyle and easy for busy writers to write and contribute from anywhere, at any time, and on your own schedule.
At the end of the workshop, writers emerge with detailed manuscript notes from peer writers and instructor to help them hone and polish their works-in-progress, along with practical information, resources and exploratory exercises that will lead to more opportunity for publication.
How the Online Workshop Works
- After enrolling, you will receive an email with some information about your workshop. A few days before the workshop is to begin, you will receive your username and log in information for our secure online classroom.
- Once the course begins, you will have unlimited access to your secure online classroom. Log in any time to enjoy ongoing conversation, post work and feedback, and download materials from the instructor and fellow students 24/7.
- The class takes place according to a weekly structure: each Monday, the instructor posts lecture and conversation notes, readings, and other pertinent information. You can take the full week to engage with the materials and enjoy the ongoing connection and chat any time.
- Your instructor will provide a workshop schedule so each participant has the opportunity to submit and receive deep feedback on approximately 40-50 pages of developing manuscript from the other writers and instructor.
How Is this Workshop Different?
The workshop is intimately sized so every poet has ample opportunity to receive personalized attention from the instructor and engage one another. The specific feedback you will get on your developing work will serve as a guide as you revise it for sharing with others and publication. All of the poets will be celebrated for their diverse perspectives and voices, and encouraged to further their writing in order to continue to embrace their natural views and selves in their work. The online format makes the workshop part of your daily life, something that becomes part of your writing practice and everyday activity, making it an effective and highly productive experience.
Krista Foss is a writer of novels, short stories and creative non-fiction. Her short fiction has appeared in Granta and has twice been a finalist for the Journey Prize. Krista’s essay writing, which won the PRISM International creative non-fiction contest in 2016, has been nominated for a National Magazine Award and featured in Best Canadian Essays. Her first novel, Smoke River, published by McClelland & Stewart, won the Hamilton Literary Award. She is a senior editor at Hamilton Review of Books, at work on her second novel, a collection of essays about cycling and a television project. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia.