Start Your Novel

How many years have you been threatening to write that novel? Gather up your journals and notes and get the guidance you need to create a clear and manageable strategy to structurally map out your ideas. Stop thinking about your novel and start a tangible plan. In this four week class you will develop a three act writing plan for your novel. Whether you've already begun your novel and gotten stuck, or just have an idea, this class will help you structurally plan your entire novel. This class is for writers of every level. 

Workshop Leader: Cole Lavalais

Dates: Saturdays, 10:30am- 12:00pm (4/7, 4/14, 4/21, & 4/28) .

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The Instructor

Cole Lavalais’ short stories have appeared in The Offing, ObsidianApogeeWarpland,Tidal Basin Review and others. Her novel, Summer of the Cicadas, debuted in 2016. She holds a M.F.A. from Chicago State University and a Ph.D. from University of Illinois at Chicago in Creative Writing. She is a Visiting Writer at Mississippi University for Women and has taught writing for thirteen years.