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The Fundamentals of Writing with Nora Raleigh Baskin (via Zoom)
September 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm$320.00
The Fundamentals of Writing
This six week course will break down and cover, in depth, the basic elements of writing fiction, and non-fiction, since STORY is the key to both.
Each class will focus on a different topic:
— Character development
Each two hour session will be broken into two parts: Lecture/discussion and workshop / writing exercise based on the topic covered.
This class series will be held via Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent at the time of registration (please check spam filters) and again the day before class. Please write to [email protected] with any questions.
Instructor Nora Raleigh Baskin, a 2001 Publisher’s Weekly FLYING START, is the author of fifteen novels for young adults and a contributor to several short story collections. Her personal narrative essays have appeared in WRITER MAGAZINE, Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, and NCTE Voices From the Middle. Her books have won several awards, including the 2010 American Library Association Schneider Family Book Award for Anything But Typical (S&S), and in 2016, an International Literacy Association Notable Books for a Global Society for Ruby on the Outside (S&S). Ms. Baskin has taught creative writing classes and workshops around the country for over twenty years in such places as Gotham Writers Workshop, Fairfield Co. Writers Studio, Manhattanville College, and S.U.N.Y Purchase. Her newest MG novel, Consider the Octopus (co-authored with Gae Polisner) was published (Henry Holt) April 2022. You can find her at WordOnion.us