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Kirsten Bakis

Kirsten Bakis‘s novel Lives of the Monster Dogs was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, won a Bram Stoker Award, was shortlisted for Britain’s prestigious Baily’s Prize, and has a band named after it. A special 20th anniversary edition came out in 2017, with an introduction by Jeff VanderMeer. Bakis is the recipient of a Whiting Award, a Michener/Copernicus Society of America grant, and a Teaching/Writing Fellowship from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She’s currently at work on a novel, is an editor-at-large for the literary journal Origins, and has been a member of the resident faculty at the Yale Summer Conference since it began. There’s a great essay in The Atlantic on The Lives of the Monster Dogs on the occasion of its 20th Anniversary.

June 2019

I Am Not a Real Writer with Kirsten Bakis

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
$215 14 tickets left

Please note that this is a four-week session. The class will meet on these 4 Saturdays: 6/15, 6/22, 6/29, 7/6 “I am not a real writer” is what I hear most often from people who almost take a class, but don’t. This fiction writing intensive is for everyone who is concerned about having what it […]

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July 2019

Year of Your Book Fiction: Deep Revision with Kirsten Bakis

July 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
$320 10 tickets left

NB: This is a six-week class that starts July 8th and ends August 12th. New Students MUST APPLY w/ten page sample send to [email protected] for review by instructor. This class is the advanced version of Kirsten Bakis’ popular Year of Your Book class. This course is designed for students who either have a first draft […]

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Year of Your Book Fiction with Kirsten Bakis

July 10 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
$320 15 tickets left

This a 6-week class meeting Wednesdays 10:15am-12:15pm from July 10-August 14. How long have you been saying you want to write a book? How much longer do you have to wait? Whether you have a partial draft, or just an idea and the desire to write, this class can help you reach that goal. In-class […]

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I Am Not A Real Writer with Kirsten Bakis

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
$320 15 tickets left

NB: This is a six-week class that starts on Saturday July 10th and ends on Saturday August 17th. “I am not a real writer” is what I hear most often from people who almost take a class, but don’t. This fiction writing intensive is for everyone who is concerned about having what it takes, whether […]

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Mapping the Plot with Kirsten Bakis

July 13 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hudson Valley Writers Center, Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
$124 15 tickets left
Kristen Bakis

This one-day class is back by popular demand. Kirsten Bakis will help you map the plot of your novel in progress. Open to writers of all levels.

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