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THE WRITERS INSTITUTE

Save the Date! May 6-9, 2015

 

Four days of intensive workshops on fiction, nonfiction, poetry, publishing, and more! All of them taught by respected visiting authors and agents in the heart of downtown Miami at the Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College.


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2015 Workshops:


• One-Day Publishing Lecture:
Publishing 101 with Rachel Deahl SOLD OUT!

• Three-Day Workshops:
The Shape of a Life: Finding the Story with Kate Christensen SOLD OUT!

Crossing Paths: Plot & Structure with Lynne Barrett SOLD OUT!
The Art of Graphic Storytelling with George O'Connor

• Four-Day Workshops:
Page Turners: Creating Suspense and Momentum with Benjamin Percy SOLD OUT!
Bringing the Outside In: Poetry and Wonder with Aimee Nezhukumatathil


- Agent Manuscript Consultations:

Agent Manuscript Consultations with Andy Kifer SOLD OUT!

 

How to register (includes link to registration forms, fees and submission instructions)


Note: Space in workshops is limited. Register as soon as possible to secure your space. Payment must be received at time of registration and must have cleared at least five business days prior to the first day of class. Please note registration deadlines for each course. Please speak to a member of our registrations staff if you require clarification.



Quality workshops? Of course, but the Writers Institute is so much more:

 
Manuscript Consultations – Get feedback on your manuscript in one-on-one sessions with Andy Kifer. Space is limited.
 
Lunchtime Reads – Each day, gather for lunch and hear Writers Institute faculty read from their work.
 
First Draft: A Literary Social – On Thursday, May 7 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. join us for drinks and a writing prompt with a twist at The Democratic Republic of Beer/180 Bistro, 501 N.E. 1st Ave., Downtown Miami. This is how it goes: participants are led in a short, themed writing prompt, then everyone gets some time to write their stories. Those who want to can read their work aloud. We'll take a break to drink and socialize (your first drink is on the house!), then we start the whole process over again. Theme: Changes / Instructor: Anjanette Delgado

Happy Hour – Just because the writing stops, doesn't mean the fun has to. Join us on Friday, May 8 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Books & Books' bookstore and café at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.


How to register (includes link to registration forms, fees and submission instructions)



Registration Deadlines:

April 1: Early-bird Registration – Register by this date and enter a drawing to win a FREE manuscript consultation (an $80 value)!

April 15: Last day to submit a manuscript for consultation with a literary agent.

April 29: Registration deadline.

Note: Space in workshops is limited. Register as soon as possible to secure your space. Payment must be received at time of registration and must have cleared at least five business days prior to the first day of class. Please note registration deadlines for each course. Please speak to a member of our registration staff if you require clarification.


 

 

*The Writers Institute Refund Policy

Please note that because enrollment in most workshops is limited to 15 students, we must have ample time to seek and register a replacement should you be forced to cancel your attendance to the Writers Institute. For that reason, the deadline to cancel your registration for any workshop or lecture and receive a full refund is Wednesday, April 1, 2015. After that date, we will not be able to offer any refunds.