Electric Literature and Catapult.co Launch New Series of Writing Workshops and Classes

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Can writing be taught? Fuck yeah! Today, we’re announcing Electric Literature and Catapult.co’s freshly-minted writing classes. Our goal is to connect emerging and unpublished writers with some of the most dynamic and interesting literary writers in NYC, and create the kind of writing classes we wish we could take ourselves.

Let James Hannaham, author of the “unforgettable new novel” Delicious Foods, be your guide in a six-week master class beginning on April 27th. Find the theme in your writing with “rising star” Sarah Gerard beginning on May 14th. Or, revise and bring your draft new life as Ted Thompson shares his “great gift for storytelling” with you beginning on June 1st. All classes are held in NYC.

Applications are now open, and space is limited.

Master Class: Elements of Short Fiction

led by James Hannaham

Application deadline: April 20

Advanced Fiction Workshop: Finding Your Theme

led by Sarah Gerard

Advanced Fiction Workshop: Revise, Revise, Revise

led by Ted Thompson

Our workshops are open to aspiring writers of all stripes — we ask only that you love to write and love to read, and that you’re enthusiastic about engaging with a community of peers in a respectful and fun environment. MFA grads are welcome; so are MBA-holders/chefs/road workers/violinists/underwater basket weavers. Whether you’re polishing up your third novel, preparing work for submissions to journals or graduate programs, or are simply interested in finessing your craft, you’re welcome to join us.

All classes will be held in our shiny new Manhattan offices, located in the Flatiron district. Most workshops will take place in the evening or on weekends, and post-class carousing is encouraged. Every class will feature a workshop component and one-on-one meetings with instructors.

We’ll be adding more classes throughout the summer, including weekend intensives, craft seminars, and writing bootcamps.

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