Writing workshops with mentors
You’ll meet regularly online with eight other writers in your mentor workshop group, which your mentor will facilitate. You’ll work with the same group for 10 months in one of the following genres:
- Poetry and lyric prose
- Speculative fiction and writing for young adults
After receiving training in our workshop process in Manuscript Critique for Writers, you'll continue to develop your skills in giving and receiving constructive feedback throughout the fall, spring and early summer within the context of your mentor workshop group. In the spring, you'll identify the contents of your final portfolio (which will require 20 pages of writing), do the necessary revisions to bring it to final draft, and continue to workshop your new writing.
Toward the end of the program, the focus of these workshops will shift to revising your writing and completing your portfolio.
One-on-one mentor meetings
During the program, you will have three one-on-one sessions with your mentor. During your one-hour meeting, you can discuss your writing, identify goals, and ask your mentor for advice on advancing your writing career.