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Writers' Studio Announces Courses At Fairfield Writer's Studio In Westport

The Fairfield County Writers' Studio will offer several courses this spring.
The Fairfield County Writers' Studio will offer several courses this spring. Photo Credit: Contributed photo

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Are you trying to finish the first draft of a novel? Polishing a manuscript?

Find out how the next steps at one of the workshops offered at the Fairfield Writer's Studio in Westport.

The "Art and Craft of Novel Writing" on Tuesdays and "Dust Off Your Manuscript" on Saturdays are offered.

"The Art and Craft of Novel Writing" is taught by Stephanie Lehmann, and provides help, support and inspiration for writers whether in the process of revising a manuscript or working on a full-length piece of fiction and finding it daunting. Lehman's recent novel, "Astor Place Vintage" was selected by Library Journal as a best novel in 2013.

The cost is $295. For more information or to register, go here.

"Dust Off Your Manuscript" begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 2.

Taught by a nationally known editor, Kim Caldwell, participants will be guided through the process of dusting off their manuscripts.

Those with a partial or completed novel will receive help to strengthen and polish a plot and subplots, learn subtle ways to further develop characters, spot narrative summary that should be action instead, and sniff out those flaws and bloopers and fix them.

The cost is $295. For more information or to register, go here.

A unique three-session workshop for adults who want to explore feelings of loss and grief through writing called " Healing Words: The Positive Power of Writing " is designed to help writers access and explore some of those healing shifts in perspective in a safe and supportive atmosphere. Class will include writing prompts and optional sharing.It will be led by Carole Geithner, a licensed clinical social worker, and author of "If Only" (Scholastic Press), a novel about one girl's grief journey after the death of a parent.

Please bring a journal or notebook. The cost is $99. For more information or to register, go here .

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