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Are you writing fiction? Hazarding the waters of memoir? You’ve probably done enough of it to know that sometimes it’s work, sometimes play, sometimes easy, sometimes impossible, and that we all need a little help now and then. This group is tailored to the needs of writers already up to here in the work of it, Do the Write Thing, with Rafi Zabor, will begin meeting on September 10, 2017, for six sessions on alternate Sundays.

After supervising the Kensington/Windsor Terrace Workshop for six months on an informal, come-one come-all basis, I’ve decided to move on to a more structured format tailored to the needs of writers already engaged in serious creative work that can benefit from workshopping with other gifted workers, and from expert editorial advice, commentary, and revision. We’ll try to help your work shine more brightly, and get it ready for publication.

The workshop will meet six times for three hours, on alternate Sunday afternoons, beginning 10 September and concluding on November 12th, at our workspace near Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens: Compound Cowork Space, 1120 Washington Avenue, 2nd floor. It will be limited to eight members and cost $55 per session, half the total payable in advance. The emphasis will be on fiction, in short or long form, but memoirs will also be considered for inclusion.

What you can expect is acute commentary from talented fellow writers—we already have a couple onboard—and from me. In addition, I will provide you with a written critique of your work, including editorial suggestions and, if needed, some outright doctoring of the manuscript. My characteristic emphasis is on getting life onto the page, and the technical means of doing so: narrative voice, selection of detail, and all the ways in which you can invite the reader to enter your storytelling world and delight in it.

In addition to publishing non-fiction in a variety of magazines, I am the author of the PEN/Faulkner Award-winning novel The Bear Comes Home, and the ‘souvenir’ or memoir I, Wabenzi.

I’ve taught writing workshops at the 92nd Street Y and other venues, have worked privately with writers at home and abroad and have spent most of a not-so-short lifetime working out what stories are worth telling and hearing, and what makes them go.

Please send your manuscript to me at rafzab297@gmail.com . I’ll give it my complete attention, and will get back to you about the prospects. Completed stories and portions of longer work in progress are equally welcome, but do get them to me soon, since you care about your writing and so do I. Absolute last minute deadline, September 1, but sooner is better. I’ll get back to you as promptly as I can.

Wishing you and your writing all the best::::::::Rafi Zabor

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First session of Do the Write Thing, with Rafi Zabor:

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$55.00

Are you writing fiction? Hazarding the waters of memoir? You’ve probably done enough of it to know that sometimes it’s work, sometimes play, sometimes easy, sometimes impossible, and that we all need a little help now and then. This group is tailored to the needs of writers already up to here in the work of it, Do the Write Thing, with Rafi Zabor, will begin meeting on September 10, 2017, for six sessions on alternate Sundays. After supervising the Kensington/Windsor Terrace Workshop for six months on an informal, come-one come-all basis, I’ve decided to move on to a more structured format tailored to the needs of writers already engaged in serious creative work that can benefit from workshopping with other gifted workers, and from expert editorial advice, commentary, and revision. We’ll try to help your work shine more brightly, and get it ready for publication. The workshop will meet six times for three hours, on alternate Sunday afternoons, beginning 10 September and concluding on November 12th, at our workspace near Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens: Compound Cowork Space, 1120 Washington Avenue, 2nd floor. It will be limited to eight members and cost $55 per session, half the total payable in advance. The emphasis will be on fiction, in short or long form, but memoirs will also be considered for inclusion. What you can expect is acute commentary from talented fellow writers—we already have a couple onboard—and from me. In addition, I will provide you with a written critique of your work, including editorial suggestions and, if needed, some outright doctoring of the manuscript. My characteristic emphasis is on getting life onto the page, and the technical means of doing so: narrative voice, selection of detail, and all the ways in which you can invite the reader to enter your storytelling world and delight in it. In addition to publishing non-fiction in a variety of magazines, I am the author of the PEN/Faulkner Award-winning novel The Bear Comes Home, and the ‘souvenir’ or memoir I, Wabenzi. I’ve taught writing workshops at the 92nd Street Y and other venues, have worked privately with writers at home and abroad and have spent most of a not-so-short lifetime working out what stories are worth telling and hearing, and what makes them go. Please send your manuscript to me at [masked] . I’ll give it my complete attention, and will get back to you about the prospects. Completed stories and portions of longer work in progress are equally welcome, but do get them to me soon, since you care about your writing and so do I. Absolute last minute deadline, September 1, but sooner is better. I’ll get back to you as promptly as I can. Wishing you and your writing all the best::::::::Rafi Zabor

First session of Do the Write Thing, with Rafi Zabor:

Location visible to members

$55.00

Are you writing fiction? Hazarding the waters of memoir? You’ve probably done enough of it to know that sometimes it’s work, sometimes play, sometimes easy, sometimes impossible, and that we all need a little help now and then. This group is tailored to the needs of writers already up to here in the work of it, Do the Write Thing, with Rafi Zabor, will begin meeting on September 10, 2017, for six sessions on alternate Sundays. After supervising the Kensington/Windsor Terrace Workshop for six months on an informal, come-one come-all basis, I’ve decided to move on to a more structured format tailored to the needs of writers already engaged in serious creative work that can benefit from workshopping with other gifted workers, and from expert editorial advice, commentary, and revision. We’ll try to help your work shine more brightly, and get it ready for publication. The workshop will meet six times for three hours, on alternate Sunday afternoons, beginning 10 September and concluding on November 12th, at our workspace near Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens: Compound Cowork Space, 1120 Washington Avenue, 2nd floor. It will be limited to eight members and cost $55 per session, half the total payable in advance. The emphasis will be on fiction, in short or long form, but memoirs will also be considered for inclusion. What you can expect is acute commentary from talented fellow writers—we already have a couple onboard—and from me. In addition, I will provide you with a written critique of your work, including editorial suggestions and, if needed, some outright doctoring of the manuscript. My characteristic emphasis is on getting life onto the page, and the technical means of doing so: narrative voice, selection of detail, and all the ways in which you can invite the reader to enter your storytelling world and delight in it. In addition to publishing non-fiction in a variety of magazines, I am the author of the PEN/Faulkner Award-winning novel The Bear Comes Home, and the ‘souvenir’ or memoir I, Wabenzi. I’ve taught writing workshops at the 92nd Street Y and other venues, have worked privately with writers at home and abroad and have spent most of a not-so-short lifetime working out what stories are worth telling and hearing, and what makes them go. Please send your manuscript to me at [masked] . I’ll give it my complete attention, and will get back to you about the prospects. Completed stories and portions of longer work in progress are equally welcome, but do get them to me soon, since you care about your writing and so do I. Absolute last minute deadline, September 1, but sooner is better. I’ll get back to you as promptly as I can. Wishing you and your writing all the best::::::::Rafi Zabor

First session of Do the Write Thing, with Rafi Zabor:

Location visible to members

$55.00

Are you writing fiction? Hazarding the waters of memoir? You’ve probably done enough of it to know that sometimes it’s work, sometimes play, sometimes easy, sometimes impossible, and that we all need a little help now and then. This group is tailored to the needs of writers already up to here in the work of it, Do the Write Thing, with Rafi Zabor, will begin meeting on September 10, 2017, for six sessions on alternate Sundays. After supervising the Kensington/Windsor Terrace Workshop for six months on an informal, come-one come-all basis, I’ve decided to move on to a more structured format tailored to the needs of writers already engaged in serious creative work that can benefit from workshopping with other gifted workers, and from expert editorial advice, commentary, and revision. We’ll try to help your work shine more brightly, and get it ready for publication. The workshop will meet six times for three hours, on alternate Sunday afternoons, beginning 10 September and concluding on November 12th, at our workspace near Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens: Compound Cowork Space, 1120 Washington Avenue, 2nd floor. It will be limited to eight members and cost $55 per session, half the total payable in advance. The emphasis will be on fiction, in short or long form, but memoirs will also be considered for inclusion. What you can expect is acute commentary from talented fellow writers—we already have a couple onboard—and from me. In addition, I will provide you with a written critique of your work, including editorial suggestions and, if needed, some outright doctoring of the manuscript. My characteristic emphasis is on getting life onto the page, and the technical means of doing so: narrative voice, selection of detail, and all the ways in which you can invite the reader to enter your storytelling world and delight in it. In addition to publishing non-fiction in a variety of magazines, I am the author of the PEN/Faulkner Award-winning novel The Bear Comes Home, and the ‘souvenir’ or memoir I, Wabenzi. I’ve taught writing workshops at the 92nd Street Y and other venues, have worked privately with writers at home and abroad and have spent most of a not-so-short lifetime working out what stories are worth telling and hearing, and what makes them go. Please send your manuscript to me at [masked] . I’ll give it my complete attention, and will get back to you about the prospects. Completed stories and portions of longer work in progress are equally welcome, but do get them to me soon, since you care about your writing and so do I. Absolute last minute deadline, September 1, but sooner is better. I’ll get back to you as promptly as I can. Wishing you and your writing all the best::::::::Rafi Zabor

First session of Do the Write Thing, with Rafi Zabor:

Location visible to members

$55.00

Are you writing fiction? Hazarding the waters of memoir? You’ve probably done enough of it to know that sometimes it’s work, sometimes play, sometimes easy, sometimes impossible, and that we all need a little help now and then. This group is tailored to the needs of writers already up to here in the work of it, Do the Write Thing, with Rafi Zabor, will begin meeting on September 10, 2017, for six sessions on alternate Sundays. After supervising the Kensington/Windsor Terrace Workshop for six months on an informal, come-one come-all basis, I’ve decided to move on to a more structured format tailored to the needs of writers already engaged in serious creative work that can benefit from workshopping with other gifted workers, and from expert editorial advice, commentary, and revision. We’ll try to help your work shine more brightly, and get it ready for publication. The workshop will meet six times for three hours, on alternate Sunday afternoons, beginning 10 September and concluding on November 12th, at our workspace near Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens: Compound Cowork Space, 1120 Washington Avenue, 2nd floor. It will be limited to eight members and cost $55 per session, half the total payable in advance. The emphasis will be on fiction, in short or long form, but memoirs will also be considered for inclusion. What you can expect is acute commentary from talented fellow writers—we already have a couple onboard—and from me. In addition, I will provide you with a written critique of your work, including editorial suggestions and, if needed, some outright doctoring of the manuscript. My characteristic emphasis is on getting life onto the page, and the technical means of doing so: narrative voice, selection of detail, and all the ways in which you can invite the reader to enter your storytelling world and delight in it. In addition to publishing non-fiction in a variety of magazines, I am the author of the PEN/Faulkner Award-winning novel The Bear Comes Home, and the ‘souvenir’ or memoir I, Wabenzi. I’ve taught writing workshops at the 92nd Street Y and other venues, have worked privately with writers at home and abroad and have spent most of a not-so-short lifetime working out what stories are worth telling and hearing, and what makes them go. Please send your manuscript to me at [masked] . I’ll give it my complete attention, and will get back to you about the prospects. Completed stories and portions of longer work in progress are equally welcome, but do get them to me soon, since you care about your writing and so do I. Absolute last minute deadline, September 1, but sooner is better. I’ll get back to you as promptly as I can. Wishing you and your writing all the best::::::::Rafi Zabor

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