This is an in-person workshop that takes place at Inprint House.
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The novel comes in all shapes, sizes and formats. The freedom to literally go anywhere and do anything can be a blessing and a curse. The opportunities and choices can be paralyzing. In this workshop we will look at several genres of the novel, both classic and contemporary, and discuss what works and why. We’ll also examine what’s best-suited for the novel you are writing or want to write. We will share one another’s works-in-progress for guidance and feedback as well as read excerpts of different novels. This workshop is meant to be fun, encouraging, and a path to being inspired by the possibility of the novel.
About the instructor
MARK HABER was born in Washington DC and grew up in Florida. His first collection of stories, Deathbed Conversions (2008), was translated into Spanish in a bilingual edition as Melville’s Beard (2017) by Editorial Argonáutica. His debut novel, Reinhardt’s Garden, was published by Coffee House Press and nominated for the 2020 PEN/Hemingway Award for debut novel. His second novel, Saint Sebastian’s Abyss, was also published by Coffee House Press in 2022, and called a “sparkling comic novel” by The New York Times. Mark’s fiction has appeared in Guernica, the Southwest Review, LitHub, and Air/Light. Mark is the operations manager and a bookseller at Brazos Bookstore in Houston, Texas.
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