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Kate Maruyama
Enrollment limit: 8 students
$420 new; $380 returning

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This eight-week intermediate workshop is designed for writers who have already begun the process of drafting their novel and who need constructive criticism and astute readers. Each week, a different aspect of the novel will be addressed. We will troubleshoot various aspects of each writer's work, tackling issues such as plot, pace, and character. Over the course of this class, students will workshop up to thirty pages of their novel. In addition, we’ll talk about techniques for sticking to a long-term goal, continuing to find inspiration and fresh ideas, and how to keep sight of the forest while surrounded by trees.

This class will take place in Glendale, where wine, sparkling water, and the occasional gourmet snack will be served.


7:00 to 9:00 pm
May 3, 2018 to June 21, 2018

Kate Maruyama’s novel Harrowgate was published by 47North. Her short work has appeared in Stoneboat, Arcadia Magazine, Controlled Burn, Salon, and The Rumpus, among other online journals, as well as in two anthologies. In addition to Writing Workshops Los Angeles, she teaches at Antioch University Los Angeles in their MFA and BA programs. She writes, teaches, cooks, and eats in Los Angeles, where she lives with her family.