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A master writing class with Steve Almond
(A Workshop on the Radical Importance of Finding Your Narrator)

Writing’s all fun and games, until the rejections start piling up. In this intensive (though informal!) workshop, we’ll aim to make sure your stories, or essays, draw the reader in, rather than leaving them in the dark. We’ll take a second look at your opening pages, as well as the opening pages of works by Lorrie Moore, Saul Bellow, and others, in an effort to understand how to create a strong, independent narrator.

Note: participants should bring in the first 500 words of a manuscript — ideally a manuscript that’s been rejected. In fact, it would be best to bring in two manuscripts. Please resist the urge to rewrite them. Bring two copies of excerpts (one for Steve to mark up as you read).
Friday, October 7th, 1-4 pm
• $50 per student
• 24 person maximum
• at Writers’ Dojo

Venue Capacity

  • 2300 square feet in three floors
  • The main floor is 900 square feet
  • Seating 45 comfortably
  • Capacity 125 people

Venue Amenities

  • Free parking
  • Wifi & inFocus projector
  • Many windows for natural light
  • Kitchenette with refrigerator
  • Comfy, plush furniture & Aeron chairs
  • Conference tables & white boards
  • Bamboo floor & gorgeous Oriental rugs
  • Two blocks from cafes, pubs, and shops


  • No shoes are worn inside the Dojo. Slippers welcome.
  • No smoking is allowed on the property.
  • No dogs or other pets are allowed.
  • Unfortunately, Writers’ Dojo is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Just blocks from bus routes 17, 44, 4, 75, and 16
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