Would you like to do a writing retreat with me next year? The 2019 YA Novel Workshop at the beautiful Djerassi Resident Artists Program in California will be May 4–10, and I’m seeking 10 YA writers to join me!
Young Adult Novel Writing with Nova Ren Suma
A fiction workshop tailored for writers working on YA novels of any style and genre, featuring daily critique sessions, themed writing prompts, and time to retreat and produce new work. Includes 75 pages (25 for group critique; 50 in one-hour private conference) of manuscript review. Applicants accepted pending review of statement and writing sample by Nova Ren Suma.
This workshop takes place at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, an artist colony in Woodside, California.
Dates: Saturday, May 4, 2019 – Friday, May 10, 2019
Deadline: Monday, December 3 2018
Notifications: Wednesday, December 19 2018
Application fee: $10
Individual: $1500/$1850 private room, shared bath/private room and bath
Special couples rate: $1250 each (shared room/bed)
Deposit: $500 due Wednesday, February 6, 2019 (Deposits holds your place and are non-refundable)
Final payment: due Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Includes 6 nights lodging, all food, and local transportation from and to the San Francisco Airport.
Application materials to be requested:
Workshop Application Form
A short statement about what you hope to gain from this workshop and what writing experience and classes you have taken before, if any.
A writing sample of young adult fiction of no more than 15 pages. This does not need to be the manuscript you will be submitting for workshop.
Be sure to check out the FAQ on my website for a series of frequently asked questions and answers that may help you prepare your application. You are always welcome to email me privately with any questions, too.
The application deadline is Monday, December 3.
I can’t wait to see who will join me this year. Will it be you?
Photo by Alison Cherry, taken at the Djerassi Program in April 2018