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How To Start Your Novel with Janet McNally Timelines: 1b: Past Events (Unseen Archive), 3e: Past Adult Workshops (Unseen Archive)

How To Start Your Novel with Janet McNally

How to Start Your Novel with Janet McNally

This workshop series will offer conversation and exercises meant to support new novel-writers. We will focus on ideas and craft (the writing is the most important part), how to begin as well as how to keep going, with some discussion of the publishing process during the final session.

Just Buffalo Writing Center
468 Washington Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

Monday, February 17, 2020 @ 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Monday, March 23, 2020 @ 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Monday, April 20, 2020 @ 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

$95 | $80 for members


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Janet McNally - How to Continue Your Novel - Adult Workshop 2019 - Just Buffalo Literary Center

About the Teaching Artist

Janet McNally is author of the young adult novels Girls in the Moon and The Looking Glass (HarperCollins), and a collection of poems, Some Girls, winner of the White Pine Press Poetry Prize. She has an MFA from the University of Notre Dame, and has twice been a fiction fellow with the New York Foundation for the Arts. Janet teaches creative writing at Canisius College.