2024 – 2025 Academic Calendar

Fall 2024

August 19th – 23rd: In-Person Kick-Off Retreat in New York’s Adirondack Mountains with focused mentorship from Workshop Dean Nicholas Kotar on Establishing a Writing Ritual that Defeats the Blank Page

September 2nd – 27th: Soul-Centered Writing: Unblocking Your Muse with Dr. Nicole Roccas

September 30th – October 11th: Workshop Writing Intensive: Self-Paced Writing Projects and Submissions for Critique Sessions with Deacon Nicholas Kotar

October 14th – November 8th: Worldbuilding: Developing an Internally Cohesive Novel with Jonathan Pageau

November 11th – 22nd: Workshop Writing Intensive: Self-Paced Writing Projects and Submissions for Critique Sessions with Deacon Nicholas Kotar

November 25th – December 20th: Rewilding Your Words with Paul Kingsnorth

Christmas Break

Spring 2025

N.B.: Students will schedule 1:1 developmental editing sessions with senior editor Katherine Bolger Hyde throughout the spring semester for focused feedback on their projects.

January 13th – 24th: Critique Groups: Giving and Receiving Feedback with Dr. Samira Kawash

January 27th – February 7th: Workshop Writing Intensive: Self-Paced Writing Projects and Peer Critiques

February 10th – March 28th: Getting and Keeping Readers’ Attention: Pacing, Setting, POV, and Characterization in Major Genres with Deacon Nicholas Kotar

March 31st – April 11th: Workshop Writing Intensive: Self-Paced Writing Projects and Peer Critiques

Pascha Break April 12 – 20

April 21st – May 2nd: Workshop Writing Intensive: Self-Paced Writing Projects and Peer Critiques

May 5th – 9th: Self Editing: Critical Skills in Preparing Your Novel for Submission Intensive Workshop with Katherine Bolger Hyde

May 12th – June 6th: Navigating Your Publishing Options: Steps to Success for Traditional, Independent, and Self-Publishing with Deacon Nicholas Kotar