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George R.R. Martin Summer Intensive Writing Workshop

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Posted: 2023-12-15 12:05:29

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George R.R. Martin Summer Intensive Writing Workshop
Are you a mid-career journalist (full-time, freelance, current, past) who wants to write a novel? If so, applications are now open for the inaugural George R.R. Martin Summer Intensive Writing Workshop at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications!
The seven-day workshop is fully funded (economy airfare, lodging, food) so all you have to do is get in, and let's get to work on that book you've been wanting to write.
Taught by award-winning novelists and writing instructors, this seven-day, fully- funded writing intensive will support up to 10 mid-career journalists as they seek to publish their first novel or book-length work of fictional prose. The workshop will take place in Evanston, Illinois, and will run from July 10 to 17, 2024.
“Journalists have always been compelling storytellers, and many have a wealth of stories and ideas that would make for rich novels,” said Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, Medill’s George R.R. Martin Chair in Storytelling, who will be leading the workshop. “We’re thrilled to be launching this unique program that will help journalists make that leap from news narratives to writing fictional prose.”
George R.R. Martin, author of the acclaimed “A Song of Ice and Fire” novels and co- executive producer of the Emmy award-winning “Game of Thrones” series, is generously funding the workshop via a $3 million gift.
The week-long program will feature classes on various aspects of creating fictional prose, focused writing time, discussion and critiques of the writing fellows’ pages and chapters in workshops and over meals, as well as a chance to meet and chat with editors, publishers and literary agents who can help take these books in progress to the next level.
The deadline to apply is January 16, 2024. Apply here:

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