No performances are currently available.

This advanced fiction workshop will discuss two, sometimes three, short stories or chapters of novels per session.

Chapters do better when accompanied by a brief outline of the whole novel. Very good writing for children is welcomed. Manuscripts are typically emailed to class members and must arrive at least three days before the next class. It is everybody’s business to have read and sympathetically understood the writer’s intention and be willing to discuss. Sharp, thoughtful, courteous pencil editing is encouraged. Our purpose is not to recreate a story in our own style and image, but to help the work get where it is going. Classes will be held at the instructor’s home on the Upper West Side.

Manuscript submission required


Brief Bio

Lore Segal—novelist, essayist, translator and children’s book author—is a long-time member of the 92Y Unterberg Poetry Center’s teaching staff. Her novels include Other People's Houses, originally serialized in The New Yorker; LucinellaShakespeare's Kitchen, one of three finalists for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize; and Half the Kingdom.

“I have taken many workshops, at different levels, and I have never had a teacher like Lore,” writes a former 92Y student. “I have learned so much from her – how to edit, how to think, how to see, how to tell. She's always original, caring, thoughtful – and funny!” 

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