"My philosophy towards running a workshop is not that I’m teaching writing so much as I’m teaching critical faculties,” writes Goldberg. “So much of writing is through the practice of writing. What can be taught is how to edit and critique your own work and the work of others.”

What makes a voice resonate? In this workshop, students focus on crafting strong voices that compel a reader forward. Together, we will foster a workshop environment of thoughtful, constructive critique to allow each student to hone stories that draw from tools such as observation, revelation and plain old charisma to craft the kind of tale that draws a reader in and doesn’t let go.

Students are chosen by Myla Goldberg on the basis of a manuscript submission. Applications must be received by Fri, May 12 at 5 pm. Click here for submission guidelines.


Brief Bio

Myla Goldberg’s most recent novel is The False Friend. Her other books include Wickett’s Remedy and the best-selling Bee Season, which was a finalist for the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award and was made into a film. Her stories have appeared in McSweeney’s and Harper’s, and her reviews have appeared in The New York Times and Bookforum.

A student writes: “I went in expecting Goldberg to give us good instructions and good feedback; I was absolutely not disappointed at all in that. I hadn't expected her to also be such a wonderful teacher. The way she guided students to their insights was really skillful: she never just told us the material, but set the readings up in such a way and asked us the right questions so that we discovered it ourselves.”

  • Myla Goldberg answers questions for The New York Times
  • Myla Goldberg discusses the process of writing at The Center for Fiction

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  • Advanced Fiction Writing Goldberg

    First Session: Mon, Jun 5, 2017, 6 pm - 9 pm

    Instructor: Myla Goldberg

    Day(s): Monday

    Sessions: 4

    Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

    Room: Room To Be Assigned

    Price: from $350.00

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