Do you have a manuscript you’ve wanted to finish? Are you stuck or looking for feedback?

Fresco of a woman with a pen at her lip as if she's thinking about what to write.Finally, get the help you need to finish that novel, short story collection, memoir, play, or screenplay.

The Manuscript Workshop is an intensive course designed to help you develop and complete your project. Small group size ensures your specific needs are addressed.

  • Personalized Instruction and support 
  • Thoughtful feedback from peers and the instructor
  • Increased accountability to meet deadlines

Participants report writing twice as much as they did when writing alone.

How does it work? 

The Manuscript Workshop takes you out of the isolation of facing your project alone. You’ll have the support of a small group of dedicated writers and the instructor to coach you through the writing process. Some writers begin with only a few chapters completed and need help with planning, voice, POV, character development, and plot. Others arrive with a nearly finished manuscript and need help revising and editing, sometimes in response to feedback received from editors and agents. Each week the group reads and discusses two writers’ manuscripts. Each writer gets in-depth feedback that is constructive, fair, and useful. As a result, you’ll go home with more confidence about which steps to take next to achieve your goals.

What makes it different than other workshops? 

Due to the small group size of 6-8, each writer has the opportunity to submit work once every four to five weeks.

Current Projects include:

  • A funny and informative memoir
  • Character-driven novels you can’t put down
  • A bawdy sci-fi with satyrical insight

When does it meet?
We meet every Thursday from 7-10 PM.

When can I start?
The fall 2019 session is full. The winter session will begin in January. The workshop does not run in the summer.

Where does it meet?
The Resiliency Center, Flourtown, PA (Downstairs)

Is the Manuscript Workshop right for me?
The workshop has the highest impact on those who have already written at least 10,000 words. Preference for admission is given to writers who have already attended one Tuesday Night Workshop. If you haven’t taken a workshop, have a discussion about the workshop and your project with the instructor, Rachel Kobin. After you’ve spoken with her, and mutually decided the workshop would suit you, she will ask you to send her a writing sample. This ensures everyone benefits from their experience in the workshop. You can also read firsthand accounts of writers’ experiences

Click the button below to ask Rachel to call you. Please give her a few times that tend to be good for you.

Privacy policy: Your personal information is not sold to anyone. Use of your contact information (with other enrolled participants if you decide to sign up) is used only with your prior consent.

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