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Writing a Novella

All Levels | Novellas occupy a strange place in today’s literary marketplace. They’re too long for most journals, but too short for many publishers. But good novellas are delightful to read, and the aesthetic possibilities offered by the form are enticing. Students will draft and/or revise a complete novella and have their work critiqued at least twice. Students at all stages of the writing process are encouraged to take this course. Whether you have a finished draft that you’d like to polish, or haven’t even written word one, you’ll get a lot out of it!

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

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Instructor: Jesse Edward Johnson

Class Type: 10 Sessions

Start Date: 10/05/2019

No Class On: 11/30/2019

End Date: 12/14/2019

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Jesse Edward Johnson

Jesse Edward Johnson is the author of the novels The King of Nothing Much (2020) and Yearbook (2017), both published by Paul Dry Books. His visual poetry has been exhibited in galleries throughout the Pacific Northwest. Jesse received his Ph.D. in English from UCLA, where he taught literature for five years, and his B.A. in English from UC Berkeley. He has taught writing to inmates at San Quentin State Prison and at Hugo House in Seattle.

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