July 19-25, 2017
The Ohio State University campus in Columbus, Ohio
Previously run as the Kenyon Review Novel Workshop, the Zafris-Kothari Novel Workshop has been renamed and relocated to The Ohio State University campus in Columbus, Ohio.
A novel writing workshop devoted to an extensive revision and re-envisioning of your novel.
The first 100 or 200 pages of your novel.
Five and a half days. 40 hours of intensive classwork.
Arrive Wednesday July 19 in time for dinner and introductory session. Leave Tuesday July 25 at 2 p.m.
You work both one-on-one and in a group. 8-9 hours one-on-one with your assigned instructor. 1-2 hours one-on-one with either Nancy or Gail.
8-12, 1:30-5 p.m., Evening Positivity sessions. We work very hard. But we laugh a lot.
You have a single dorm room with its own bathroom and shower pod.
April 15 due date. Apply early to get the instructor of your choice. We try to accommodate your preferences.
A 300-word synopsis and a resume in addition to your novel manuscript.
- are serious about your novel, whether literary or genre
- have 100 or 200 pages to submit
- will work one-on-one with an instructor for 8-9 hours
- will have an extra one-on-one session with either Gail Galloway Adams or Nancy Zafris
- will work with the group on craft lessons
- will leave with an understanding of the art of revision, the structure of your novel, and the tools to make it great.
- Drue Heinz book prize
- Flannery O’Connor book prize
- Kenyon Review nonfiction editor
- Georgia Author of the year
- Fulbright Fellow
- Founding editor and owner of Unbridled Books
- Founding editor of Arts & Letters literary journal
- Fiction editor of The Kenyon Review
- New York Times notable book of the year
- National Endowment for the Arts
- Great Lakes New Writers Award
- Book Sense Award
- Pushcart Prize
- Oprah Book of the Week
- Series editor of The Flannery O’Connor award for short fiction
- Founding editor of Blue Hen (a Penguin-Putnam imprint)
- Managing editor The Missouri Review
- The Norton Anthology
- Best American Essays
- Ohioana Library Association award for best book of fiction
- And much more