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Starting at the Beginning

Starting at the Beginning

Ann Hood

Thursday, March 14, 10 a.m. - noon

Price: $40 ($35 members)

The Obituary Writer, Ann Hood (available March, 2013)


REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

Everyone knows the importance of the first two pages of your novel, short story, or memoir. As the poet Ted Koozer said, "The first pages are the hand you extend to your reader." In this workshop, we will focus on getting your opening pages in the best possible shape. After a brief discussion of why beginnings are so important, and a look at different ways to begin, I will read aloud and critique your opening pages. Then we will set to work revising them so that you will leave with a polished beginning. Please bring in the first two pages of something you are working on.


Ann Hood's bestselling books include An Ornithologist's Guide to Life, The Knitting Circle, Comfort, The Red Thread, and The Obituary Writer. Her work has appeared in The Paris Review, Tin House, O, The Oprah Magazine, and elsewhere. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.






Promotional Period: 
Mar 14 2013

The Obituary Writer (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780393081428
Availability: Not currently in the store – Usually ships in 1-5 days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company, 3/2013