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Literary Matchmaking: Finding the Right Agent, Manuscript Introductions, Synopses, Query Letters and the [Re]Search | April 2015



Prepare your fiction, nonfiction or poetry book manuscript for submission to agents and editors with Danielle Lanzet from Chris Calhoun Literary Agency. Danielle is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and she is ready to show you what agents and editors are looking for, the best tools for researching the perfect agent, how to write a query so agents and editors will sit up and take notice. This workshop is open to all book manuscripts including memoir, novel, short story collections and poetry.



This course begins the first Sunday of the month. You will have all week to complete your coursework and will not need to login at particular times during the week, but rather, when it is convenient to your schedule. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the week, as part of our comment and forum sections.

$180.00 $150.00
Literary Matchmaking: Finding the Right Agent, Manuscript Introductions, Synopses, Query Letters and the [Re]Search | April 2015
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Short Story I | April 2015



Write your characters, settings and scenes with a focus on your organic voice and style and with personal feedback. This workshop is for character-focused craft and storytellers. Our focus will be on narratives that grip and immerse readers at an unflinching level while understanding the differences between what is essential and what is gratuitous. With a focus on scene work and how to build a story through the nucleus of the scene, writers will explore their organic voices and styles. Join us and improve your craft as the weeks progress by giving and receiving feedback, the cornerstone of exploring your own strengths, needs and preferences. At the end of the four weeks, you will have new work and feedback for revision, as well as tips for submitting your work to literary journals.

This course begins the first Sunday of the month. You will have all week to complete your lessons and will not need to log in at particular time during the week, but rather, when it is convenient to your schedule. You will have access to class, peer and instructor interaction throughout the week, as part of our comment and forum sections.

$110.00 $90.00
Short Story I | April 2015
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Essay II: The Art of the Lyric Essay | April 2015



This workshop goes well with Essay I: Find Your Personal Voice.



Are you wondering how to form lyrical language within your creative nonfiction? Lyric essays are popular with both print and online journals. In this workshop, writers will read lyric essays and study prose and poetry

$130.00 $110.00
Essay II: The Art of the Lyric Essay | April 2015

 

matthew.lang

“I took the Eckleburg Essay Workshop assuming it would be helpful (Of course, why else take it?), but it was so much more helpful than I expected.  Not only did the instructor’s guidance result in a published essay, it helped me become a better writer overall.”

Mathew Lang

 

Create Your Book Trailer
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Create Your Book Trailer

Do you have a novel, short story collection or poetry collection coming out? Join "Create Your Book Trailer" and learn how to create a book trailer that will gather promotional interest for your book! In just 4 weeks, you will have your very own, custom book trailer to share with…

Essay I: Find Your Personal Voice | April 2015
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Essay I: Find Your Personal Voice | April 2015

You have an amazing personal story, but do you know how to tell it? Maybe you know how to tell it, but do you know how to make it sound excellent? Whether you’re wanting to discover how to tell that story inside of you or to learn how to smooth…

$130.00 $110.00
Essay I: Find Your Personal Voice | May 2015
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Essay I: Find Your Personal Voice | May 2015

You have an amazing personal story, but do you know how to tell it? Maybe you know how to tell it, but do you know how to make it sound excellent? Whether you’re wanting to discover how to tell that story inside of you or to learn how to smooth…

$130.00 $110.00
Essay II: The Art of the Lyric Essay | April 2015
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Essay II: The Art of the Lyric Essay | May 2015
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Essay II: The Art of the Lyric Essay | May 2015

Are you wondering how to form lyrical language within your creative nonfiction? Lyric essays are popular with both print and online journals. In this workshop, writers will read lyric essays and study prose and poetry techniques, using these as a guide for taking organic voice to a new level. By…

$130.00 $110.00
Essay III: Body Narrative | April 2015
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$110.00 $90.00
Fairy Tale Workshop | April 2015
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Fairy Tale Workshop | April 2015

Come join us in a midsummer night's dream. Fairy tales are mesmeric forms of parable narratives where light and dark dance in unsettling and beautiful ways. Four weeks, four stories, all online. Deadline-based so you can schedule your lessons and comments as it is convenient for you throughout the week.…

$110.00 $90.00
Hybrid: Crafting, Publishing & Promoting Hybrid Work | April 2015
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Hybrid: Crafting, Publishing & Promoting Hybrid Work | April 2015

KRISTINA MARIE DARLINGξis the author of seventeen books, which includeξMelancholia (An Essay)ξ(Ravenna Press, 2012),ξPetrarchanξ(BlazeVOX Books, 2013), and a forthcoming hybrid genre collection calledξFortressξ(Sundress Publications, 2014).ξ Her awards include fellowships fromξYaddo, theξHelene Wurlitzer Foundation, and theξHawthornden Castle International Retreat for Writers, as well as grants from theξKittredge Fundξand theξElizabeth George Foundation.ξ…

$110.00 $90.00
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Intermedia II Workshop: Film | February 2015

Rae Bryant’s short story collection, The Indefinite State of Imaginary Morals, released from Patasola Press, NY, in June 2011. Her stories and essays have appeared in The Paris Review, The Missouri Review, StoryQuarterly, McSweeney’s, New World Writing, Gargoyle Magazine, Redivider and Huffington Post, among other publications and have been nominated for the Pen/Hemingway, Pen Emerging Writers, and Pushcart awards. She has won awards in fiction from Whidbey Writers and Johns…

$110.00 $90.00
Literary Matchmaking: Finding the Right Agent, Manuscript Introductions, Synopses, Query Letters and the [Re]Search | April 2015
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Literary Matchmaking: Finding the Right Agent, Manuscript Introductions, Synopses, Query Letters and the [Re]Search | April 2015

DANIELLE LANZETξworks at Chris Calhoun Literary Agency. She graduated from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Previous experience with Penguin Group and McCormick & Williams.

$180.00 $150.00
Magic Realism I Workshop | May 2015
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Magic Realism I Workshop | May 2015

Magic realism (magical realism) is the perfect balance of literary fiction with fantastical elements. This is not fantasy and it's more than realism. It is the sweet spot of literary fiction. 4 weeks. 4 new magical realist works written by you. Pre-register for a discounted price, limited time and availability. Rae…

$150.00 $110.00
Magic Realism II Workshop | August 2015
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Magic Realism II Workshop | August 2015

Magic realism (magical realism) is the perfect balance of literary fiction with fantastical elements. This is not fantasy and it's more than realism. It is the sweet spot of literary fiction. For 4 weeks, you will write and perfect a full short story or several short short stories in magic…

$150.00 $110.00
Novel I Workshop: Create Unforgettable Characters | June 2015
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Novel I Workshop: Create Unforgettable Characters | June 2015

Create Unforgettable Characters. Unforgettable characters are the heart of an unforgettable narrative. Using a number of guided structural and narrative explorations, you will explore your characters and ask your characters to explore each other in new and essential ways. Each character will receive peer and instructor feedback. By the end…

$130.00 $110.00
Novel II Workshop: Setting as Three-Dimensional Canvas | July 2015
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Novel II Workshop: Setting as Three-Dimensional Canvas | July 2015

Due to popular demand, we are now offering our new novel workshop focused on setting, titled, "Novel II: Setting as Three-Dimensional Canvas." By exploring time, place and the vital iconic entities, your settings within each individual scene will not merely lay flat as backgrounds to your characters but rather your…

$150.00 $130.00
Novel III Workshop: Form Narrative Arc That Grabs from Beginning to End | August 2015
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Novel III Workshop: Form Narrative Arc That Grabs from Beginning to End | August 2015

After you've focused on your characters, scenes and settings, it's time to look at the overall structure and narrative arc of the novel. Think of this workshop as viewing an artwork. For example, when we view Seurat's A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte up close, we can…

$150.00 $130.00
One on One Workshops
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One on One Workshops

Looking for a writing sensei? Join us for a One on One Workshop, where you and your instructor will develop a custom-designed mentoring and editorial workshop just for you. We are interested in exploring and bringing out the best in your strengths and organic voice, while further developing your focus…

$250.00$1000.00
Poetry I | June 2015
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Poetry I | April 2015

Poetry I is the study of and creation of poems with a focus on place, subject, body and gender, how authentic experience informs our linguistic expression. 4 weeks. 4 new poems written by you. This course begins the first Sunday of the month. You will have all week to complete your lessons…

$110.00 $90.00
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Screenwriting I: Foundations, Characterization & Arc | Beginning April 2015

Screenwriting I is a creative lecture and individual workshop with an optional one on one pitch and critique session with Marc Lapadula, Yale professor in The Film Studies Program, award-winning playwright/screenwriter, and consultant for film producers, including New Line Films studio. In this foundational study of character development and scene framing, fiction and nonfiction writers…

$130.00 $110.00
Short Short Fiction: Small & Mighty! | May 2015
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Short Short Fiction: Small & Mighty! | May 2015

Tomes are out. Prose shorter than a grocery list is in. Less is more. This is a flash fiction workshop. 4 weeks. 4 new flash fictions written by you. Come on. Get flashy with it.Rae Bryant’s short story collection, The Indefinite State of Imaginary Morals, released from Patasola Press, NY, in June 2011. Her…

$110.00 $90.00
Short Story I | April 2015
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Short Story I | April 2015

  Write your characters, settings and scenes with a focus on your organic voice and style and with personal feedback. This workshop is for character-focused craft and storytellers. Our focus will be on narratives that grip and immerse readers at an unflinching level while understanding the differences between what is essential…

$110.00 $90.00
Short Story II: Organic Voice, PoVs, Tenses and Syntax | May 2015
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Short Story II: Organic Voice, PoVs, Tenses and Syntax | May 2015

Take your short stories to another level in character-focused storytelling. Explore the nuances craft and narrative through your organic voice and how PoV, tense and syntax can enhance your characters, settings and scenes. This workshop is for character-focused craft and storytellers. Workshop submissions should be completed drafts already revised and…

$130.00 $110.00
The AWP Survival Guide | How to Have Fun without Making a Complete Idiot of Yourself
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The AWP Survival Guide | How to Have Fun without Making a Complete Idiot of Yourself

Included in this FREE AWP Survival Guide are links to mobile friendly apps, specific guidance on promotional ideas, veteran "How to" tips, and guidance on how to handle difficult situations and people. This AWP Survival Guide is brought to you with care from Eckleburg and it's instructors, who have braved multiple years of AWP excitement, in…

The Baby Wit Workshop
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The Baby Wit Workshop

This is the FREE "Baby Wit Workshop" at The Eckleburg Workshops, where we will laugh, cry, write, and navigate our sleep-deprived parental states. This is a free self-serve workshop. If you would like to work with a faculty member on your work and receive individualized readings and feedback, check out…

The Binocular Vision Workshop
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The Binocular Vision Workshop

In this free workshop, our focus will be on studying organic metaphor in Edith Pearlman'sξBinocular Visionξas an example of how to take your narrative and structures to a multi-tiered level of craft where the surfaces of your stories dip into the subtleties, depths and connections that make a good story…

The Fine Art of Application Writing | April 2015
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The Fine Art of Application Writing | April 2015

Kristina Marie Darling is the author of over twenty books, which include Melancholia (An Essay), Petrarchan, and Scorched Altar: Selected Poems and Stories 2007-2014. Her awards include fellowships from Yaddo, the Ucross Foundation, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, and the American Academy in Rome, where she was a Visiting Artist. Kristina…

$110.00 $90.00
The Importance of Following Submission Guidelines
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The Importance of Following Submission Guidelines

Included in this FREE The Importance of Following Submission Guidelines are tips and advice from editors, writers and Eckleburg instructors that will help pushξyour manuscript to the next level at your favorite journal. Included are free lessons on:Universal Manuscript Guidelines,Cover Letters,Dressing the Manuscript for Success,& More.Join us for this free workshop that…

The Johns Hopkins University: Hybrid Forms: JHU Registered Students Only
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The Johns Hopkins University: Hybrid Forms: JHU Registered Students Only

 This course portal is only for current students and alumni who are enrolled in course work with Rae Bryant at The Johns Hopkins University. Students who have enrolled for coursework and have paid their semester tuition will be given a password. Writers interested in applying for graduate program study can…

$2698.00
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The Poetry Chapbook Workshop | June 2015

In "The Poetry Chapbook Workshop," we'll talk about what a chapbook is, what makes a strong manuscript, and engage with our own body of poems to see what themes emerge from our work. We'll also explore some chapbook presses, what to look out for when submitting, and how to find…

$110.00 $90.00
The Runaway Workshop
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The Runaway Workshop

In this free workshop, our focus will be on studying the pastoral, mundane and reflective in Nobel Prize winning Alice Munro's Runaway as an example of how to take your narrative and structures to a multi-tiered level of craft where the surfaces of your stories dip into the subtleties, depths and connections…

The Undead Workshop | October Only
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The Undead Workshop | October Only

Writers, filmmakers and artists have a fascination with death for a very good reason. It is one end we will all experience and no one living truly knows what that end will be. Backdropped with dystopian settings and undead characters, life becomes the contrast. The resulting chiaroscuro can be gripping,…

$130.00 $110.00
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Why We Need Litmags: Everything About Publishing That They Never Tell You | May 2015

"Why We Need Litmags" provides students with the tools for entering the indie publishing industry. It includes sessions on how to read a literary magazine and find the ones that "click" with your work, strategies for preparing a strong submission, exercises on writing cover letters and bios, and more. The…

$110.00 $90.00
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Writing for Documentaries & Photographic Media I | April 2015

The Writing for "Documentaries & Photographic Media I" Workshop is an introductory 4 week exploration of writing for documentaryξand photographic media in print, online and film. Create new work to beξindividually read and critiqued by your peers and instructor. Pre-register for a discounted price, limited time and availability. This course…

$110.00 $90.00
Young Writers Workshop | July 2015
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Young Writers Workshop | April 2015

The Young Writers Workshop is a combination creative writing and collegiate applications workshop. In this workshop, young writers will focus on narrative voice as a means toward organic expression in fiction, poetry and hybrid forms. They will then learn how to use this organic voice to write gripping entrance essays.…

$150.00 $110.00

 

Huey Alcaro

“I am somewhat wary of online classes because one gets so much by watching and hearing people rather than reading them. This class, however, is proving valuable because of the great comments by instructor and colleagues. It encourages me to take more online classes.”

Huey Alcaro