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Community Visitors

Writing by the Lake

Learn essential techniques and experiment with cutting-edge forms in the comfortable setting of Glen Rowan House at Lake Forest College.

You’ll connect with other writers from the community, and our outstanding faculty will provide individual advice and mentorship for your work. Whether you are a novice or a pro, Writing by the Lake will let you get to the next level.

Taught by award-winning authors, each seminar consists of four two-hour sessions and ends with an individual evaluation and “Next Steps” conference. Your “Next Steps” conference will provide one-on-one time with your Writing by the Lake faculty member to discuss where to take your writing next.

Fall Offering

The First Five Pages: Novel and Short Story Writing

October 25, November 1, 8, 15, Wednesday mornings 9:00-11:00 a.m. Rebecca Makkai, prize-winning author of two novels and many short stories, teacher of writing at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and currently on the faculty of MFA programs at Northwestern University and Sierra Nevada College.

Location

All Writing by the Lake Seminars will be held in Glen Rowan House, Lake Forest College, 500 N. Sheridan Road, Lake Forest.  For a campus map, click here.