April 16 @ 7:00 PM - April 16 @ 9:00 PM

Location: Redeemer Offices, 1166 Avenue of the Americas. Due to building security, registration is required at least 24 hours in advance.

Author Norma Jaeger Hopcraft will lead us in the faith & writing discussion On Residencies: How to Apply and Get the Most out of Your Stay. Drawing from her experiences taking a writing sabbatical in Paris, applying to US-based residencies while working full-time, and being part of diverse writing circles, she will guide us in considering such topics as how residencies are helpful to writers, where to find out about residencies, how to apply, self-discipline and accountability, and how to be a good neighbor at a residency. 

Afterwards, we’ll break into critique circles. Please bring 1 to 2 pages (double spaced) of original writing in any genre for feedback. You will also be given writing time to work on our critiqued piece or free write on the topic of the faith & writing discussion. We will conclude our fellowship with a special time to pray over our creative endeavors.

Norma Jaeger Hopcraft has been writing stories for 30 years and recently wrote The Paris Writers Circle, her fourth novel, while in Paris on a one-year creative writing sabbatical. She was a newspaper and corporate journalist, and a magna cum laude graduate of New York University’s creative writing and literature program. She’s lived in Paris, Barcelona, Brooklyn, and New Jersey! Follow her blog, “In Search of the American Dream,” at njaegerhopcraft.blogspot.com.

The Redeemer Writers Group meets monthly to workshop in-progress writing and offer community, encouragement and resources for aspiring and professional writers. 

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