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Writers' Hub Workshops

Manhattanville Writers’ Hub Spring Workshops 

The Writers’ Hub at Manhattanville University is a literary home for the local Westchester County and Hudson Valley community.

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Upcoming Workshops

Serena Jones - Editor
Serena Jones

Editors plan, coordinate, revise, correct, and format written content for publication—all while working closely with writers to refine their work. While impeccable grammar skills are an asset, much of their value is in their talent for knowing a good story and how to tell it...and in their intuition. So, what motivates an editor to acquire a manuscript? How do they work with literary agents? What do editors look for? What are the most common areas for improvement among acquired manuscripts? Since an editor can oversee all parts of a book’s life cycle, just what exactly does a day in an editor’s life look like? And what can a writer expect when working with an editor? Serena Jones will share insight on the editor's role and what it takes to move a manuscript from agent to editor to publication. Q & A time follows presentation. 

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
Barat House, Manhattanville University 

Registration Fee: $50. FREE for current Manhattanville MFA students



Spring Workshop Schedule

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Spring WRITERS' HUB Workshops

Strategies for Literary Journal Submission
Wendy Mages
February 3

Centering a Sustainable Practice: Care, Safety, Community
Em Marie Kohl & danilo machado
March 16

Writing the Senses
Christine Kalafus
March 30

EDITOR: Buyer, Book-Doctor, Therapist, and More
Serena Jones
April 6

All workshops take place starting at 10:00 a.m. in Barat House

$50 registration fee
Free to Manhattanville MFA students

Manhattanville MFA Events


Summer Writers' Week Kick Off

8:00 AM
Center for Design Thinking

Narrative Nonfiction Reading at Summer Writers' Week

4:00 PM
Manhattanville, Reid Castle

Editors' Panel at Summer Writers' Week

1:45 PM
Center for Design Thinking

Contact Us

  • Iain Haley Pollock, Director MFA Program Manhattanville University



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