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Writing Workshops: A Novel Idea -- Critique 101

Writing Workshops: A Novel Idea -- Critique 101

  • Dates: March 2, 2019 - November 2, 2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday
  • Location: Landis House
  • Region: Perry County
  • Address: 67 N. Fourth Street, Newport, PA 17074
  • Phone: (717) 567-3120
  • Time: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Price: $300 (or $35 per session)
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Critique 101 offers up to 25 pages for critique. If what you seek is pure approbation and amazement at your genius, send your story to your family. Otherwise, join our class to receive feedback from up to 20 fellow writers. There's not an author out there who hasn't benefited from critique. Authors don't get a second chance to explain to readers the intention behind their words. Express what you really mean to say, and show, by sharing your work with readers who will comment on and critique plot, characterization, dialogue, setting, and any inconsistencies with grammar, POV, or voice. If you're writing the first draft or polishing for publication, then this class is for you! Led by published author and editor Catherine Jordan, learn how to critique others, how to receive a critique, and how to see your piece with an editor's eye.

Critique 101 will be led by Catherine Jordan, author of the horror novels, Seeking Samiel and The Bookseller's Secret. She edits and writes in different genres, and is a contributor to TheBurg magazine. Catherine has been a judge for the Bram Stoker Award and for the ITW Young Adult Award. She also facilitates writing courses and has been an instructor in past A Novel Idea workshops.

Registration is $300, or $35 per session, depending on space. Please register by February 15, 2019. A non-refundable deposit of $100 secures your space.

If you are interested in registering or have additional questions after looking over the materials, please contact us at 717-567-3120 or email

Landis House
67 N. Fourth Street, Newport
Instructor: Catherine Jordan
Ages 18 and up


To reserve your space, please submit a completed Registration Form and your $100 deposit (or full payment, if preferred). See payment links below.


Landis House

Writing Workshops: A Novel Idea -- Critique 101