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Odyssey Writing Workshops

The mission of the Odyssey Writing Workshops Charitable Trust is to provide education to adult writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror that will enable them to improve their skills and have their work professionally published.  While college creative writing programs are numerous, few allow students to submit fantastic fiction, and even fewer have faculty and students equipped to provide insightful critiques on such material.  By bringing together faculty and students who are familiar with fantastic fiction and who believe in its value as an art form, Odyssey allows students to receive informed, insightful feedback on their work.  Odyssey offers instruction and guidance to writers at all levels, from beginners to successful professionals. 

Odyssey’s most well-known program is an intensive, six-week workshop held each summer at Saint Anselm College in Manchester for writers whose work is approaching publication quality and for published writers who want to improve their work. Talented writers come from all across the world to attend, and top writers, editors, and agents serve as guest lecturers.  Fifty-nine percent of students go on to be professionally published, and among graduates are New York Times bestsellers, Amazon bestsellers, and award winners.  The experience is commonly called “life changing” and “transformative” by graduates.  To meet the diverse needs of writers, Odyssey offers additional workshops, online classes, webinars, manuscript critiques, consultations, and coaching.  Free resources, including podcasts, online discussion salons, author interviews, and writing and publishing advice, allow us to help even more writers.

Odyssey is known for providing a supportive yet challenging environment; in-depth lectures; honest, detailed feedback; and individual attention.

For more information about this organization please contact:
Jeanne Cavelos, Director
Odyssey Writing Workshops Charitable Trust
P.O. Box 75
Mont Vernon, NH 03057
Phone/Fax (603) 673-6234
jcavelos@odysseyworkshop.org

Posted on: Monday, September 25, 2017

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