Summer Manuscript Workshop with Scott Lax
to Aug 14

Summer Manuscript Workshop with Scott Lax


Full group sessions: July 10, 17, 24 & 31, 2018

Individual half hour consultation: Aug. 7 & 14

Do you have a manuscript-in-progress – or a finished draft – of a short story, novel, personal essay, or memoir? If the answer is yes, and you want to take your next step, then join award-winning novelist, short story author and essayist Scott Lax for a combined fiction and nonfiction manuscript workshop this July at Fireside Book Shop in Chagrin Falls.

Scott says, “The manuscript workshops I participated in when I first became a writer were critical to my development. I listened to workshop colleagues about my manuscript and gave them constructive feedback on their manuscripts. I greatly benefited from the one-on-one private consultations with published authors. My workshop experience as an aspiring writer provided me with the knowledge and confidence I needed to move forward with my writing.”

Here's what the 2018 Summer Fireside Book Shop Manuscript Workshop with Scott Lax offers:

1. The workshop consists of a maximum of eight fellow writers and the workshop leader;

2. Manuscripts may be nonfiction (as personal essay or memoir excerpt) or fiction (as short story or novel excerpt).

3. Each participant will receive feedback from workshop colleagues and Scott during his, her or their workshop session.

4. Each workshopper is asked to be an active participate in the other manuscript critiques.

5. Each participant receives a line-edit, then a half-hour private manuscript consultation with Scott at the Fireside Bookshop, between 6 pm and 8 pm, on either August 7 or 14.

Cost: $180 for four workshop sessions as outlined above, and one half-hour individual consultation and line edit, at Fireside Book Shop.

If you want to learn more, please visit and click the “Teaching and Speaking” link or email or call 440-283-9990.

About Workshop Leader Scott Lax:

Scott was trained in the craft of leading workshops during his four years at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, where he was a nonfiction scholar, and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, where he was a fiction fellow. The author of the novels “The Year That Trembled,” which was hailed as one of 1998’s “Milestones in Fiction” by the Denver Post, and “Vengeance Follows,” which was called, “A minor masterpiece of suspense and human nature" by the Midwest Book Review, Scott also authored hundreds of published nonfiction essays and is a produced playwright and screenwriter. He has been on faculty and led workshops at numerous places around the country such as University School, the South Carolina Writers’ Conference, the Wildacres Writers’ Workshop in North Carolina, and the Western Reserve Writers’ Conference. Scott currently teaches creative writing at the Cleveland Institute of Art.

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