The Writer's Hotel Master Class in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry
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Your mini low-residency. Pre and post study. Edit with us now, conference with us in NYC. Early acceptance means more time to work with TWH editors on your manuscript pre-conference.

Are you ready to take your writing to NYC? We will help you every step of the way. Let's bring your manuscript from desk to reading venue to marketplace.

The Writer’s Hotel Master Class is a hybrid. TWH is part residency and part conference with all the important components of low residency mentorship built in. TWH is the only writing conference with a pre-conference editing service. We work with all of our writers pre-conference, much like a low-residency MFA. We help edit target manuscripts before the conference, and even work with writers afterwards for two weeks.

Our classes and lectures take place at our floating campus in Midtown, NYC at Library Hotel and The Bryant Park Hotel. Writers participate in intense craft workshops and attend lectures, literary events and agent speed dating.
Each writer has the extraordinary opportunity to read their own original work in the city, at great venues including The Bowery (poetry) and KGB Bar Lit's Red Room and Book Culture (prose). Faculty reads at The Half King and Kinokuniya.

NYC literary history is brought to life by the walking tours we offer, led by NYPL and the Dorothy Parker Society. We also host a spectacular game of Wink, Murder at the Algonquin. Application deadline is March 15, 2016. Space is very limited. Visit us on the web:

Have a peek at last year's (2015) action-packed schedule:

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About Us
Program Description
TWH is the only conference with a pre-conference editing service. We coach from acceptance to conference. In NYC: Workshops, lectures, agents, panels and literary events. Floating campus between three Midtown hotels. Each writer gets a reading in NYC.
Upcoming Event

Jun 1 - 7, 2016
Venue: Multiple Locations, New York City, NY

Program Length
6 nights
Group Size or S:T Ratio
Program Focus
Autobiography/Memoir, Fiction, Horror, Humor, Journalism, Marketing, Mystery, Nature, Non-fiction, Poetry, Publishing, Romance, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Travel, Young Adult
Workshop instructors: Fiction: Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Scott Wolven & Shanna McNair; Poetry, Tim Seibles & Roger Bonair-Agard and Nonfiction, Paige Williams. Lecturers: Kevin Larimer (Poets & Writers) Carey Salerno (Alice James Books) and Elyssa East.
$2500 conference fee covers all pre-conference editing services and all workshops and events on site in NYC.
U.S. Locations
New York, New York
Shanna McNair
Founder & Director
The Writer's Hotel & TNG
PO Box 5101
Hanover, NH 03755
United States
Phone: 2072749262