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OWC 310 — One-on-One Tutorial: Novel

Quarter: Winter
Course Format: Flex Online (About Formats)
Duration: 10 weeks
Date(s): Jan 10—Mar 18
Refund Deadline: Dec 27
Units: 3
Tuition: $4000
Instructor(s): Wendy Nelson Tokunaga, Joshua Mohr, Deborah Johnson, Jack Livings
Limit: 5
Class Recording Available: No
Status: Open
Please Note: The full tuition refund deadline for this course is December 27 at 5:00 pm (PT). Partial refunds will not be given after this date.
Winter
Flex Online(About Formats)
Date(s)
Jan 10—Mar 18
10 weeks
Refund Date
Dec 27
3 Units
Fees
$4000
Instructor(s):
Wendy Nelson Tokunaga, Joshua Mohr, Deborah Johnson, Jack Livings
Limit
5
Recording
No
Open
Please Note: The full tuition refund deadline for this course is December 27 at 5:00 pm (PT). Partial refunds will not be given after this date.
This course is not open to the public, but rather by admission only. For more information on the Online Writing Certificate Program and its application process, please click here.

The One-on-one Tutorial will bring together Certificate students and accomplished fiction writers in one-on-one pairs for an intensive ten-week tutorial. After each student-instructor pair establishes the goals of the tutorial, and creates a schedule of deadlines and meeting times, the student will have the opportunity to get feedback on their manuscript, in order to finish and/or revise it. There is a 100,000 word limit for manuscripts submitted for the One-on-one Tutorial. Manuscripts exceeding this limit are subject to approval and additional fees will apply.

WENDY NELSON TOKUNAGA
Author

Wendy Nelson Tokunaga is the author of Midori by Moonlight, Love in Translation, Falling Uphill, His Wife and Daughters, and the self-published novel No Kidding, which received a Writer’s Digest award. She’s also written the nonfiction book Marriage in Translation: Foreign Wife, Japanese Husband. Tokunaga received an MFA in writing from the University of San Francisco.

JOSHUA MOHR
Author

Joshua Mohr is the author of five novels, including Damascus, which The New York Times called “Beat-poet cool.” He has also written Fight Song and Some Things That Meant the World to Me, one of O, The Oprah Magazine’s 10 Terrific Reads of 2009. Mohr’s novel Termite Parade was a New York Times Editors’ Choice. All This Life received a Northern California Book Award. His first book of nonfiction, Sirens, is a memoir. Mohr received an MFA from the University of San Francisco.

DEBORAH JOHNSON
Author

Deborah Johnson’s novel The Secret of Magic received the 2015 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction. Her previous novel, The Air Between Us, received the Mississippi Library Association Award for Fiction. She lived for many years in Rome, where she worked as an editor and translator, and as a broadcaster at Vatican Radio. She is completing a new novel, a ghost story about the beginnings of rock and roll, set in 1950s Mississippi.

JACK LIVINGS
Former Stegner Fellow, Stanford

Jack Livings is the author of the novel The Blizzard Party and the story collection The Dog, which received the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize and the Rome Prize in Literature. His short fiction has appeared in The Best American Short Stories and Pushcart Prize anthologies. Livings is a former contributing editor at The Paris Review. He received an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.