Novel Writing, a ten-week course by novelist Alaa Al Aswany in NYC

01/12/2018 - 11:30am to 2:30pm

Alaa Al Aswany is passionate about teaching and nurturing young literary talent.

Bringing a novel to life is a lengthy process of commitment. Students will learn the process of planning, moving the narrative forward, developing memorable characters, describing scenes, introducing elements of conflict and tension, and the techniques of novel writing. They will hone their writing style and perfect their literary voice, through rewriting, revising, and polishing their work.

By the end of the course, students would have completed the first two chapters of their novel, bringing it on the way to completion. Their writing will be discussed and analyzed during class.

The workshop will be held on Fridays for ten weeks, from January 12 to March 16, 2018 from 11:30 am–2:30 pm (three hours a week, 30 class hours in total).

The cost of the class is $450. The prerequisites for the course are Fiction Writing and Advanced Fiction Writing. Students can enroll without the prerequisites if they submit a writing sample indicating an advanced level of fiction writing. Classes are limited to ten students.

For details and schedule, please visit our website: For inquiries, please e-mail us at or call us at (347) 536-5918.

Alaa Al Aswany’s Creative Writing Workshop
159 17th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215