Elmhurst Literary Group Offers Low-Cost Writing Classes

By Katie Honan on August 27, 2013 8:17am 

 The founder of Newotn Literary Alliance, Tim Fredrick. 
The founder of Newotn Literary Alliance, Tim Fredrick. 
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ELMHURST — A local nonprofit writers’ group will start low-cost writing classes next month so area scribes can perfect their craft without breaking the bank.

Newtown Literary Alliance, the Elmhurst-based group that publishes a semi-annual literary journal, will host two classes starting in September.

The group’s goal is to bring structured classes and workshops to those who may not have hundreds of dollars to spend on a class.

“Structured opportunities for improving your writing and learning how to publish and promote your work shouldn’t be available to only those with a lot of disposable income,” said Tim Fredrick, the president of Newtown Literary.

The first class will be E-Books 101: A DIY Introduction, which starts in September. The cost for an hour-and-a-half session is only $20.

A short story workshop, Queens Short Fiction Writing Workshop, will give writers the chance to read and critique each other’s work.

That workshop begins in October and will cost $200 for 10 two-hour sessions.

Both classes will be held at the Greater Astoria Historical Society, at 35-20 Broadway, in Long Island City.

For more information, visit www.newtownliterary.org/classes.

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