- Residency I – Chicago: July 13 – 16
- Mentorship: July through November
- Residency II – New York: November 3-6
Maybe you have an idea for a book. Maybe you have a whole draft. At The Fifth Semester, we put our collective writing and publishing expertise for you, giving you the guidance and tools you need to take your manuscript from inspiration to publication.
This four-month course includes writing mentorship and full manuscript development by bestselling authors and professional teachers, two weekend residencies featuring more than 20 instructional hours on story development, craft, and the business of writing, a built-in writing community, and access to agents, editors, and other industry leaders.
The Fifth Semester is the golden egg for anyone serious about learning the ‘craft of writing.’ It’s absolutely brilliant.
I found the Tribe I didn’t even know I wanted or needed. We challenge each other to keep forging ahead, but also offer honest guidance and support on a professional and personal level.
Before The Fifth Semester, all I had was an idea. Four months later I have a completed manuscript, an invaluable mentoring relationship with an experienced author, and a community of talented cohorts.
The Fifth Semester has turned me inside out in all the best ways possible. Ann and Erin are supportive, brilliant and not afraid to give critical feedback. They are mentors, friends and bad-ass cheerleaders everyone needs in their corner.