Goat Hill announces our newest program, GENESIS 2019, a year-long novel-writing boot camp taught by Goat Hill’s own Ann Hood, Hester Kaplan, and Taylor Polites. The GENESIS 2019 program will guide you in the development of 150 pages of your novel or memoir in monthly workshops.

Writers enrolled in the GENESIS program will participate in one workshop per month with each instructor leading a three-month block. Writers will have the opportunity to share and revise their work and will receive a critical review of up to 50 pages of manuscript by the workshop leader at the end of each three-month block. All writers enrolled in the GENESIS 2019 program will also be offered seats in Goat Hill’s seminar series, six evening classes over the spring and fall focused on specific elements of craft. To see the upcoming Spring 2019 seminars, visit the seminar page here.

At the end of the nine-month program (with a summer break in July and August), writers with well-developed manuscripts will have the opportunity to pitch their novel or memoir to an agent and get market-oriented feedback for further development.

The GENESIS 2019 program is limited to six writers and the fee for the year-long program is $5,000. Email us at  to reserve your seat today with a $500 deposit.

Dates for the GENESIS 2019 workshops: January 14, February 11, March 11, April 15, May 13, June 10, September 16, October 21, and November 18. All workshops will meet from 6pm to 8:30pm at School One, 220 University Avenue, on Providence’s East Side

Goat Hill Workshop and Seminar Policies: Payment is due at the time of registration. If Goat Hill needs to cancel a course for any reason, a full refund will be given. Cancellations five days in advance of the first meeting will receive a full refund less a $25 registration fee. Cancellations within five days of the first class will receive a 50% refund of the tuition. There are no refunds after the course has begun, or for missed classes. Class dates are subject to change with advance notice from the instructor.