AUTHORS LAB: The Art and Craft of the Novel and Memoir
Authors Lab Faculty
Authors Lab faculty members teach classes, lead feedback sessions, and coach program writers. Program leads for our 2021-2022 cohort are Kathie Collins, Paul Reali, Megan Rich, and Kim Wright. You can read their bios on our Lit People page. More faculty will be announced soon.
Your investment has three parts:
- Your time and energy. To be successful in Authors Lab, a writer must be dedicated to their writing and to their cohort. This means: writing consistently; attending at least five of the six weekend-long cohort gatherings; attending elective classes; meeting with the mentor and cohort accountability partners; and participating in the online community, an average investment of 7-10 hours per week.
- Base fee. The base fee for 2021-22 is $225 per month. Developmental feedback—recommended after each draft is completed—is an additional $1,200 for the first 80,000 words.
- Charlotte Lit membership. All Authors Lab participants must be Charlotte Lit members; options begin at $75/year (or $7/month).
Charlotte Lit has limited funds available for full and partial scholarships. You can make a preliminary application here. Writers making it to the final round may be asked for income verification in the form of IRS filings.
Applications will open this summer for the cohort that begins in September. This page will have additional program details, and dates for information sessions, as they become available. In the meantime, program questions can be sent to authorslab (at) charlottelit.org.