In this two workshop series, members will receive instruction on writing collaborative fiction and OCWW member teams will be led through the process of creating a cohort-sourced novel by an award-winning author and celebrated instructor.
Workshop #1: Explaining and Starting the Process
Collaborating on an Episodic Novel
In this two workshop series, members will receive instruction on writing collaborative fiction and OCWW member-teams will be led through the process of creating a team-written novel by Award-winning author and celebrated teacher, Jay Rehak.
Award-winning author and celebrated teacher Jay Rehak takes participants through the step by step process of creating and publishing collaborative fiction, then organizes and begins the process for the OCWW members signing on to write their own section of a team-written novel.
This session is appropriate for anyone interested in collaborative fiction. Toward the end of the session members will have the option to continue on with the project. (Workshop #2, on pulling together and publishing team-written fiction will be on April 18, 2019)
Jay Rehak has been a writing teacher for 32 years; he is the author of 27 produced short plays and has co-written 13 novels with his students and friends. Honored as the 2014 Chicago Public Schools Tech Innovator of the year, Jay has spoken at numerous educational conferences around the country; his TedX Northwestern talk, “How to Teach Empathy through Collaborative Writing” is available on YouTube. In 2013, Mr. Rehak created and co-authored the award winning 30 Days to Empathy, the world’s first high school class sourced novel. Subsequently, Jay collaborated with his students, writing and publishing Someone Else’s Shoes, The Absolutely Awesome Adventures of Internet Ed, and The Long, Strange Trip of Augie Stone. Additionally, his non-fiction work, How to Write a Class-Sourced Novel has been used by teachers around the world to create their own collaborative novels. He is currently working on Sideline Ink, the second book of his middle grade novel series, which helps promote financial and social emotional literacy. All of Jay’s works are available on Amazon at http://bit.ly/jaycrehak. Jay is married to award winning children’s singer, Susan Salidor and he has three children, Hope, Hannah and Ali. Additional biographical information can be found at www.sidelineinkpublishing.com.