Terence Hawkins began his writing career as a practicing lawyer in his mid-thirties. In the Company of Writers, he has used this experience, as well as that as founding director of the Yale Writers' Conference, to meet the needs of authors struggling to balance their craft with the demands of family and day jobs.
In its weekend workshops, the Company offers the same intensive experience, outstanding faculty, and creative colleagues as summer conferences without the same investment of time and money. Since November 2015, we've held one- and two-day seminars featuring Amy Bloom, Colum McCann, John Crowley, and Louis Bayard. Our venues have included New Haven and Brooklyn, with programs under development for the Baltimore-Washington area. Here's what one of our alumni said about a recent workshop:
"One of the most rewarding workshops I have experienced. Terry has a knack for creating a rich environment for writers to come together, share ideas, help one another improve their manuscripts, and have a great time. Everything about the weekend was positive!"
--Bettylynn McIlvain, New Hope PA
Other services include manuscript review, in which an experienced writer brings a fresh pair of eyes to a completed first draft and provides written comments. Editing is also available at several levels of intensity. And for writers who want one-on-one involvement in a project in its first stages, we also offer coaching.