Revision can be confusing, but from confusion the deepest work emerges. This workshop offers you a chance to spend the whole day working with others on any manuscript—memoir, essay, novel, or story—that’s giving you problems. No matter what stage you’ve reached, you’ll see your own work with new eyes. We’ll practice exercise-based revision, exploring ways to go deeper. We’ll talk about fears that keep us from revising well and learn analytical strategies for spotting common manuscript problems. Drawing from my own toolbox as both writer and editor, I’ll show you how to become your own best editor. By the end of the day, you should have new material along with new techniques for going to the heart of what matters in all your work.
Your Words Matter:
Revision Clinic for Prose Writers
Date: Saturday, May 20
Time: 10 am-4 pm (with lunch break)
Instructors: Monica Wesolowska
Monica Wesolowska is the author of the memoir, Holding Silvan: A Brief Life, which was named a "Best Book of 2013" by The Boston Globe and Library Journal. Her stories and essays have appeared in many other venues including The New York Times, The Carolina Quarterly, and Best New American Voices. She’s a graduate of Reed College and a former fellow at the Fine Arts Works Center in Provincetown. A native of Berkeley, she’s been a freelance editor as well as an instructor of writing at UC Berkeley Extension and around the Bay Area for over a decade.
More about Monica: www.monicawesolowska.com