Thurs. 5/11, 5/18, and 5/25, 7-9pm Gordon Square Arcade Conference Room, 6516 Detroit Ave., Cle. OH 44102
$: 45 / $40 for members
Finishing a first draft of a story or novel is no small feat, but how do you turn that writing into a final draft that is ready for publication? This three-session workshop for fiction writers will take you through the revision process by teaching you how to improve everything from overall plot and character to individual sentences and word choice. Together we’ll look at examples of effective revision, participate in editing and rewriting exercises, and share our struggles and triumphs along the way. Everyone who attends will walk away with 22 practical revision techniques they can apply to their story or novel, regardless of any length, genre, or style. To get the most out of this workshop it is highly recommended (though not required) that you have a finished draft of writing to work with.
Matt Weinkam is a writer, editor and college instructor with published work in Denver Quarterly, Sonora Review, New South, Midwestern Gothic, Split Lip, Covered w/ Fur, DIAGRAM, Quarter After Eight, Electric Literature and Mutilations on a Theme: Best Innovative College Writing among others. Matt is founding editor of Threadcount Magazine and a former Managing Editor of Passages North literary journal. He holds an MA in creative writing from Miami University, an MFA in fiction from Northern Michigan University, and he has taught creative writing as far away as Sun Yat-sen University in Zhuhai, China. He currently lives in Cleveland with his wife, cat, dog, and book collection.