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Have you started developing a writing habit and are now ready to take your writing to the next level? Then it is time to incorporate feedback and revision.
Despite what you’ve heard on the street, revision can be a blast. All it requires from you is a willingness to play, to experiment, maybe even to take a deep breath and let go of the most adored parts of your drafts. Revision is edgy, it’s exhilarating, and falling in love with it will be one of the best things that happens to your writing practice.
Through peer feedback, playful revision exercises, relevant essays on craft, and guidance from the instructor, this class will help you discover ways to see and hear your work more clearly, penetrate it more fully, find the deep-down gems and get them to come forward, shine up, and sing.
We will follow a workshop format to examine drafts you’ve already generated or that you write during the six-week session. Expect to complete the course having received peer and instructor feedback on at least four pieces. Also expect to be equipped with a deeper trust in your voice and writer instincts, a keener sense of how and why your and your classmates’ drafts are working (or not), and which genre might best serve any particular piece. Prose and poetry both welcome.
The class will take place remotely online via Zoom. Register to receive the Zoom link and class instructions.
Writer Katie Daley is the author of three chapbooks: Red Hot Mangos and Voodoo Juice, Coyote at the Wheel, and Venus and the Hitchhikers. Her work has appeared in various journals, and her writing has won her two Individual Creativity Excellence Awards from the Ohio Arts Council. She teaches creative writing at Kent State University and is a community outreach teaching artist for the Wick Poetry Center.