SATURDAY, APRIL 13 | For some writers, first drafts are the fun part. Anything is possible! After that, revision is often overwhelming. It can be challenging to know how to improve a piece of writing. But it is also fun and rewarding, especially when broken down into manageable components.
Come to this one-day revision bootcamp with your manuscript (up to 10 pages of either fiction or creative nonfiction) and you’ll go through a series of timed stations, examining and working on your pages from a wide angle and up close. Learn how to focus on just one element at a time: dialogue, character emotions, sensory details, plotting, time elements, a title brainstorm and more.
Susan Ito is the author of The Mouse Room. She co-edited the anthology A Ghost At Heart’s Edge: Stories & Poems of Adoption. She was a columnist and editor at Literary Mama, and her work has appeared in Growing Up Asian American, Choice, Hip Mama, Catapult, The Bellevue Literary Review, Making More Waves and elsewhere. She has performed her solo show, The Ice Cream Gene, around the United States, and her play, Untold, about reproductive stigma, was produced at Brava Theater in San Francisco. She writes and teaches at the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto, at Bay Path University and Mills College.
Number of sessions: 1
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Date: Saturday, April 13
Course fee: $150