SUNDAYS, SEPTEMBER 15 & 22 | Whether you have a short story fresh out of the printer, or a memoir piece tucked away in the drawer, this highly interactive, two-session workshop gives you concrete tools to strengthen your work and publish it. Students in this class have gone on to publish in online and print journals, as well as place in national writing contests. In the workshop, we’ll about revision as a process of “re-envisioning” your work, and you’ll learn how to accomplish this in do-able steps. You’ll have the chance to step back and look at your story, assess where it would benefit from more work, and select among different in-class revision exercises to get the process going. At the second session, we discuss strategies to successfully publish your work, detailing effective approaches used by the instructor and other widely-published writers. You’ll come away with a collection of time-tested resources, including recommended websites, sample cover letters, and submission tracking tools. There will also be plenty of time to address your specific questions and concerns, as well as get feedback on your revisions. This workshop is designed for both fiction and memoir writers.
Laurie Ann Doyle is the author of World Gone Missing, which won the Nautilus Book Award in fiction and was praised by New York Times bestselling author Edan Lepucki for delivering “astute portrayals of people desiring connection, hope, and renewal.” She has successfully published over twenty-five stories and essays in journals and anthologies such as The Los Angeles Review, Dogwood Journal, The Rumpus, 100 Word Story, Speak and Speak Again, and Under the Sun. Laurie teaches at The Writers Grotto and U.C. Berkeley Extension, where she is an honored instructor. www.laurieanndoyle.com
Number of sessions: 2
Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00pm
Dates: Sundays, September 15 & 22
Course fee: $150