SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4 | Whether you have a half-written piece tucked away in a drawer, or a new story fresh out of the printer, this highly interactive, one-day workshop will give you concrete tools to strengthen your work and publish it. We’ll talk about revision as a process of “re-envisioning,” and you’ll learn how to accomplish this in do-able steps. You’ll have the chance to step back and look at your piece, assess where it would benefit from more work, and select among different in-class revision exercises to get the process going. We’ll discuss successful strategies to publish your work, detailing effective approaches used by the instructor and other writers. You’ll come away with a collection of time-tested publishing resources, including recommended websites, sample cover letters, and submission tracking tools. There will be plenty of time to address your specific questions and concerns. This workshop is open to both fiction and creative nonfiction writers.
Laurie Ann Doyle is the author of World Gone Missing, a book of short stories to be released by Regal House Press in 2017. She has published more than 25 stories and essays in journals and anthologies such as Jabberwock Review, Dogwood Journal, Timber, Arroyo Literary Review, Road Story, and Under the Sun. Stories in her forthcoming book have won the Alligator Juniper National Fiction Award and nominations for Best New American Voices and the Pushcart Prize. Doyle co-founded Babylon Salon, a long running literary series in San Francisco. She also teaches creative writing at U.C. Berkeley. www.laurieanndoyle.com
Number of sessions: 1
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Date: Sunday, December 4
Course fee: $110