SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JUNE 5 & 6 | For some writers, first drafts are the fun part. Anything is possible! After that, revision can feel overwhelming. But it can also be fun and rewarding, especially when broken down into manageable components. Come to this two-day revision bootcamp with your manuscript (two hard copies of either a fiction or creative nonfiction piece) 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 one element at a time: dialogue, character emotions, sensory details, plotting, time elements, a title brainstorm and more. At the end of this revision workshop, your manuscript will be beautifully polished from every possible angle, and you’ll be able to apply these techniques to any piece of writing.
This class will meet on Zoom. Registered students, please contact the instructor directly for Zoom details.
Susan Ito is the author of The Mouse Room. She co-edited the literary anthology A Ghost At Heart’s Edge: Stories & Poems of Adoption. Her work has appeared in Growing Up Asian American, Choice, Hip Mama, Literary Mama, Catapult, Hyphen,The Bellevue Literary Review, and elsewhere. She is a MacDowell fellow, and has also been awarded residencies at The Mesa Refuge, Hedgebrook and the Blue Mountain Center. She has performed her solo show, The Ice Cream Gene, around the US. Her theatrical adaption of Untold, stories of reproductive stigma, was produced at Brava Theater. In addition to the Writers Grotto, she teaches at Mills College and Bay Path University. She was one of the co-organizers of Rooted and Written, a writing conference for writers of color.
Number of sessions: 2
Dates: Saturday & Sunday, June 5 & 6
Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm Pacific Time
Course fee: $115