Try it Again: The Art of Revision, with Audrey Ferber (via Zoom), Oct. 28

Audrey Ferber


“My pencils outlast their erasers.” — Vladimir Nabokov


Have you “finished” a story or personal essay that you know needs more work but feel unsure of how to proceed? Do you need feedback, encouragement, and the structure of a group to get back to work? In this class, we will workshop stories and personal essays with feedback aimed at bringing your piece to the next level. We will practice in-class writing exercises targeted at specific skills needed to advance your stories. We will read short stories and essays by masters of their genres to analyze approaches to language, character development, and forward motion. You will leave class this class with a clearer idea of how to revise and produce your next draft. Each student must bring a draft of a story or essay to work on.

This class will meet on Zoom. Registered students, please contact the instructor directly for Zoom details.

Audrey Ferber’s stories, essays, and book reviews have appeared in the New York Times, LILITH Magazine, Cimarron Review, Persimmon Tree, the AWP Writer’s Chronicle, and elsewhere. She received an M.F.A. in Writing from Mills College. Audrey has lived and taught in San Francisco for many years but still feels like a New Yorker at heart.


Number of sessions: 6

Dates: October 28; November 4, 11, 18, 25; Dec. 2

Time: 2:30 – 4:30 pm Pacific time

Course fee: $350

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