Making Revision Manageable
Many writers find the idea of revision to be daunting. Crossing the divide between a first draft and a polished novel or short story can seem overwhelming. In this class, we will analyze and unriddle the editing process. We will discuss common writerly mistakes, new ways of thinking about revision, and practicable tools and techniques for approaching your own work. The lecture will include handouts, readings, in-class exercises, and discussion. Abby will accept manuscripts for critique. Please see manuscript guidelines for details.
Abby Geni is the author of The Lightkeepers, winner of the 2016 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award for Fiction and the inaugural Chicago Review of Books Awards for Best Fiction, and The Last Animal (2013), an Indies Introduce Debut Writers Selection and a finalist for the Orion Book Award. Her short stories have won first place in the Glimmer Train Fiction Open and the Chautauqua Contest and have appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies. Geni is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a recipient of the Iowa Fellowship. Her website is www.abbygeni.com.
9-9:30 AM registration and socializing
9:30-12 PM program